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Updated: July 31, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Immigration activists stage Wednesday night protest outside Pennsylvania governor’s mansion

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.

By Anthony Orozco

‘Confinement and desperation’ at Berks County immigrant detention center detailed in auditor general’s report

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has twice denied requests to tour the Berks County Residential Center, where people are being kept for months while they await administrative hearings.

By Brett Sholtis

Gov. Wolf and a Berks County official are plotting ways to close an immigrant detention center

The controversial Berks Family Residential Center is one of three facilities in the US that detains undocumented parents and children together.
By Katie Meyer

In a change of heart, a Berks County commissioner moves to oust ICE

"There is a fear that the federal government is changing the immigration landscape in a negative way."
By Katie Meyer

Wolf administration: Only Washington can shut down Berks County immigrant detention center

“Governor Wolf urges the Trump Administration to shut this center down."
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Activist groups project faces of immigrant detainees on Harrisburg building

"You don't lock up families, you don't lock up children."
By Katie Meyer