Chicago officials ink nearly $30M contract with security firm to move migrants to winterized camps


September 22, 2023

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials have signed a nearly $30 million contract with a private security firm to relocate migrants seeking asylum from police stations and the city's two airports to winterized camps with massive tents before cold weather arrives, following the lead of New York City's use of communal tents for migrants.

GardaWorld Federal Services and a subsidiary sealed the one-year $29.4 million deal with Chicago on Sept. 12. That was less than a week after Mayor Brandon Johnson announced plans to move about 1,600 migrants to a network of newly erected tent cities across the ci...

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