A police officer walks through a gate at the Tompa border station transit zone in April 2017. Hungary has two "transit zones" with shipping containers that are used to automatically detain migrants while their asylum claims are investigated. This month, Hungary began denying food to asylum-seekers whose claims were rejected and appealed, human rights groups say.
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, pictured at a meeting with Polish president on May 14, campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform. On Monday the right-wing party passed legislation banning aid organizations and individuals from helping asylum-seekers.
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