The Hungarian government is expected to decide Tuesday to deploy the army to its border with Serbia as a set of harsh new laws meant to stop the huge flow of refugees and other migrants through the country take effect. As the country sealed off its southern border, large numbers of confused migrants roamed the fields next to the barbed-wire fence that
Hungary has recently built separating the two countries. With Hungary cracking down, desperate people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere struggled to make it into the country, hoping to reach Western Europe before it was too late. A record 9,380 migrants entered Hungary on Monday, beating previous the previous record of 5,809 set just a day earlier. Under the new laws, most migrants entering the country from Serbia can be turned away because that country is considered safe and could theoretically provide them asylum.