Liberal Mayor Demands Citizens ‘Sacrifice’ To Welcome Migrants

In a segment of an interview with CNBC that was taped in February and broadcasted on the show “Cities of Success,” Denver Mayor Mike Johnston provided his perspective on whether the city’s approach towards migrants was excessively welcoming and generous. He’s recorded as saying:

“it’s a balance. We want to be a welcoming city” but doing that without federal help “requires shared sacrifice, it requires compromise.

“So, we are both making cuts to city budgets to meet this financial need, and we are making cuts to the amount of services we can provide to the migrants that arrive and to the number of folks that we can serve.”

Johnston was then forced to admit that the actual amount of illegal immigrants descending upon the city was “much higher than what we thought.

“I will say, what we’re very proud of is, like other problems, we’ve taken this on, we’ve figured out an entrepreneurial approach, and we’ve figured out a path to solve it.

“Of the 40,000 migrants who have arrived in this city, as of tonight, I have a regular count, we have about 40 to 45 migrants total that are unsheltered tonight.

“That means 99.9% of those 40,000 have come through, gotten connected to services, housing, work, and made it successfully.

“So, we figured out how to run this machine, how to welcome people, get them connected to legal clinics, provide them wrap-around resources.

“To do that well just requires resources, and so, our challenge is, we can do it well with federal help, we can do it well with more work authorization, we can do it well with a coordinated plan for entry. Without any of those three, the work becomes tougher. But we’ve now doubled down, assuming there’s no federal help coming, and we’re going to figure it out on our own.”

Host Carl Quintanilla then asked, “What do you say to Denverites who say, we were too generous, we gave away — we opened the door too wide?”

Johnston responded, “We think it’s a balance. We want to be a welcoming city where you don’t have a woman with a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old sleeping outside in a tent in ten-degree weather in a snowstorm. That’s one of our values. And we also want to be able to provide high-quality public services to all the taxpayers.

“That’s also one of our values. And in this context, without any federal support, to do both of those things requires shared sacrifice, it requires compromise.

“So, we are both making cuts to city budgets to meet this financial need, and we are making cuts to the amount of services we can provide to the migrants that arrive and to the number of folks that we can serve.”

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By Trent Walker

Trent Walker has over ten years experience as an undercover reporter, focusing on politics, corruption, crime, and deep state exposés.

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elizabethrc
elizabethrc
1 month ago

How about this, Mr Mayor? You give up your job to some unintelligible illegal and watch your city or town devolve into a sewer with them in charge! Make yourself and your kind an unimportant, victimized minority. Do you even think about the ramifications of your witless plans?

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
1 month ago
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It already has done under him and his predecessors! My sister lives in Aurora,”across the street” from Denver proper, so to speak; and was just bemoaning how far Denver has plunged after San Francisco in recent years, when we talked last week!

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;^)
1 month ago

You just be proud. As you watch citizens flee and your city crumble. Deluded fool!

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
1 month ago

WRONG response, Mayor! Your duty is to your CITIZENS, not the criminal invaders of our nation!

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

The same is happening in Australia & the rest of the Western countries. Its citizens are being forgotten while immigrants some rapists & murderers which have just been let loose in our community is treated like lords. They should house them with our politicians in their palatial homes

PithyKat
PithyKat
1 month ago

FKU and die.

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