May 23, 2024

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Migrants Turn Denver’s Auraria Campus Garage into Makeshift Shelter as They Await Processing

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More than 250 migrants flocked to Denver this past weekend and are now living out of the 5th Street Garage on the Auraria Higher Education campus as they await processing.


According to advocacy groups, the city and its partner shelters are all currently full — with the unannounced and sudden appearance of these migrants over the past few days being completely overlooked by local officials.

Their arrival comes just days before May 11, when Title 42 (which prohibited migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S.) is scheduled to expire and Denver is set to lose a large chunk of the COVID-related emergency federal funding that it has used to provide shelter and resources to such migrants.

Most of the misplaced individuals are said to be Venezuelan. Some are undocumented and claim they…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-05-10 08:00:00

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