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>> If you believe the government, Hungary is under seige by migrants. At the height of the migrant crisis, thousands of people used this crossing into Hungary. But now it's a very different picture. I'm Reuters reporter Jacob Greaves at Croatia-Hungary border. We're here, and across the Hungarian frontier. The numbers of those arriving is dramatically down.
And yet, the methods to deter them is only increasing. That includes a new fence, more border guards, and a law to detain all migrants in shipping container camps while asylum applications are processed. The government's hard line making it tougher for civil society to voice concern. The Catholic Bishop of Vac, Miklos Beer, has personally taken in asylum seekers.
He says he's agonized over speaking out but can no longer bite his tongue.>> When someone comes through the door and based on the latest Parliamentary decision. After the striker rules arrives in the transit zone and asks for asylum we should ensure a future for those who get the refugee status.
>> He says he's inspired by the recent pro-migrants starts of Pope Francis. But Beer is a rare voice in Hungary's high clergy, countering a largely hostile government stance.>> It's up to us, and I have the entire Hungarian society in mind. That we should accept those who knock on the door and should not humiliate them.
>> The UN says Hungary's latest container camp measures sanction last week do not just humiliate, they breech EU law. The Hungarian government maintains, it must act to defend itself and use any lull in numbers to post what is an EU entry point. But some argue it's values that need to be defended.
Bishop Beer says he will continue to provide food and shelter for the migrants in his care. But admits, if police come knocking, he may not be able to stop their transfer to a detention camp.