As the administration, local officials, border agents and nonprofit leaders grapple with the day-to-day logistical challenges of apprehending and processing or expelling thousands of migrants, U.S. officials and immigration experts say they have theories but no concrete explanations for why the increase is happening now. Many see it as a confluence of destabilizing conditions, some new, some long-standing: a still-raging pandemic, worsening economic crisis and devastation from past natural disasters.
This is going to be bad for Dems. Unfortunately, the conditions driving migration are only going to get worse with climate change. It’s not a matter of escaping poverty. It’s a matter of escaping death.