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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 […]

‘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.