The detention center where sick children receive ‘the bare minimum'

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Advocates and former detainees say it’s normal for children held at the Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania to have health problems

At the Berks Family Residential Center, an immigrant detention facility in Leesport, Pennsylvania, advocates and former detainees say it’s normal for children held there to have health problems.

One mother, who asked to use her middle name Arely, told the Guardian that children often had fevers or vomited when she was detained at Berks. She said she watched helplessly as her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter threw up blood for three days.

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