One Little Girl's Holiday Wishes Came True
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Women and children from Central America have been locked up in a Berks County immigration detention facility for more than a year. They fled violence in Central America and asked for asylum in the United States. They got caught in legal limbo while their lawyers press for the Supreme Court to hear their case.
Families are not supposed to stay in detention at all, and certainly not for more than a few days. Yesenia and her family just got out after 383 days. They left many more families still locked up.
These families need safety from violence, release from detention, and fair hearings in court — not to be treated like criminals and deported back to the dangers they fled.