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Hungary announces crackdown on Serbia border, blames Germany for migrant influx

  • A boy from Iraq cooks a corn on a bonfire near the northern Serbian village of Horgos at the borderline with Hungary early Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. The 28-nation European Union has been at odds for months on how to deal with the influx of more than 332,000 migrants this year as Greece, Italy and Hungary have pleaded for more help.  (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    A boy from Iraq cooks a corn on a bonfire near the northern Serbian village of Horgos at the borderline with Hungary early Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. The 28-nation European Union has been at odds for months on how to deal with the influx of more than 332,000 migrants this year as Greece, Italy and Hungary have pleaded for more help. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wash at a water place in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Migrants wash at a water place in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hungarian policeman tries to organize people as hundreds of migrants try to board a train at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Hungarian policeman tries to organize people as hundreds of migrants try to board a train at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday the Hungarian parliament is pushing through new measures "that will create a new legal situation at the borders, even more strict than it was."

When asked by The Associated Press whether the military will be deployed to defend Hungary's borders, he said: "Yes."

Speaking in Brussels, Orban said the migrant "problem is not a European problem, the problem is a German problem, nobody would like to stay in Hungary."

He said "all of them would like to go to Germany."

More than 160,000 migrants have crossed into Hungary this year.