Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

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As President Obama prepares to address the country's immigration policy, we check in on some of the undocumented immigrants who have been detained in this country, at facilities like the Berks County Residential Center is located in the small town of Leesport, Pennsylvania.

Until recently, most families passed through the facility fairly quickly. But as the government responds to the record numbers of Central American families who arrived this summer, immigration lawyers say their clients at the Berks Center are now being held longer than usual.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Emma Jacobs explains.


This segment aired on November 20, 2014.


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