Just as Thanksgiving whitewashes a period soaked in the blood of Natives slaughtered during crimes of conquest, the myth of police as guardians of the public whitewashes the reality of where those institutions began.
Requirements for refugee status are fairly consistent from country to country, and the law is clear: Climate change migrants need not apply.
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