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Updated: June 30, 2020 | 12:30 pm

Activists seeking closure of ICE detention facility turn focus to Berks County’s lone Latino commissioner

Shut Down Berks Coalition brings message to Commissioner Michael Rivera’s home during Monday night protest
By Anthony Orozco

‘Sophie’s choice’ for immigrant families in Pa: separate or remain in custody indefinitely

“Am I going to keep my child in detention…during a pandemic that might kill them? Or be separated from my child?”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Lawsuit: ICE family detention in Pa. is a ‘tinderbox’ due to COVID-19

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court on behalf of 56 immigrant families held in detention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas, alleging they are “recklessly exposing” children and their parents to the coronavirus.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

‘Extraordinary times’: Advocates call for closure of immigrant detention centers for coronavirus

“There is absolutely no reason they should not shut down the prison.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Supporting Pa.’s most vulnerable — or not

Domestic violence, lead testing, ICE detention, food stamps
By Emily Previti

British family claiming mistreatment deported from ICE detention in Pa.

The seven-member family, which includes two young children and a three-month-old infant, grabbed headlines when two members of the family alleged that their border crossing was accidental, and that they worried their baby would fall sick while in federal custody.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

What the Trump admin’s latest immigration move might mean for Pa.

A detention center in Berks County has been operating in a licensure limbo that could be resolved under the administration’s proposal.
By Katie Meyer

Two Democratic Pa. congresswomen make surprise visit to Berks’ immigrant detention facility

They say conditions are mostly adequate, but that 'a golden cage is still a cage'
By Katie Meyer

Warning of danger to children, psychologists urge Wolf to close detention center

Wolf maintains he cannot prove in court that families at the Berks Family Residential Center are in immediate danger. A group of academics says they are.
By Katie Meyer