Posted on October 5, 2023

Sanctuary City Asks Texas Border Towns to Divert Migrants Away from Denver

Bob Price, Breitbart, October 4, 2023

Officials in the city and county of Denver, Colorado, asked Texas border towns to distribute flyers aimed at discouraging migrants from traveling to the Mile High Sanctuary City after crossing the border from Mexico. Denver officials asked the border communities to distribute flyers saying the city is out of resources to take care of migrants and that low-cost housing is unavailable.

Matthew Mueller, the executive director for the Office of Emergency Management for the City and County of Denver, sent an email to officials in Texas communities of Brownsville, El Paso, Houston, and Dallas advising that they “can no longer provide the same level of sheltering resources to newly arriving persons in Denver.” Mueller said his office is reducing the maximum length of stay for migrants arriving as of October 4, according to documents provided to Breitbart Texas by Texas officials.

Mueller went on to ask the officials to distribute flyers, printed in English and Spanish, to the migrants or to post them in shelters, NGOs, or any other areas where migrants wishing to travel to Denver could be staying.

The flyer advises “asylum seekers traveling to Denver” that “Denver’s resources have been exhausted. The flyer stated that single adult migrants arriving in Denver will have a 14-day stay limit in shelters.


The sanctuary city officials also warn the migrants that  housing in Denver is “very expensive and there aren’t many affordable housing options available.”

Since May 18, the State of Texas bused approximately 2,400 migrants to the sanctuary city of Denver, according to a statement from the Office of the Texas Governor. Long before the busing of migrants from Texas, then Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told CNN that his city had to “declare an emergency over the influx of migrants it has received.”


Current Denver Mayor Mike Johnston also declared the city to be in a state of disaster as the migrant crisis continues.

Johnston, who took office earlier this year, put the blame on Texas Governor Greg Abbott for what he falsely called “involuntary arrivals” in Denver.


dashboard operated by Denver shows the city is currently serving nearly 22,000 migrants {snip}