Report: Berks detention center may reopen as women-only migrant facility
(*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
(*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 […]
Gov. Wolf, don’t let parents and children spend another Christmas in the ICE detention center in Berks County | Opinion
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
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
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
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.