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Denver Supports Migrants: 17,000 and Counting

Tom Handy
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On Tuesday, 99 migrants arrived in Denver from Texas. Governor Greg Abbott continues to bus migrants to Colorado. 

According to Governor Abbott, he has bussed over 1,100 migrants to Denver since May. According to ABC 13, Governor Abbott bussed the first set of migrants to Denver as Title 42 ended. Texas continues to bus migrants to the city as they cross the southern border in Brownsville.  

According to the City of Denver, they have supported over 17,369 migrants since last year. 

This past weekend, Governor Abbott send 233 migrants to Denver over the weekend according to News 9. 

In addition to Governor Abbott, the City of El Paso, Texas bussed migrants to the city according to Denver 7 and some migrants have made their way to start a new life. 

News 9 said earlier this year, some migrants bought bus tickets to go to Denver. 

After picking up from former Mayor Michael Hancock, Mayor Mike Johnston wants to continue to support migrants. 

Last month, Mayor Johnston said according to News 9:

“One of the things we want to do is to be able to be a better partner, to be able to pay non-profit partners more quickly. Right now, it's been hard to wait on reimbursement from the federal government. So, what we have to do often is go ahead and pay the bill proactively, even before we get reimbursement dollars. But we know if you're a small nonprofit, you can't cash flow two or three months while you're waiting for your bills to get paid.”

Local media including Colorado Public Radio in Denver mentioned how the city is handling migrants who arrive to the city. 

Do you think Denver can handle supporting current and future migrants?

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