Ocasio–Cortez Blames Immigration Crisis on Climate Change

If we fail to act or if we delay in acting, we will have blood on our hands…

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Climate change is to blame for the massive flood of immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. and overwhelming the immigration system, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-NY.

The socialist-loving sponsor of the Green New Deal took to Twitter on Tuesday, piling onto the Left’s favorite weather-related scapegoat, which has been blamed for everything from hurricanes to droughts, melting ice caps to record snowfalls.

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on climate change and national security on Tuesday, during which Ocasio–Cortez claimed Congress would have “blood on our hands” if climate legislation, like the Green New Deal, isn’t passed.

“I think what we have laid out here is a very clear moral problem,” she told the committee. “If we fail to act or if we delay in acting, we will have blood on our hands.”

Republicans have slammed the Green New Deal as a ridiculous, “socialist” scheme that includes unrealistic goals, like employment for every person in the U.S. and a “sustainable, pollution and greenhouse gas free, food system” that would not depend on “farting cows.”

“There isn’t a single serious idea here—not one,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on the Senate floor last week, shortly before the Senate killed Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal.

Lee satirically proposed that some of the possible carbon-neutral alternatives to the implied ban of commercial air travel might be using velociraptors, Tauntauns from the ice planet Hoth (part of the “Star Wars” universe) and giant seahorses (previously used by D.C. Comics’ Aquaman).

As hundreds of migrants continue to flood the southern border seeking asylum, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been forced to begin releasing migrant families onto the streets of certain American cities. The immigration system is at its “breaking point,” according to the agency.

“This situation is not sustainable,” said Kevin McAleenan, then-commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, last month. “The system is well beyond capacity and remains at the breaking point.”

Following the abrupt resignation this week of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen, McAleenan is now the acting secretary in the Cabinet-level post.

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Ocasio–Cortez’s remarks are not the first time that progressives have attempted to link migration—despite denying that a crisis exists at the border—with carbon emissions.

Increasingly, leftists have attempted to incorporate climate fears into other items on their agenda, such as racial inequality and injustice.

Rhetoric linking it with illegal immigration has dated back to at least last October, when massive caravans organized by radical open-borders groups like Pueblo Sin Fronteras first started marching toward the border.

Former Vice President Al Gore previously made the claim that climate was to blame last December.