Pennsylvania revokes license of center housing immigrantsChildren of Immigrants
LEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – The state decided to revoke the operating license of a residential facility used by the federal government to house asylum-seeking immigrant families.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services said it won’t renew the Berks County Residential Center’s license because the facility continues holding immigrant children and adults. The department said the center’s operation as a federal immigration facility is inconsistent with its licensing as a child residential center.
State officials notified the county-owned facility of their decision in a letter dated Jan. 27. The center’s license expires …