Denver Schools Receiving 250 Migrants Weekly Amid Border Crisis

With illegal immigration on the rise across America, schools in Denver, Colorado, have been receiving as many as 250 new students weekly, which officials attribute to the increasing number of unlawful migrants arriving in the city.

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Alex Marrero referred to the situation as an “unprecedented challenge” to the community, located on the district’s website. The district noted that among the consequences the city would face because of the immigration crisis is paying an additional $837,000 “to support additional needs across the system.”

Since July 1, 2023, Denver’s public school system has taken in more than 3,000 new out-of-country students.

The district said it would tackle the growing number of non-American students by hiring additional staff members, focusing on bilingual ones.

“The pace of new arrivals has remained steady since the start of 2024, with roughly 200-250 students joining us each week,” a recent report to the school board read.

Just the News reported that on Feb. 5, 2024, Denver officials implemented a 42-day limit on migrants living in shelters owned by the city.

“We are watching enrollment data closely over the next few weeks to see if/how our student population moves in response,” the report continued.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Denver schools have struggled with increasing enrollment. In the 2019-2020 school year, such a figure reached nearly 94,000 and then fell to about 90,000 in the following school year.

Given President Joe Biden’s refusal to enact border security measures, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has bussed thousands of illegal immigrants to Democrat-run cities across America. The Texas governor has sent more than 16,200 unlawful migrants to Denver.

On Feb. 12, 2024, Abbott wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Texas will not stop until President Biden secures the border.”

Illegal immigration has consistently reached record highs under Biden, with more than 7 million illegal migrants having entered America, according to the New York Post. Such a whopping figure is greater than the population of 36 U.S. states.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that in fiscal year 2024, which began in October 2023 and ends in September 2024, nearly 1 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the border.