In this April 28, 2017 file photo a police officer with a dog patrols along the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. (Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/MTI via AP, file)
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A new set of laws would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary's government said Wednesday.Groups failing to register, and which authorities consider to be adding illegal migrants, could be fined.Foreigners found to be aiding illegal migrants could be banned from Hungary, Pinter said.The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a rights group which provides legal aid to asylum-seekers and receives part of its funding from Soros' Open Society Foundations, drew attention to the government's proposed eight-kilometer restraining order and compared it to a 1969 decree by Hungary's then-communist government prohibiting citizens from going nearer than two kilometers from the borders.
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