Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday argued that climate change is a root cause of migration from Central American countries.
“We are looking at extensive storm damage because of extreme climate, we’re looking at drought,” Harris said.
Harris met with foundation leaders on the ongoing migrant crisis as people from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala flood the Southern border through Mexico.
Because of the changing climate, Harris argued, people in the region faced a struggling agriculture industry, food scarcity, food insecurity, and extreme poverty.
Anybody here think the people flooding the U.S. border might be trying to escape repressive socialist regimes? Anybody here think Harris is lying? Anybody here think it has nothing whatsoever to do with climate?
“Again, we’re looking at the issue of climate resiliency, and then the concern about the lack of economic opportunity,” she said.
The Biden administration posits damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020 devastated the region, a climate event that continues pushing climate migrants to the United States.
Harris repeated the challenges in the region were daunting, but she expressed her intention of offering people hope.
“We have to give people a sense of hope, a sense of hope that help is on the way, a sense of hope that if they stay, things will get better,” said Harris.
Harris cautioned the problem was “not going to be accomplished overnight.”
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April 23, 2021 at 06:58PM