Berks Family Detention Center

For years, the SJLC has been working with the Shut Down Berks Coalition, a secure facility that holds immigrant families and their children.  Students have argued for how the detention of families violates state law. They have helped to prepare an Urgent Action Appeal filed with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Juntos and other advocacy organization arguing that the detention of families violates international law. Most recently, they have been involved in ongoing state court litigation concerning the facility.