Denver Braces For Migrant Surge From Texas

Tom Handy
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With migrants crossing the border in large numbers, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending migrants to sanctuary cities. Recently, migrants who were in Del Rio were sent to the sanctuary city of Denver.

Governor Abbott posted on X, formerly Twitter, he has sent over 1,800 migrants since Title 42 ended in May. The number of migrants crossing the southern border has increased over the past few months of summer.

Governor Abbott is currently in New York City sharing his thoughts on the migrant crisis, another sanctuary city that Texas has bussed migrants.

El Paso, Texas has also bussed migrants to Denver according to Fox 31 and started sending migrants there before Governor Abbott did. Last year, El Paso was seeing a large number of migrants crossing the border from Mexico.

John Martin is the Deputy Director of the opportunity Center For the Homeless in El Paso said the number of migrants arriving is stressing the shelters currently available according to Channel 9 News.

Martin said:

“This has been building up over time to the point that it's gotten to a crisis,”
“It’s really been building up within the last month. Our shelter system is basically bursting at the seams at this point.”

According to The Denver Post, Mayor Johnston said:

“With the addition of new buses this week, we could eclipse, potentially, the high water mark of more migrants than we’ve had in shelter in the city at any point … since the crisis ever began.”

Denver is likely to see more migrants coming from Texas.

Do you think Denver will be able to support more migrants?

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