Denver Sending Illegal Immigrants to Utah Without Notification

The illegal immigrant sanctuary city of Denver, Colorado, is sending migrants to Utah.

About 2,000 migrants have been sent to the Republican state without “proper notification or approval,” Governor Spencer J. Cox wrote on X.

“We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver has been sending illegal immigrants to Utah without proper notification or approval. This is completely unacceptable and follows on the failed catch-and-release policy of the Biden administration,” Cox wrote. “Every state has received illegal immigrants and Utah’s resources are completely depleted.”

“All 50 states, including Utah, are now border states due to the failed immigration policies of President Biden and Congress. Once again we call on the Biden administration and Congress to solve this crisis.”

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson’s Chief of Staff, Andrew Roberts, said that the area cannot “absorb” more migrants, 2KUTV reported.

A flyer was also posted to inform asylum seekers that there is “no space available in shelters.”

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s spokesperson, Jordan Fuja, blamed Texas for the migrant influx.

“The vast majority of newcomers arriving in Denver do so on buses chartered from Texas and had no intention of ever coming to Denver,” Fuja said. “That’s why part of our operations include purchasing tickets for newcomers to get to their desired location.”

Johnston recently announced a plan to cut $45 million from city agencies, including the police, to help fund a program to deal with a recent increase in migrants.

Nearly $90 million will be allocated for illegal immigrants.

Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston said the fund allocation will provide a “long-term, sustainable response to the newcomer crisis that avoids significant cuts to public services,” according to a press release.

Johnston referred to the illegal immigrants as “newcomers.”

Although the mayor said the effort would avoid significant cuts, Fox 31 reported that the Sheriff’s Department would be cut by 2.2%, the Police Department by 1.9%, and the Fire Department by 0.8%.

The mayor’s office will have the largest budget cut of 9.6%, followed by the Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency with a 6.1% cut.