PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Critics of the Berks County Detention Middle have gotten more and more annoyed by Harrisburg’s stance on the controversial facility for immigrant households.
Dozens of members of the Shutdown Berks Coalition gathered outdoors Metropolis Corridor this previous week to vent their frustration at Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the state Division of Human Providers. DHS had revoked the power’s license, solely to see an administrative regulation decide reverse it final April. Since then, ft shuffling, says coalition member Sundrop Carter.
“All we’ve got heard from the governor is saying that another person must deal with this drawback,” Carter stated. “It’s not his duty to make sure that youngsters on this state are protected and brought care of.”
The coalition has referred to as for a sit-down with the Governor Wolf based mostly on a authorized memo written by Jennifer Lee of Temple Regulation’s Sheller Middle for Social Justice.
“These households are being held in a county facility,” Lee stated, “not a federal facility, which have to be licensed by the state.”
They need the detention facility closed because of what they are saying is an hostile bodily and psychological setting for youngsters.