British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border

HeadlineOct 16, 2019

In Pennsylvania, a British family has been held in immigration detention at the Berks Family Residential Center after they say they mistakenly drove across the U.S.-Canada border during a vacation to Vancouver. Eileen Connors and her family, including her 3-month-old son, were then taken into U.S. custody and transferred into detention, where they are waiting to be deported. In a sworn statement, Connors describes the conditions inside Berks as “frigid” and “filthy” and said, “We will be traumatized for the rest of our lives by what the United States government has done to us. … We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights, and lied to.” Click here to see our full coverage of the Berks detention center.

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