TACOMA, WA – September 2, 2014. Watch as Wife of Immigration Prison Hunger Strike Leader Goes on Hunger Strike for Her Husband and All Families Torn Apart by the Immigration Machine
In the spring Ramon Mendoza Pascual was a key leader in the hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA. He went without food for more than 50 days, almost all of those days spent in solitary confinement under threat of forced feeding. His leadership and bravery, and that of others, inspired hunger strikes and other actions across the country and led Congressman Adam Smith to introduce legislation to limit abuses in detention centers.
On September 9, after a year of separation from his wife, Veronica Noriega, and their three children, he faces the hearing that will determine whether he will be deported or reunited with his family. His wife Veronica will now stand outside the walls that have separated them for so long to stage her own hunger strike – a strike to reunite her family, and all families torn apart by the deportation machine. She is being supported by the hundreds of people that have responded to the courageous actions of the hunger strikers. Read more