Immigration advocates and Lancaster City council members are rallying for legislation that would prohibit local police and city officials from sharing information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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The lawsuit challenged the county on open meeting laws and could have halted the conversion of the 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.
Many detainees have been sent to other detention centers, in some cases farther from their families.
Alfredo Carmona was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on April 14 while on his way to work.
Immigrant advocacy groups that work directly with detainees allege ICE and prison staff retaliated by taking away detainees’ access to phones, TVs and showers.
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.