Oct 11, 2023 - News

Mapped: Texas is sending migrants to Denver and these cities

Where Texas bused approximately 51,840 migrants
Data: Texas Governor's Office; Map: Deena Zaidi/Axios Visuals

Denver is one of six major cities where the Texas governor is busing migrants that arrive at the U.S. southern border.

What's new: The influx of migrants is not new β€” but we're finally learning how many Gov. Greg Abbott's office has sent to other states.

By the numbers: Denver has received at least 3,200 migrants on buses in less than a year, according to statistics from Abbott's office provided to Axios.

  • Thousands of additional migrants arrived on buses sponsored by other states and nonprofits.

Of note: Denver and the state have purchased bus tickets to send 6,700 migrants arriving here to other major cities, the Colorado Sun reports from city records.

  • The bulk β€” more than 4,000 β€” were sent to Chicago and New York.

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