(CNSNews.com) - While in Panama on April 18, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas sent out a tweet in which he blamed “increased migration” on a number of factors—including “climate change.”
“Countries throughout the hemisphere,” Mayorkas said in his tweet, “are experiencing increased migration and resettlement in response to economic conditions, violence, corruption, climate change, the pandemic, and other forces that cause people to flee their homes.”
A statement published on April 20 by the Department of Homeland Security explained Mayorkas’ trip to Panama.
“From April 18-20, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Panama City, Panama to attend a Ministerial Conference on Migration and Protection with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and foreign and security ministers from throughout the region,” said the statement.
“During his visit,” it said, “he met with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, and Public Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino, as well as representatives of international organizations, to discuss regional coordination in managing irregular migration.”