Berks Immigration Detention Center for Women and Children to Close?

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A strident ruling out of the federal district court for the central district of California is resulting in major changes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy concerning the detention of women and children.  On August 21, 2015, Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the ICE/DHS policy of housing detained women and children, spread between 3 national facilities (two in Texas, and one right here in Berks County – The Berks County Residential Center) is essentially unlawful for being inhumane and repugnant to the values of the United States.  As a practical matter, the force of this ruling is likely to result in the closure of these 3 facilities as the business of each is primarily (if not entirely) about detaining woman-run family units.

Interestingly, the decision itself is not especially controversial, by any measure.  Rather, what Judge Gee has effectuated is a clarification and strict enforcement of an almost 20 year old Class…

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