The Department of Homeland Security is really worried about climate change —so much, they’ve created the Climate Change Professionals Program. The DHS issued a press release:
“[This] program will be instrumental in helping the Department adapt to our changing climate by providing hands- on experience and guidance to young professionals interested in climate adaptation and resilience. This program will develop the next generation of climate experts, improve climate literacy throughout the Department, and help us execute our Climate Action Plan to remain mission-resilient while reducing our own impacts on the environment.”
Maybe not the best use of resources, considering the record number of migrant encounters – more than 2 million – logged in 2021. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) put the DHS on blast.
“The southern border is experiencing a surge in drug trafficking and illegal border crossings. For example, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced this month that southern Texas had experienced a 1,066% increase in fentanyl seizures in the past year.2 Agents at eight ports seized 87,652 pounds of narcotics, including 588 pounds of fentanyl. The surge in fentanyl has been so dramatic that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued its first public safety report in nearly six years. The report shows that four out of every ten pills containing fentanyl carry a lethal dose,” Hawley writes.
“How would creating the Climate Change Professionals Program help diminish the crises at the southern border? How would creating the Climate Change Professionals Program help stop the flow of fentanyl over the southern border?”
“It is well past time to start prioritizing the border crisis. The American people are relying on you to do so. Prioritize the border, stop creating woke climate programs, and enforce the law.”
Sen. Hawley: DHS Is Prioritizing Woke Climate Change Program Over Border Crisis
DHS program is dedicated to ‘adapting to climate change and improving resilience’
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 20, 2022