AP: Biden Mulling Offering Asylum or Other Legal Protections to Climate Migrants

AP: Biden Mulling Offering Asylum or Other Legal Protections to Climate Migrants


President Joe Biden’s administration may provide immigration rights and citizenship to many foreign “climate migrants” who claim they are being displaced by climate change, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week.

On Tuesday, AP noted:

No nation offers asylum or other legal protections to people displaced specifically because of climate change. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit, held virtually Thursday and Friday.

President Biden issued an executive order on February 4 ordering national security adviser Jake Sullivan to produce a report by August 3 on “Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration,” including options for protecting and resettling climate change-displaced persons.

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On Thursday, Refugees International announced the formation of an expert task force on climate change and migration in response to the same executive order.

Referring to the “climate crisis” early this week, Secretary of

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