Hungary says anti-migrant border fence to be done by Nov. 30

MORAHALOM: Hungary's defense minister says that a fence on the border with Serbia to stem the flow of migrants and refugees will be built by Nov. 30.

Defense Minister Csaba Hende said Thursday that 900 people would work simultaneously to install the fence which is planned to be 4 meters (13 feet) high along the 175-kilometer (109-mile) border between Hungary and Serbia.

Interior Minister Sandor Pinter said the fence was temporary but the only immediate solution Hungary could find to stop the flow of people. More than 81,000 reportedly entered the country illegally this year.

Most of the refugees who request asylum in Hungary usually leave within days to richer countries further west in the European Union, like Germany.

Hungary does not want any economic migrants from outside Europe.