“Colorado earmarked $5 million to assist people identified as migrants, including helping them purchase bus tickets. About half the money is allocated already.”
Colorado’s Democrat Governor Jared Polis is preparing to bus migrants to Chicago, New York City, and other destinations. Will Democrats and their media allies call this a cruel political stunt as they did with Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott?
Colorado is busing migrants to New York and other major cities
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is busing migrants who recently arrived in Denver from the southern U.S. border to other major cities.
Why it matters: The Democratic governor’s move echoes actions by Republican governors in Texas and Florida that were labeled callous and cruel.
Driving the news: In a statement Tuesday, Polis said his administration is helping migrants reach their intended destinations because 70% don’t plan to stay in Colorado.
But Polis acknowledged the number of people being bused out-of-state has escalated in recent days to clear a backlog of people stuck in Colorado because of harsh winter weather.
- Colorado earmarked $5 million to assist people identified as migrants, including helping them purchase bus tickets. About half the money is allocated already.
- “There is a lot of pent-up demand right now and a lot of frustration among our migrants who have been trapped for a week or two in a place they didn’t want to be through no fault of their own,” Polis told Politico.
Politico has more, including a statement from NYC Mayor Eric Adams:
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to send migrants to major cities including New York, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday, warning that the nation’s largest city is already struggling to deal an influx of people sent from Texas and other Republican-led states…
Adams made his comments during a radio appearance Tuesday morning.
“We were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado is now stating that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago,” Adams said during a radio appearance. “This is just unfair for local governments to have to take on this national obligation.”
An aide to Adams said the mayor’s administration was told about the influx Monday evening.
Like many major cities around the country, Denver has been struggling to provide services for a surge of people who have fled their home countries in Central and South America, crossed the southern border and sought asylum in the United States. Over the past month, more than 3,500 migrants have arrived in Denver, according to the city, and each night around 1,800 asylum seekers have sought shelter in the city.
How awkward for the liberal narrative.
Is it human trafficking if the governor is a D? https://t.co/wEjTkaLH0J
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) January 3, 2023
i believe this is called "human trafficking" or something.
i was reliably told this was. https://t.co/1mnrkSRJPM
— kaitlin (@thefactualprep) January 3, 2023
Colorado is a sanctuary state. What happened to all that?
I thought Colorado was a “sanctuary state?”
BONUS QUESTION: Is it still considered Human Trafficking if a Dem does it? https://t.co/00Pxpmqyka
— Corey Layne Wilkins (@CoreyWilkins) January 4, 2023
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