Immigrants Are Responsible For Climate Change?
Only in the nation of Wingnuttia. ThinkProgress shared this little gem of asinine:
MAN: Immigrants produce four times more carbon emissions in the U.S. than their home countries. […] Reducing immigration won’t solve global warming, but it is part of the solution.
Translation: Don’t worry about your carbon footprint, you’re a real Amurikan! You deserve to be wasteful. Those damn Mexicans, on the other hand, should be content to live in poverty with a small footprint.
The math behind this doesn’t work out at all but it’s not supposed to. This is pretty much the same thing as Lou Dobb’s infamous leprosy accusations, a flat out lie designed to give racists and other assorted dirt-bags an excuse to harass and attack Hispanic immigrants. Conservatism simply cannot function without falsehood.