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Biden’s executive orders skip family detention, Pa. and national groups push for more

Pennsylvania has a unique connection to family detention and immigrant advocates from the state are urging Biden to terminate the policy that’s been in place for nearly decade.

By Anthony Orozco

A Berks immigration center detainee and six staff have contracted COVID-19 since October

Immigration officials say they are taking detailed precautions, activists call on Gov. Tom Wolf and President-elect Joe Biden to take action.

By Anthony Orozco

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Employee at Berks County immigration detention center tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Berks County Residential Center received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Oct. 16, a week after last working in the building, according to a letter sent to families detained there.

By Alanna Elder and Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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