Mothers pledge to stop working for less than a dollar a day until they and their children are released from indefinite incarceration. All proceeds donated will go directly to the women detained at the Berks prison, to allow them to support their children while on work strike.
The U.S. government is currently operating the Berks “family residential center," a detention camp for undocumented immigrant families, twenty minutes outside of Reading, PA. Women and children, as young as infants, are indefinitely detained while they fight their deportation proceedings, a process that can take years to finish. Women and children have stated that they are held in prison-like conditions, suffer from nutritional and medical neglect, required to work for $1 a day, and have reported that they and their children have been verbally abused and threatened by the guards.
Because of the unfair treatment and abuse mothers are striking until they and their children are released and the Berks center, like all immigration detention camps, is closed permanently.