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Report: Berks detention center may reopen as women-only migrant facility

BY: - March 4, 2021

(*This story was updated at 3:27 p.m. on 3/4/21 with additional reporting) To the frustration of immigration activists, a recently cleared out federal migrant detention center in Berks County may house inmates once more. According to an anonymous Department of Homeland Security official in the Washington Post, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is considering turning […]

Pa. Sen. Casey: Families in Berks Co. detention center have been released

BY: - March 1, 2021

(*This story was updated at 10:21 a.m. on Monday, 3/1/21 with additional reporting) All of the families residing at an immigrant detention center in Berks County have been released, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s, D-Pa., office said Sunday. The Scranton Democrat’s office learned Friday from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that the families were released […]

COMMENTARY

Gov. Wolf, don’t let parents and children spend another Christmas in the ICE detention center in Berks County | Opinion

BY: - December 17, 2019

They are people from all over the world looking to keep their children safe. This is a Latinx issue, an immigration issue and a human rights issue.

‘No child should ever be locked up’: SEIU Healthcare members want ICE detention center in Berks County shut down

BY: - October 3, 2019

Immigrant families have cited extended stays in the center as the cause of emotional trauma in children who’ve been detained.

Pa.’s Shapiro one of 20 attorneys general suing Trump administration over proposed family detention policy

BY: - August 26, 2019

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, announced last Wednesday that the administration is moving forward with a new rule that would essentially end the Flores agreement.

New Trump administration rule would OK indefinite detention of migrant families in Berks facility

BY: - August 21, 2019

The rule would effectively end the Flores settlement, a landmark 1997 order that established certain standards for family detention centers and a 20-day limit for detaining children.