Hungarian police officers control the border line beside a rail wagon prepared with barbwire at the border line between Serbia and Hungary in Roszke, southern Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Families with small children sat in fields beneath the former communist country's new 3.5-metre high fence running almost the length of the EU's external border with Serbia, halted by a right-wing government that hailed a "new era".Hungary says it will let refugees request asylum. But under the new regime, they risk expulsion within eight days to Serbia, which Budapest has declared 'safe' for refugees. At least 200,000 migrants have crossed Hungary so far this year, streaming north through the Balkan peninsula having hit Greek shores by boat and dinghy from Turkey.The prospect of a long wait at the Hungarian border, possible imprisonment or expulsion back to Serbia may force many to seek alternative routes.They could go west into Serbia's fellow former Yugoslav republic Croatia, or east into Romania, both members of the EU like Hungary but not of Europe's Schengen zone of border-free travel. The migrants' window of opportunity is rapidly shrinking as Hungary puts the finishing touches to the fence the length of its 175-km (108 mile) southern border.
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