- The Context
- State of the State
Sunrise Movement protesters used a projector to display statements of immigrant families being held in the Berks County Residential Center. The statements described the emotional cost of family detention and reported the center’s failure to take precautions against the spread of coronavirus.
A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.
The majority of claims filed between March 15 and June 20 have either been paid or determined eligible, but 8 percent needed to be reviewed manually — which means tens of thousands of people are waiting.
Program’s status remains unclear despite federal court rulings; immigration agency says some applications have already been rejected