Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is going to stop transporting migrants to New York City, Chicago, and other major Democrat-run cities following the comments made by their mayors in the past few weeks. Polis had previously agreed to collaborate with local authorities in Denver to help migrants reach their final destination. While Colorado is not a border state, it has had a large surge in migrants who are traveling across their country in order to reach their final destination.
Mayors Eric Adams of New York City and Lori Lightfoot of Chicago last week called on Polis to stop providing assistance that allowed migrants to reach their cities as they were also struggling from the large influx of immigrants.
Polis had previously said regarding the program, that these were people who had fled from their countries so that they could build a better life for their families and themselves. He also noted that migrants deserved respect and that he was grateful to have helped them get to their final destinations.
However, in a joint letter sent by Adams and Lightfoot, they wrote that the busing process, while well-intentioned, leads to many migrants reaching New York City or Chicago without having any family or anyone else who can welcome them in the city. As they have no ties to the cities that they are left in, they are often causing strain on the resources in the city.
Adams also compared Polis’ bussing program to the similar program followed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis which led to New York being flooded with 30,000 migrants in 2022.