The metropolis of Denver could quickly agreement its sheltering, healthcare, meals and protection providers for migrants coming from the southern border to non-public corporation GardaWorld Federal Products and services.

The City Council’s Security, Housing, Training and Homelessness Committee authorised on Wednesday moving forward with the $40 million contract to GardaWorld subsidiary Aegies Defense Providers, LLC, and the full City Council is expected to vote on the proposal in the coming weeks. The deal would operate through March 31, 2024, with the risk of two 1-year extensions.

Although the firms are recognised for their safety companies, such as GardaWorld’s armored trucks, and Aegis’ name of safeguarding oil fields in Iraq, in accordance to its web site, GardaWorld also provides logistical companies and crisis response management, its web-site states. A town staff presentation to Town Council notes that GardaWorld has furnished “sheltering, humanitarian and migrant aid services” throughout the nation, including in New York Metropolis El Paso, Texas and Chicago, Illinois.