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Groups Ask Biden Admin To Consider Extreme Heat In Border Policies


Human rights groups are calling on the Biden administration to consider the effects of climate change-driven heat on migrants when designing the government's border policies. Human Rights Watch this week released a letter sent by 68 groups to the U.S. government, urging a new approach to actions on the southwestern border after this summer’s deadly heat. The Southwest has become one of the fastest warming regions in the U.S. due to climate change. The letter says limiting entry to migrants hoping to apply for asylum can prompt them to make risky journeys through dangerous areas and extreme heat.