Hungary approves detention for all asylum seekers

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Hungary’s parliament has approved a new law calling for all asylum seekers to be detained in camps along the country’s southern border while their applications are being processed.

Under the measure passed Tuesday, migrants will be kept in converted shipping containers, and will not be allowed to leave unless they choose to go into Serbia.

The U.N. refugee agency says it is deeply concerned about the new law, saying international and EU laws state asylum seekers can only be detained when doing so is “necessary, reasonable and proportionate.”

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