Pelosi: Illegal Aliens Heading North to U.S Because of 'Climate Change'
House speaker deflects blame from Biden for border crisis
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has claimed that illegal aliens are being forced to head north out of Central America toward the United States because of climate change.
During a virtual press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said:
“Before COVID, a few months—oh, about half a year before COVID--I did take a delegation to the Northern Triangle–speaking of travel–to see what the causes of migration were."
“And, of course, it's corruption. It's violence,” she said.
“It's also, which was new to me as one who is a follower of the climate issue, that climate played a role as well,” she said.
“The drought, the rest, impacting agriculture in those countries contributed to people leaving and coming to our country, again, for economic reasons,” Pelosi continued.
“That's not necessarily an opportunity to come into our country, but a motivation for people to try."
“So, I am so pleased that the president has tasked the vice president to look to the causes of migration and how we can contain it, and that means we have to pay a great deal of attention–as President Biden did when he was vice president–to this hemisphere, the relationships in the hemisphere,” she said.
Earlier this month, Pelosi made similar claims blaming the wave of migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on climate change.
“There are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border."
"This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us," she added.
"You saw the impact of climate change."
"These people were leaving because of the drought," she continued.
"They couldn’t farm, and they were seeking other ways to survive."
"There are many reasons to go into this, but the fact we have to deal with it at the border, and some of the people coming there are seeking asylum."
"I always like to quote our friends in the Evangelical movement."