Denver Mayor Defunds Police And Fire Departments To Cater To Illegals

The city of Denver announced on Wednesday that it has decided that the illegal immigrants arriving in the city are so important that budget cuts will be made to the fire and police departments to better accommodate them.

Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston said that the sanctuary city would spend $89.9 million on services for illegal immigrants arriving, stealing $45 million from public programs and services.

The Denver Police Department will lose $8.4 million or 1.9% of its budget when it is already struggling to provide law and order to the community.

It has gotten so bad that one Denver woman had to track down her own stolen car because 911 dispatch informed her that there were no officers available to help her. If the department loses any more money, crime will likely increase drastically.

The Denver Fire Department’s budget will be cut by almost $2.5 million, money that could have gone to updating equipment, hiring more firefighters and safety-related training. Instead, Johnston believes that providing for illegal immigrants is more of a priority.

“After more than a year of facing this crisis together, Denver finally has a sustainable plan for treating our newcomers with dignity while avoiding the worst cuts to city services,” Johnston said. “So many times we were told that we couldn’t be compassionate while still being fiscally responsible. Today is proof that our hardest challenges are still solvable, and that together we are the ones who will solve them.”

“Individuals arriving in Denver after April 10 will be provided a short-term stay at a congregate site along with assistance securing onward travel to another destination. Newcomers who choose to remain in Denver may utilize available local and community support,” the press release concluded.

Johnston is so insistent on catering to illegals who take up resources for Americans in need that he is even cutting the budget from his office. He is expecting to cut $335,155 from his budget, or 9.6%.

The news comes after a city official was caught on camera telling a bunch of newly arrived illegals that they could not stay in the city because there were no more resources available.

If Johnston made these necessary cuts for homeless residents and veterans who served their country, Denver would be the poster child for taking care of its citizens.