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ICE ordered her deportation. Instead she’s spent the last year living in a Va....

Abbie Arevalo-Herrera is one of two women living in Virginia churches to avoid deportation by ICE, which has a policy of not arresting people in locations it deems “sensitive.”

What Trump really means when he says ‘America First’ | Opinion

America First has one final meaning, one that suggests we should prioritize the comfort of Americans over the safety and security of all others.

Dean, Scanlon make unannounced tour of Berks Detention Center, call for more humane treatment...

The center is one of three family detention centers in the country that can hold migrants before a legal hearing to decide whether they can stay or will be deported.

Why it’s more important than ever to teach Holocaust education in our schools |...

By showing that the tragedy of the Holocaust is not only a tragedy in Jewish history but a lesson for everyone, Holocaust education can serve to foster civics and ethics education.

Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis. There’s no ‘first place’...

By Abby SchraderSix million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that called for the extermination of the untermenshchen—of whom...

The forgotten history of America’s segregated swimming pools and amusement parks | Opinion

These spaces provoked the most intense fears of racial mixing among young men and women. Scantily clad bathers flirting and playing raised the specter of interracial sex and some feared for young white women’s safety.

On the eve of Trump’s immigration raids, protesters call for shutdown of Berks Family...

For 90 minutes, attendees chanted "Shame" and "Shut Down Berks" in both English and Spanish; sang songs, and heard stories of people who had been held in the detention center -- either separated or with their children.

Immigrant families detained in coming Trump crackdown could be held in Berks County facility

Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli said Wednesday that the raids are “absolutely going to happen,” although he wouldn’t specify a timeline, CNN reported.

Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front...

Women do not deserve to be judged. We deserve to be heard; we deserve to be understood; and we will have our rights protected.

The Legislature’s failure to pass a minimum wage hike, while eliminating General Assistance, was...

Eliminating the General Assistance program is simply the wrong decision. It is one of the most vital human services programs we have in our state today, while also amounting to a relatively small portion of the state budget.