HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania lawmaker who represents part of Berks County is calling on President Joe Biden to terminate the federal government's contract for an immigration center in the county.

State Rep. Manny Guzman wrote a letter to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. He said the administration should end the contract for the Berks County Residential Center in Bern Township and do away with family detention once and for all.

He said detaining immigrants is inhumane and immoral.

Dozens of state and local officials signed his letter.

Earlier this year, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the families at the center. ICE has plans to house adults there in the future.

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