> The message is consistent. Migrants pose a threat to security. Victor Orban urging Hungarians to vote against an E proposal to distribute migrants and refugees across the block, in an October referendum. The Hungarian prime minister, is hoping that vote will give him mandate to challenge Brussels' proposed quotas.
Cue his next target, Hungarian citizens outside the country's borders. Reuters' Gergely Szakacs in Budapest says there are several million of them across Serbia, Romania, and central Europe.>> And the prime minister is hoping to boost the turnout of this upcoming referendum on the EU migrant quota. And there's also an indication that the dirt poor Hungarians, especially in Central Europe are sympathetic to these views or settings.
>> Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, Hungary has imposed strict controls to control the influx through Balkan countries. Many Hungarians supported the government's decision to build a razor wire fence along the country's southern border. Orban says any mandatory quotas would threaten Hungary's cultural makeup.>> I think his main fear regarding the quotas, is that these quotas represent the challenge to Hungary's sovereignty.
Hungary has no experience with large scale immigration. The issue of migration has emerged as the single largest concern for Hungarian.>> Opinion polls show that the governments hardline on migration has boosted public support for Orban. He'll be hoping to tap into rising anti-immigrant sentiment to encourage people to take part in October's referendum.
For it to be valid though, he'll need half of all eligible voters to head to the polls.>>