What Hungary Can Teach Europe About Absorbing Immigrants

Far from becoming welfare cases, foreign-born workers are likelier to be employed than native-born Hungarians. Or is that the problem?

Migrants who have just crossed into Hungary wait for buses to take them to an intake camp on Monday.

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As refugees pour into Europe in historic numbers, one of the fears is that they will become wards of the state, unemployed and living on the dole. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has led the fight to restrict the flow of refugees and migrants into what he has called the "Christian welfare states."

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