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Is Climate Change Fueling Immigration Crisis? Numbers Show Crop Yields Are Actually Increasing


Research by the Center for Immigration Studies suggests New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats are wrong when they say illegal immigration from Central America is fueled by climate change.

Matthew Sussis, assistant director of communications for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), compiled crop yield data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization from 2000 to 2017. The data was related to the top crops produced in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — the three countries in the Northern Triangle that make up a bulk of the illegal migrants apprehended on the U.S. southern border.

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