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Homeless Migrants Have Been Flocking to a Small Colorado Town

A recent influx of people arriving in a small Colorado town from other countries looking for work raises a lot of concerns for the town and the people, as well as a lot of questions.

What’s Going on in this Small Colorado Town?

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The town of Carbondale, Colorado, which is located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, is dealing with an issue of migrant workers arriving in the town looking for work, only to find themselves homeless. While these people are ready and willing to work, many of them are currently living in cars and a makeshift shelter that was recently opened for this very reason.

Why Are All These People Moving to Carbondale Colorado?

It’s largely unclear as to why all of these people chose Carbondale as their new home, though many speculate that upon arriving in Denver from places including but not necessarily limited to Venezuela, they likely made the decision largely based on word of mouth from others who have already settled in the town.

Why is Carbondale Colorado Struggling with the Influx of New Residents?

Carbondale’s mayor, Ben Bohmfalk, says that the town is already experiencing a housing crisis and is concerned that the new residents will have an especially difficult time staying warm at night. It’s been reported that over 125 migrants have relocated to Carbondale in the past few weeks looking for work.

Is there a Solution to Carbondale Colorado’s New Problem?

In response to the influx of new residents, Carbondale opened up a new shelter that is equipped to house 60 people experiencing homelessness, and Mayor Bohmfalk has also reached out to the state of Colorado requesting $200,000 to help feed the new arrivals.

However, it, unfortunately, appears that the housing shortage will nonetheless see many of these people looking for work and a better life being forced to sleep in their vehicles and risk being exposed to brutally cold temperatures this winter.

[9NEWS]

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