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Report: Families in Berks County Detention Center Have Been Released

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: John L Micek - March 1, 2021

All of the families residing at an immigrant detention center in Berks County have been released, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s, D-Pa., office said Sunday.

The Scranton Democrat’s office learned Friday from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that the families were released on Friday from the Berks County Residential Center, the Reading Eagle reported. Casey’s office did not have further details, the newspaper reported.

The Berks facility was one of three nationwide that house migrant families and their children. Activists had long pressed for its closure. Officials in Berks County managed the facility and received reimbursement from the federal government.

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