She traveled through nine countries to Denver: unhoused migrants share their stories

Roxana Maguiñia and her son, Hendrix, 8, traveled for three months from Peru to Denver. They now live in the encampments near Speer Boulevard, along with over 200 other migrants.

Starting in the summer of last year, the Texas governor, Greg Abbot, began sending buses full of migrants to cities democratically led cities, including Washington, DC. Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Denver.

Since then, around 30,000 migrants have shown up in buses around Denver. Many are children and single parents– some made the trip alone—others with family members.

Former Mayor Michael Hancock declared a state of emergency last year, calling on local governments to unite and provide resources for the migrants. So far, Denver has spent more than $35 million on facilities, personnel, and other resources.

Even so, thousands remain unhoused, living in encampments around Denver. KGNU’s Ivonne Olivas visited one of the camps last week and has this story.

 

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