migrant crisis hundreds of migrants move to denver in less than 24 hours
Hundreds of migrants had arrived in Denver, the most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado, in less than 24 hours. Migrant crisis had been a cause of concern for authorities in Denver.
Around 7 buses arrived in Denver on Friday, carrying hundreds of migrants. Around 9 busloads arrived on Thursday night. There are around 3,800 migrants in shelters in Denver.
More than 10,00 migrants have already crossed the southern border into the United States over the last few days. According to a report by CBS News Colorado, around 340 migrants have been dropped off in Denver via buses since Thursday night.
Many migrants arrived from Texas, Venezuela, Columbia and Guatemala. One migrant woman said, “There are too many people. They are so bad to me.”
Migrant crisis in Denver
Denver, a western U.S. state, has seen nearly 30,000 migrants from the southern border over the past year. More than 2,600 migrants are already living in the city’s shelter system.
Earlier this month, there were around 2,775 migrants in Denver shelters. At least 2,000 migrant children were enrolled in Denver Public Schools. Since April last year, the Texas governor ordered buses with migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles.
With the shelters reaching capacity, it can be difficult for the authorities to house newly arrived migrants.
Jon Ewing, Spokesperson, Denver Human Services, said, “We know that everything is much more difficult with a child. We don’t want children on the streets. We don’t want anyone on the streets.”
More busloads of migrants could arrive in Denver over the Christmas weekend. Denver has already received $3.5 million from Colorado to help with the influx of migrants.
The authorities in Denver have already provided support to 33,325 migrants from the southern border at a cost of more than $35 million.