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Denver Human Services leads the way

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

Few stories arising from the US-Mexico border crisis have been positive. For a few weeks now news stories have shed light on the mass amount of unaccompanied children crossing from Mexico to the US, some who have died trying to find refuge.

In Texas, Arizona, and California children and families trying to flee the chaos of their home countries have been met by angry protesters. Some concerns of these protesters are not without merit, but most concerns rise from the same rhetoric that has been used for years.

Yesterday news broke that Denver Human Services is seeking a federal grant that will help the city house some of the immigrant children.

“We have a facility that isn’t being utilized at capacity so we thought it would be a good way to help with an impending crisis,” Denver Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ana Mostaccero told the Denver media.

For the complete article see the 07-19-2014 issue.

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