If You Give a Denver Migrant a Cookie…

by Brian C. Joondeph at americanthinker.com

When my adult children were young, a favorite read-along book was called If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It was a cute story with the premise,

If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim…

Illegal migrants to Denver have done just that. Last week they submitted a list of 13 demands to Mayor Mike Johnston that they insist the city must meet before they vacate their tent city encampments and move into city-provided shelters.

These migrant families are currently living under bridges and near train tracks. Let’s look at some of their demands.

Migrants will cook their own food with fresh, culturally appropriate ingredients provided by the city instead of premade meals — rice, chicken, flour, oil, butter, tomatoes, onions, etc. …Also, people will not be punished for bringing in & eating outside food.


I’m surprised they don’t also want proper kitchens and a chef to prepare their culturally appropriate meals.

And culturally appropriate for whom? While most illegal migrants are coming from central and South America there are still a significant number arriving from Russia, China, India, Turkey, and Africa. What about their culturally appropriate foods?

In the name of diversity, inclusion, and equity, will Denver have to supply ingredients from each and every country to satisfy migrants from every culture?