Check What Ocasio-Cortez is Blaming Climate Change For Now

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is blaming climate change for the migrant crisis that is forcing them to leave their homes and have some come to the United States.

She’s claiming Americans will have “blood on their hands” therefore if we don’t address climate change.

From Fox News:

“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?

“Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”

First, the video she cites tries to link climate change to everything including healthcare and “why the climate movement must fight for migrant justice to win the world we want.”

Second, it’s interesting that she recognizes that there is an immigration crisis, although she doesn’t note the problem is of illegal immigration when most of the Democrats are still pretending there isn’t a border crisis.

But the reason for Mexican and Central American migrants leaving their countries doesn’t have to do with climate change, but rather crime and poverty, and the greater economic opportunities in the United States.

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, due in part, to gangs like MS-13, which was started by Salvadoran immigrants in the U.S. and spread to El Salvador and other countries.

In Honduras, nearly two-thirds of the population, or almost 5.5 million people, live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Per capita income averages just $120 per month.