Iconic cities like Chicago and New York are struggling under the massive weight of thousands of illegal aliens coming in virtually all at once.
But it’s not just these major metropolitan areas that are having difficulty dealing with the jaw-dropping influx.
Now, another major US city is teetering on the brink of collapse as the illegal alien crisis spirals out of control.
Denver, CO struggling to deal with illegal alien arrivals
Cities like New York and Chicago have been making the headlines after being forced to deal with tens of thousands of illegal aliens.
But other places, including Denver, Colorado, are also feeling the pain as massive crowds line the streets to find food and shelter.
The overnight temperatures in Denver can get below zero degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, making the issue even more concerning.
According to Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, “Our city is really struggling. This is both a humanitarian crisis for the individuals that are arriving, and it’s a fiscal crisis for the cities that are serving. Those two crises are coming to a head right now.”
Many of the illegals were sent to Denver from Texas after Governor Greg Abbott gave them three options: New York, Chicago or Denver.
Some illegals say New York was too overcrowded and Chicago was too cold, so they chose Denver as their third and last option.
Mayors of all three cities have asked to treat the illegal alien issue as a national problem, and they want a national solution.
They want a coordinated entry system, but Abbott says the only real solution is for Joe Biden and his administration to “secure the border.”
Since May 2023, Texas has sent approximately 15,700 illegals to Denver.
Many of them were Venezuelans who applied for asylum to get “Temporary Protected Status” which allows them to live and work legally in the US for a set period.
Biden expanded the TPS program in September after New York City demanded that something be done, but the program still only applies to people coming from Venezuela who arrived in the US before August 1.
In Denver, many illegals are found in encampments located under a bridge north of downtown near I-70 and I-25.
Some say the cold weather is “tough” and that it has been “horrible” since they arrived.
Denver is short on space
Although Denver is considered a major city, it’s struggling to keep up with the demand.
Each of the city’s hotels that were recently leased to house illegals is already full, and most of the shelters are bursting at the seams.
When Mayor Johnston went to visit a shelter recently, he was approached by people who had questions including how long Denver would be able to help them, and when they’d be able to find a job.
The mayor says that the federal government is telling most of the illegals that they have to wait six years for their asylum claims to be heard, and in the meantime, they’re being forced to rely on the cities for help.
It looks like we can add Denver, Colorado to the list of cities on the brink of collapse thanks to Joe Biden’s non-existent immigration policy.
Blue State Blues will keep you up-to-date on this ongoing story.