OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS ‘FUELING’ THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said climate change was a “major factor” behind the wave of migrants making their way to the U.S. southern border.

“The far-right loves to drum up fear [and] resistance to immigrants,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted 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 [because] they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants.

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.

The Leap@TheLeap_Org

Did you ever notice that the same leaders denying climate change are the ones drumming up fear and hatred against migrants? Check out our new video on why the climate movement must fight for migrant justice to win the world we want. Voiceover by @thandienewton

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Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet links to a video by The Leap, a group founded by author and activist Naomi Klein. The Leap’s video discusses “why the climate movement must fight for migrant justice to win the world we want.”

It’s part of a growing effort to link global warming to a host of seemingly unrelated issues, like immigration, national security and health care. Former Vice President Al Gore repeatedly tried to link man-made warming to the current wave of migration from Central America to the U.S. MORE

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: IT’S TIME TO CONFRONT THE MAJOR FACTOR FUELING GLOBAL MIGRATION—CLIMATE CHANGE

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