Hungary cracking down on migrants crossing border

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HUNGARY -- The United Nations Refugee called on the United States on Friday to take in more of the migrants who have fled Syria's Civil War.

President Obama said Thursday the U.S. will take about 10,000. But at least that many are flooding into Europe everyday. Things are about to get much worse for them.

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The Hungarian government announced on Friday it would arrest any migrant crossing the border illegally. The new laws are due to come into effect next week.

More troops were sent to the border to back up the government threat. And prisoners were brought in to finish the razor-wire fence on Hungary's border with Serbia.

Khalil and Hanan Darweesh arrived from Syria with their two small children, relieved to finally make it this far -- only to find police herding migrants into buses.

"We have to go to camp, print our fingers and go." said Hanan. "We don't want. We don't want."

Hungary insists migrants be fingerprinted and registered at "reception centers." Migrants fear they will be trapped.

Hanan Darweesh is traveling with her two children and 12 extended family members. CBS News

Cellphone footage appears to show police tossing food to crowds of migrants. Human Rights groups say they are penned in like animals.

The Darweeshs are considering paying another smuggler to get further north. But money is running out.

They have spent $5,000 dollars per person, and they're traveling with an extended family of 12.

Others decided to risk it on the run -- anything to avoid the camps.

CBS News watched as one group of migrants approached a waiting van, suspected smugglers. But when they saw CBS, they scattered and the driver made haste.

They're easy to find, but police haven't done much to stop the smugglers. That may change when the crackdown begins.

Hungarians are already questioning the practical realties of the new laws, wondering where they plan to imprison tens of thousands of migrants. And the idea of forcing them back or locking them out entirely isn't a plan that's going to work either.