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What do all the new immigrant arrivals mean for Colorado?

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31min 42sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Mayor Mike Johnston speaks with a group of migrants, many of whom are living outside, in a Zuni Street hotel run by the city. Nov. 18, 2023.

Denver is cutting its budget to keep up with the cost of sheltering the steady flow of arrivals from the southern border, and that's leading to strain between cities, and questions about what role the state should play.

Purplish is produced by Shane Rumsey and edited by Megan Verlee.