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Governor halts Chicago migrant camp construction amid soil concerns

December 5, 2023

Montreal-based security services firm GardaWorld started construction last week on the temporary, tent-like structures in Brighton Park, under a $29 million contract with the city, according to NBC Chicago, which also said that the site was once used as a zinc smelter and was part of a railyard.

In 2021, GardaWorld worked with the federal government to create a controversial center at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, for thousands of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border, according to The Denver Post.

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