Tohono O’Odham officials estimate each undocumented immigrant leaves behind more than 8 pounds of litter. With nearly 1,500 crossing tribal lands every day, that amounts to 13,000 thousand pounds a day, and almost 5 million pounds a year.
Some sacred areas on the Tohono O’Odham Indian reservation larger than the size of a football field are littered with thousands of pounds of trash left behind by illegal border crossers.
Even legal immigrants mean more people in a society producing waste, and their previous society has an escape valve so it breeds more people — who produce more waste.
Immigration is ecocide.
Tags: ecocide, immigration, pollution