Rep. Nydia Velázquez offers bill that prioritizes foreigners over her constituents.
The “Extinction Rebellion” death cult is scary, but what may be even more terrifying is a proposal Congress is considering.
Our U.S. House of Representatives is reviewing a new bill to protect “climate refugees.”
The Climate Displaced Persons Act, written by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), would create a new federal program specifically for refugees displaced by climate change. If enacted into law, the U.S. would take in at least 50,000 climate refugees each year, beginning in 2020.
What exactly is a “climate refugee?”
The Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian think tank, recently estimated that in 2017 alone, 18 million people — 61.5 percent of global displacements — were forced to move due to natural disasters. (Those natural disasters are not universally caused by climate change, but global warming is predicted to cause more frequent and intense disasters.) And while projections vary, sources agree that those numbers are going to get a whole lot higher. That same report noted that nearly 1 billion people currently live in areas of “very high” or “high” climate exposure, which could result in millions of people displaced by climate change in the future. A 2018 World Bank report estimated that by 2050, there would be 143 million climate change-driven migrants from the regions of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and southeast Asia alone.
But, if we’re talking about legally designated “climate refugees,” there’s a much different number being thrown around: zero.
The designation of refugee has very specific meaning under international agreements.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.
And, because both the Border Wall and the Mexican troops have stopped the caravan, Velázquez is trying to create a work-around to bring in as many people as the Democrats need. After all, “climate change” can mean anything the activists wish it to mean.
Velázquez, the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in Congress, chairs the House Committee on Small Business.
Velázquez is a climate alarmist true believer, who was recognized by National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC) for its work as “Latinos Leading in the Green Economy and Partnering for the Future.” Her bill would make it possible for any person claiming to be fleeing from a “climate emergency” obtain all the assistance given to real refugees.
An alien who qualifies for 24 climate-displaced person status under this section 25 shall be eligible for resettlement assistance, entitlement programs, and other benefits available to refugees admitted under section 207.
Of course, the spouse and kids would get those benefits as well!
To understand better the priorities of the Congresswoman, here is a video of Velázquez blasting HUD Secretary Ben Carson over President Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets.
Truly, it is terrifying to realize that members of Congress prioritize the needs and wants of foreigners more than the concerns and security of their constituents. I sure hope the GOP has plans to make NY07 competitive in 2020, as I find it hard to believe residents of Queens and Brooklyn would welcome a flood of climate refugees.DONATE
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