(NBC) -- ÁSOTTHALOM, Hungary -- A far-right mayor is hailing the success of a new border fence, saying it has protected Hungary from mass immigration.
“It saved my town,” said László Toroczkai, whose community on the border with Serbia was at the center of a wave of migrants in 2015 seeking better lives in the West. “Calmness has returned.”
He was one of the loudest voices in a campaign that convinced Hungary’s government to build two parallel 10-foot-high razor-wire electric fences at the border, which also doubles as a frontier for the European Union.
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