Hungary to criminalise migrant helpers in crackdown

Source: BBC News

The Hungarian government has drafted new laws to criminalise those who help irregular migrants seeking asylum.

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If passed in its current form, the legislation could make printing leaflets with information for asylum-seekers and offering them food or legal advice a criminal offence.

The constitution will also be amended to prevent other EU countries from transferring asylum seekers to Hungary.

Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban is defying EU policy on migration.

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