Denver mayor joins Colorado Democrats to urge migrant protections in border deal

The mayor of Denver joined Colorado’s senators at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to urge Congress to support cities being burdened by the migrant crisis

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston held a press conference alongside Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO), where the three encouraged negotiators to include resources for cities facing record migrant surges in the bipartisan border security deal. The group, joined by Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO) and Brittany Pettersen (D-CO), also emphasized the need for expanded work permits for undocumented aliens in the agreement. 

Immigrants, Johnston said, “don’t have the federal support they need to be able to have resources to help them integrate successfully into their new lives in Denver.”

“All that is required is a clear act of courage from the Congress to take action
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