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Denver is Struggling to Support Migrants, and This is How You Can Help

Tom Handy
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The number of migrants arriving from Texas to Denver has slowed down recently. As the City manages the current migrants in shelters, they still need more necessary items.

Denver released the following statement:

“The Emergency Operations Center recently transitioned to a new record-keeping system for managing the arrival of migrants at shelters. This transition from manual spreadsheets to automated forms has resulted in the removal of duplicate records.”

Over the past 24 hours, Denver has not had any new arrivals. The City currently has 48 migrants in the City Emergency Shelters and 912 in Partner Emergency Shelters.

The City recently changed the length of stay to 14 days for migrants.

Mayor Michael Hancock stated:

“We know it's going to be challenging, because not only do we have to find alternative shelter opportunities, but we have to case-manage and assess really the status of these individuals who have come to our cities. And that's why it has to be a multilevel of government response to this and not just cities of Denver, Tucson, Chicago, New York, or what have you responding.”

The governor of Colorado previously was going to bus migrants to Chicago and New York City. But the mayors of those cities said they are already struggling with the current migrants they have. So Governor Jared Polis decided to look at other options for migrants.

Recently, the City announced they are in need of supplies for young boys and girls. This includes underwear, shoes, and personal hygiene including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap. You can find out more information here.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talk about issues the city is facing with migrants:

How else do you think Denver should handle migrants who arrive?

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