House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) proclaimed in a virtual press conference on Thursday, March 25, that climate change is one-factor driving illegal immigrants north from Central America toward the United States.

In the conference, Pelosi said a few months before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus (coronavirus) crisis began, she had traveled to the Northern Triangle to examine migration causes. 

Besides corruption and violence in many Central American countries, which are the known factors driving the influx of illegals into the United States, Pelosi proclaimed that climate change also has a share.

“It’s corruption. It’s violence,” Pelosi 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.”

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

Since taking office, Biden’s climate change policy has put a tremendous load on the backs of hard-working Americans. 

On Day One, Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, resulting in the immediate loss of thousands of jobs. In the long run, 11,000 jobs, primarily for union workers, are expected to be terminated, according to the New York Post estimate.

On his first day, the new president ordered a temporary-later-turned-permanent suspension of new drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters, ostensibly to allow for a review of the impact. 

The American Petroleum Institute estimates that by the end of next year, the drilling ban is expected to cost the U.S. economy $700 billion and eliminate nearly a million jobs.

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