Nancy Pelosi Says Climate Change is Causing Illegal Aliens to Head North to U.S.A.

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 29, 2021 | 2:15pm EDT
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(Photo by John McCall/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a virtual press conference on Thursday that climate change is one of the factors causing illegal aliens to head North out of Central America toward the United States.

“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,” Pelosi said.

“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,” she said. “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.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s press conference where she said that the climate issue is one of the reasons illegal aliens are coming North to the United States:

“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. 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. The drought, the rest, impacting agriculture in those countries contributed to people leaving and coming to our country, again, for economic reasons. 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.”

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