$8.6 million financial assistance

The federal government officially announced that they will send an amount of $8.6 million to help and assist the migrants in Denver.

$8.6 million financial assistance
$8.6 million in financial assistance will be given to the city of Denver. (Photo: 9News)

$8.6 Million to Assist and Help Migrants in Denver

The number of migrants entering the country has increased since Pres. Joe Biden’s administration lifted Title 42. There were states in the country that offered asylum and shelter to the migrants while other state governors chose to send them to other states and cities.

In a published article in The Washington Examiner, the federal government will send an amount of $8.6 million to the city of Denver to help and assist the migrants.  Aside from this amount, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive $1.2 million.

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Democratic Lawmakers Wrote a Letter to the DHS Secretary

According to a report published in Denver Gazette, Democratic U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in May before the current administration lifted Title 42.

Sen. Bennet wrote in the letter, “In recent months, the city of Denver and the state of Colorado have united to address the immense humanitarian needs of migrants from our southern border – spending millions of dollars to shelter and support these migrants and straining local resources. I’m appreciative that the federal government answered our calls to provide more support to Denver, and we’ll continue to push for more federal support in the days ahead.”

Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that an additional $72.7 million will be given this year as part of the second round of the program.

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By Neil