Jobbik to investigate passport frauds

The strongest opposition party wants to know how it was possible for foreigners to fraudulently obtain almost 700 Hungarian passports, so Jobbik will put the issue on the agenda of next session of the parliament’t national security committee.

Jobbik MP Adam Mirkoczki, the committee’s president reminded in his statement that according to a recent investigative article by Direkt36, about 700 non-Hungarians have fraudulently obtained authentic Hungarian passports and assumed the identities of the original passport holders and that group, at least 85 attempted to travel to the United States, and 65 successfully entered through the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Mirkoczki added that Jobbik had notified the Hungarian government several times before, but the authorities ignored them – “perhaps for a reason”.

Also on Friday, Jobbik re-submitted an amendment proposal to Hungary’s constitution, the party’s deputy leader told a press conference. Janos Volner highlighted the importance of border protection, and argued for the necessity of re-introducing a border guard, a proposal which the party has advocated since 2010. He added that another proposal, aimed at banning residency bonds in Hungary, has been added to the amendment. Volner said his party was ready to support ruling Fidesz’s “anti-quota” constitutional amendment proposal.

Concerning the government’s residency bond programme, Volner said that people close to the government had realised “huge profits” on the bonds, while the programme had “compromised Hungary’s security through allowing migrants in the country several times as many as the number proposed by Brussels”. Jobbik will say no to the government’s “accommodating migrants for money”.

Source: MTI/Hungary Journal
Photo: MTI

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