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Mayor Johnston Wrongly Blames Governor Abbott for Denver Migrant Issues

Tom Handy
Mayor Mike Johnston and Governor Abbott on the Hannity showPhoto byX (Twitter)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started bussing migrants to sanctuary cities last year. In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, he added another sanctuary city, Denver, in May.

According to his press release, Governor Abbott has bussed over 2,400 migrants to Denver. This doesn’t include the number of migrants the border city of El Paso sent to the city either.

El Paso has bussed 22 buses to Denver which began in December 2022.

According to ABC 9, Denver struggled last year under former Mayor Michael Hancock. Since then, the situation hasn’t improved under the current Mayor Mike Johnston.

Mayor Johnston is placing the majority of the blame for the city’s struggles on Governor Abbott, though many migrants have made their way to Denver on their own.

Johnston said according to ABC 9:

"We have had a significant influx of migrants mostly due to Governor Abbott in Texas who has been chartering buses full of buses to arrive in the city and county of Denver."

If Governor Abbott said he has bussed about 2,400 migrants to Denver, then it is interesting that Denver’s migrant tracker states they have supported over 21,000 migrants. Governor Abbott didn’t send the other 19,000 migrants who arrived.

It seems Mayor Johnston is placing the blame solely on Governor Abbott.

As mentioned, El Paso began busing migrants to Denver initially. Then other migrants arrived in Denver on their own. Mayor Johnston needs to get his information correct.

Here is an update on Denver and its migrant issues:

Do you think Mayor Johnston needs to get his facts together?

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