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ACLU sues over Jim Thorpe traffic stop

Attorneys say they believe the stop was racially motivated. The ACLU’s client was detained, then placed in ICE custody.
By Katie Meyer

Woman living in sanctuary at North Philly church fasting for Thanksgiving to protest ICE

Carmela Apolonio Hernandez has lived in churches since December 2017, after receiving a removal order, in an effort to avoid deportation. Immigration officials typically avoid making arrests in spaces considered sanctuaries, like churches and schools.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Ahead of DACA hearing, ‘Dreamers’ from Pa. set to rally in D.C.

“I feel a great social responsibility to be here, especially since I have a little cousin who can’t apply.”
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

Deported from Pennsylvania, dead in Mexico: ‘What [he] feared is exactly what happened’

Cruz Eduardo Tinoco Salvador's appeal was denied, and last month, he was found dead in central Mexico
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pa., N.J. health experts warn new Trump immigration rule will increase uninsured

“For the past year almost, we’ve seen the fear, the anxiety, folks not signing up their kids for coverage.”
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

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

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
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