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Denver Mayor Cuts $5 Million From Public Services To Pay Illegal Immigrants, Fails GOP, Donald Trump

Residents of Denver's “sanctuary city” will now have fewer hours to enjoy recreation centers, won't be able to register their vehicles in person at the DMV, and will have to skip smelling the city's flowers because illegal immigrants who have descended on Denver needs more money.

All of this inconvenience is, of course, the fault of Republicans and that bitter orange coke, Donald Trump, according to Denver's Democratic mayor, Mike Johnston, who announced on Friday that he is cutting $5 million from public services.

“The cuts follow the mayor's decision last month to divert $25 million from the city's budget to the migrant crisis,” he added. Fox News Digital reports “That plan included taking $10 million from a contingency fund and $15 million from a building remodel. These actions followed the city's decision to keep many vacant positions and review new contracts and programs or expanded”.

In total, Mayor Johnston expects the migrant crisis to cost Denver approximately $180 million by 2024.

And it's all because Republicans wanted the Senate's “bipartisan” border bill to actually close the border instead of funding wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

“The choice by Republicans in Congress to intentionally kill a historic, bipartisan border deal this week will have a devastating impact on Denver,” Johnson said after Republicans successfully killed the disastrous bill.

While choking back the sanctuary's salty crocodile tears, Johnston he said reporters, “I'm incredibly proud of how the city's team members have stepped up over the past year, but it's clear that the federal government will not support our city.”

Denver will reduce the number of migrants it anticipates and will continue to monitor spending on top of the cuts, according to the mayor.

How BizPac Review As he reported earlier this year, Denver is the top destination, per capita, in the United States for foreign migrants who have crossed into the United States through the open border with Mexico. In January, the city announced that migrants who have remained in the shelter system for 42 days will receive eviction notices.

According to Fox News Digital, “Earlier this week, the city began evicting about 800 migrant families from shelters as it cut aid for illegal immigrants.”

About 40,000 migrants, mostly from Venezuela, have arrived in Denver in the past year, and more than 3,500 are living in city-funded hotel rooms, according to the Colorado Sun.

But don't blame the migrants, Johnston stressed.

“I want it to be clear for Denverites,” he said. “Who is not responsible for this crisis in which we are [is] people who have walked 3,000 miles to get to this city.”

Trump wanted the border bill to fail, Johnston said, so people would continue to “suffer.”

“Despite broad bipartisan support, I think [former President] Trump and Republican leaders saw this as an opportunity that if this bill had actually passed, it would have successfully solved the problem facing the cities and the border and they would have seen it fail so they could exacerbate those problems, prolong the suffering of the American people and newcomers for their own electoral changes this November,” he said, according to the hill. “This went far beyond what I expected from even the most cynical of political operators.”

Fox News reports:

As part of the new cost-cutting measures, recreation centers will close one day each week, while DMV satellite offices will close alternately one week at a time starting March 4. The city will not hire a class of nine DMV employees.

In addition, Denver Parks and Recreation will reduce spring programs by 25% and regional centers will go from operating seven days a week to six days. Local and neighborhood centers will continue to be open six days a week but with reduced hours.

Johnston said full-time city officials will not lose their jobs, but seasonal employees may have their hours cut or positions open.

“More conversations ahead as we navigate this challenge, but we will push through,” Johnston wrote to X. “Denver is bigger than this moment.”

“It's easy Mike,” one user replied. “You choose illegal aliens over Americans.”


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