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A new immigrant detention center will open in former Clearfield County prison

A new federal immigration detention center will open in Clearfield County, after the York County prison ended a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in August.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

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York County Prison has no more ICE detainees. Advocates call it a ‘partial victory’

Many detainees have been sent to other detention centers, in some cases farther from their families.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

‘It just feels surreal’: Family reunites after father’s detention at York County Prison

Alfredo Carmona was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on April 14 while on his way to work.

By Gabriela Martínez

Immigration advocacy groups say hunger strike at York County Prison led to retaliation

Immigrant advocacy groups that work directly with detainees allege ICE and prison staff retaliated by taking away detainees’ access to phones, TVs and showers.

By Anthony Orozco and Gabriela Martínez

Immigrant group wants clear rules on ICE in Philly schools

Juntos organizers launched its Sanctuary Schools Campaign Monday, calling for more training, clearer district guidelines and renewed financial investment to make schools a safe space for children regardless of their immigration status.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Medically vulnerable immigrants in Pa. face possible re-detention, advocates say

“Re-detention for people who are medically vulnerable would violate their constitutional rights … because you would be subjecting people to conditions that could kill them,” said Vanessa Stine, immigration attorney with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, one of many people working on the cases.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Lawyers: Asylum seekers whose claims were rejected under illegal rules should get another chance

Lawyers representing families detained at the Berks County Residential Center say Immigrations and Customs Enforcement may deport two families as soon as this weekend.

By Alanna Elder