It’s Not a Border Crisis. It’s a Climate Crisis.

July 19, 2021 ☼ climate

Source: POLITICO

Link: It’s Not a Border Crisis. It’s a Climate Crisis.

Both sisters tried to reach the U.S. southern border in December 2019, but were apprehended by Mexican law enforcement midway in Mexico and sent back home. Since then, they’ve lost their crops to last year’s hurricanes and are bracing for more widespread crop failure. And, now, more than a year and a half after their first attempt, they’re ready to try again.

I’ve been saying this for some time. It’s not just crop failure, it’s getting close to unlivable in various areas of Central America due to the heat.

Migration is not stoppable. We have to have a policy for absorbing migrants. It’s the only humane thing to do.