In recent months, people locked inside detention centers across the country have responded to their inhumane treatment and imprisonment with the drastic measure of denying themselves food in hunger strikes. Strikers are demanding their immediate release!
In response, instead of investigating conditions or freeing the strikers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started to retaliate against the brave protesters. Hunger strikers have been thrown in solitary confinement, relocated to new facilities, threatened with expedited deportation, silenced, and cut off from any news reports about what is going on inside other facilities.
But the strikers are refusing to be silenced as support on the outside grows.
To: ICE Director Sarah Saldaña
I am writing in support of immigrant detainees on hunger strike in multiple ICE facilities around the U.S. Instead of punishment and retaliation, ICE should immediately release them and investigate the conditions that caused their whistleblowing activity.
For more information on immigrant detention centers:
Guide to the Latest Civil Rights Report
BREAKING: #Freedomgiving Hunger Strikes Spread to New Facilities
November 30, 2015
Reports of Solitary Confinement and Medical Abuse Raise Concerns for Detainees’ Safety in Custody Read more
Hunger Strikers at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California, Latest to Join National Outcry
November 11, 2015
Press Contacts: Mitzie Perez email@example.com 909-702-9297 Javier Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org 909-313-6925 (ADELANTO, CA) — Family members Read more
Adelanto Hunger Strike is the 4th Hunger Strike in the last 15 Days
November 11, 2015
Context: This is the fourth hunger strike at a U.S. immigration detention facility in the last Read more
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