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What’s happening now — and later –with migrant arrivals in Denver

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Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Cots line a room in the Denver Community Church of Christ’s basement on May 14, 2019, when 55 migrants were bused to Denver from New Mexico after nonprofits there were unable to keep up with demand.

The arrival of hundreds of migrants in Denver, from the southern U.S. border, has raised a lot of questions... particularly given recent political moves elsewhere, that target so-called sanctuary cities. The city of Denver this week opened an additional shelter to accommodate more arrivals, and declared a state of emergency to help navigate and accommodate the newcomers.