In this increasingly bizarre political season, this one is off the charts. An anti-immigration group has linked illegal immigration to global warming. The video explains that their carbon footprint would be lower if they remained in their original countries.
It is a curious take on the global warming debate. Does this mean that we should select who comes into the country legally by their prospective carbon footprint? If Europeans use more energy, should we favor immigrants from Fiji or Tibet? Presumably, these illegal immigrants have a higher carbon footprint in the United States because they become more like us. Perhaps the solution is to have all immigrants accepted but insist that they remain in their original countries to save the planet.
The report makes illegal immigrants akin to pollution point sources, bringing little point source pollutants over the border.
The next stop will be a call for people to save the polar bear by actually eating an illegal immigrant. Consider the carbon footprint in that transaction.
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