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The Berks County Family Detention Center, located about an hour and a half from Center City, is one of three family detention centers maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There, the federal government detains families apprehended along the border, who await the processing of their asylum claims.
Over the last few years there has been a sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers detained in “expedited removal” along the U.S. southern border who have expressed a fear of return to their home countries. The overwhelming majority of these people are from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras