Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox revealed that the city of Denver, Colorado, which identifies itself as a sanctuary city, has been discreetly funding the travel expenses of undocumented immigrants to Utah. This action has taken place without the consent or awareness of local authorities. According to a report by 2KUTV News on Thursday, around 2,000 migrants have been relocated to Utah as a result of Denver’s financial support. Governor Cox expressed his disapproval of this practice on Friday, attributing it to the immigration policies implemented by the Biden administration.

“We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver has been sending illegal immigrants to Utah without proper notification or approval,” Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox wrote Friday on X. “This is completely unacceptable and follows on the failed catch-and-release policy of the Biden administration.”

Cox stated that Utah’s resources have been fully exhausted. According to his office, they were informed about the city’s relocation of migrants on May 13th.

“All 50 states, including Utah, are now border states due to the failed immigration policies of President Biden and Congress,” Cox continued. “Once again we call on the Biden administration and Congress to solve this crisis.”

Denver city officials informed Axios on Friday that the accountability rests with Texas.

“The vast majority of newcomers arriving in Denver do so on buses chartered from Texas and had no intention of ever coming to Denver,” Jordan Fuja, spokesperson for Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, told Axios. “That’s why part of our operations include purchasing tickets for newcomers to get to their desired location.”

The arrival of the migrants was not communicated in advance to government officials in Salt Lake City, Utah, as confirmed by the city mayor’s office in a statement to 2KUTV News.

“I have, myself, communicated our displeasure,” Andrew Roberts, chief of staff for Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, told the outlet.