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Record number of more than 4,300 migrants enter Hungary as it prepares a border clampdown

  • Syrian refugees walk toward a makeshift camp for asylum seekers after crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. The latest string of walkers made their way Friday from the Hungarian border across Austria toward the capital, Vienna.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Syrian refugees walk toward a makeshift camp for asylum seekers after crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. The latest string of walkers made their way Friday from the Hungarian border across Austria toward the capital, Vienna.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syrian refugee men hide from the Hungarian police in a cornfield to avoid having their fingerprints taken, after crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Syrian refugee men hide from the Hungarian police in a cornfield to avoid having their fingerprints taken, after crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather at the border, near Roszke, southern Hungary , Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)

    People gather at the border, near Roszke, southern Hungary , Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and others are still making their way slowly across Europe, seeking shelter where they can, taking a bus or a train where one is available, walking where it isn't. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)  (The Associated Press)

The flow of migrants into Hungary has hit another record as Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government prepares an unprecedented border clampdown.

Police said 4,330 migrants were detained Saturday, over 700 more than the previous one-day mark. Hungary is rushing to complete a fence on its border with Serbia and starting Tuesday, new rules criminalizing illegal border crossings and speeding up decisions about asylum requests take effect.

Hungarian authorities hope the 4-meter (13-feet) high fence, more police at the border and tighter migration rules should deter migrants from trying to enter the country as they strive to reach Germany or other destinations in Western Europe.

At the least, authorities hope it will bring order to their mandatory registration system — which has crumbled as the number of migrants has grown.