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Migrants in Denver faced horror on their journeys to the U.S., but despite their desperate risks, many will be forced to leave.

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Kevin, a migrant from Venezuela, stands outside of a church-run shelter in west Denver. Dec. 22, 2022.

Hundreds of migrants have arrived in metro-Denver in the past month. The city and state have spent upwards of a million dollars to accommodate them. Let’s go beyond the numbers and get a sense for who these folks are and what brought them here. CPR's Stephanie Rivera and Denverite's Kevin Beaty spoke with some of the migrants staying at Denver’s emergency shelters.

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Cots set up in an emergency shelter for people arriving from the southern U.S. border, set up at a Denver rec center. Dec. 13, 2022.