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New Mexico shelters plan to send hundreds more migrants to Colorado

Posted at 9:58 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 23:58:48-04

DENVER — Immigration authorities plan to send more migrants to Denver after several dozen were bused to the city overnight Monday.

The New Mexico governor’s office confirmed to Denver7 that they plan to bus to Denver an additional 100 migrants a week for the next month to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters.

The individuals that were bused over in the initial trip are being accommodated byDenver area churches temporarily until the migrants can be put into contact with their American sponsors.

"Denver will always be a welcoming place for people seeking refuge," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement. "I am proud of our community for proactively stepping in to provide support in uniting these individuals with their family and friends. They deserve our compassion, not condemnation."

The New Mexico governor’s office said it is in contact with Colorado Governor Jared Polis as they prepare for more bus trips.