May 28, 2024

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Nonprofits are aiding migrants. But we need a plan.

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Mary and Rosa stepped off buses in Larimer County this past winter with no contacts, shelter, food, or coats. They were part of a larger group of about 80 migrants, mostly from Venezuela, who were bused rather randomly to an unfamiliar town after surviving harrowing journeys that were undertaken – and this is important – because their lives were at stake.

To put it mildly, there was no real plan in place to receive them, because, as a whole, governmental agencies are largely unprepared for the immigrant crisis that is occurring and will intensify with the lifting of Title 42. 

Luckily, nonprofits and individuals are more nimble, and with just a few days of notice from the Larimer County Office of Emergency Management, the nonprofit Alianza NORCO quickly organized:…

Laura Pritchett

2023-05-14 02:05:00

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