Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston said the city is “really struggling” to provide shelter and resources for the influx of immigrants surging into Denver, the latest sign that the border crisis is seeping into states not located on the Mexican border.
Johnston visited families in a makeshift encampment as Denver experienced temperatures sinking below zero overnight. Many of the immigrants are sleeping under bridges or lining up to find food or shelter each night, CNN reported.
“This is both a humanitarian crisis for the individuals that are arriving, and it’s a fiscal crisis for the cities that are serving,” the mayor told the outlet. “Those two crises are coming to a head right now.”
Johnston is one of several Democratic mayors dealing with an influx of immigrants after Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) began sending