If the immigration situation at our southern border wasn’t out of control already, now comes news that it could be getting even worse. And to make matters even worse still, it involves something that we can’t control no matter how hard we try: the weather.
The U.S. National Weather Service now predicts that the current El Niño, which has ravaged Central America with drought conditions, has a 95 percent chance of continuing through this winter and will likely only abate by spring of 2016.
According to Breitbart, the drought, which began in 2014, has left many in Central America and the Caribbean without basic necessities. Cuba and the Dominican Republic have already begun rationing water supplies.
In addition, Panama has reduced the size of ships that can go through the Panama Canal because of the lower water levels. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates approximately one million Guatemalans do not have access to enough food.
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the population of foreign migrants increased by 790,000 in 2014. That’s much higher than the average of 350,000 a year growth, and that number could be much higher this year if the drought continues.