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Letter to the editor: Community must tell government that refugees are welcome here


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 11:38am

Although it isn’t on the news, nearly a hundred families seeking safety in the U.S. from violence and persecution have been locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Berks family detention center in Pennsylvania and two detention facilities in Dilley and Karnes City, Texas.

Held in indefinite detention, they feel they are sitting ducks for COVID‐19, which runs rampant in the family detention centers. Declaring these detention facilities are “on fire,” a federal judge ordered ICE to release all children by July 17. Judge Gee doesn’t have the power to order the r...

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