Some Californians Blame Immigrants for Drought

Some people blame California’s enduring drought on the nut farmers. Others vent against those in Beverly Hills, who keep their estates green while neighbours in the flatlands turn off sprinklers under threat of heavy fines.
Now comes the latest, perhaps inevitable, scapegoat: immigration.
A group called Californians for Population Stabilization says it’s a matter of simple mathematics. The state now has nearly 40 million residents, 10 million or so more than it did 25 years ago, and a lot of the new arrivals are from other countries.
Therefore, they argue, it’s their fault.
One of the group's Facebook posts says says the drought could have been avoided with responsible immigration policies and limited population growth.
Another says, more ominously: “The drought has never been just about water.”



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