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Berks County to detain asylum-seeking immigrant women for feds

Berks Commissioners faced opposition for their choice to detain asylum seekers but said they have to act in the best interest for the county, not a small group of outspoken people.

By Anthony Orozco

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Updated: 2021-05-05 18:00:00

Document: Feds’ proposal refers to expanded “bed space” in Berks detention center

A document from an ICE official reveals an aspect of the federal government’s proposal immigrant detention center.

By Anthony Orozco

Lawyers, civic groups keep the pressure on Berks Family Residential Center

The Berks Family Residential Center in Bern Township is no longer detaining immigrant families — but the facility isn’t closed, it’s just waiting for what’s next.

By Anthony Orozco