Last month, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a ludicrous report blaming immigrations for extreme weather, rising sea levels, changing ecosystems, melting glaciers, and dying polar bears. In other words, CIS was claiming that immigrants are responsible for climate change. America’s Voice–an immigrant advocacy organization–to address CIS’ claims and “tell it like it is…a bunch of… well… watch the video.“
CIS isn’t the only group to blame immigrants for environmental problems–they join the ranks of hate and restrictionist groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the American Immigration Control Foundation, and the Social Contract Press. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that CIS’ primary concern isn’t the environment.
CIS has continued its relentless string of scientifically dubious “studies” that are being used to promote their anti-immigrant agenda. CIS keeps screaming ‘fire’ when there isn’t any smoke– let alone flames. As the nation struggles with a broken immigration system, CIS’ work undermines the real thinking that needs to go into rational immigration reform.
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