Date(s) - 05/22/2019
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Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.
Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.
Lt. Governor Fetterman campaigned on wanting to see this prison shut down. Governor Wolf continues to make the opioid epidemic his top priority, so why not turn this prison into a treatment center?
This isn’t a hard concept to grasp, families do not belong in prison. We need human services, not human rights violations.
Here’s the legal research of why the state must issue an Emergency Removal Order:
For materials and talking points: http://paimmigrant.org/toolbox/shut-down-berks-toolkit/