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US Immigration Force Feeding Detained Immigrants On Hunger Strike In Texas

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US Immigration Force Feeding Detained Immigrants On Hunger Strike In Texas

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Immigrants Who Went On Hunger Strike After US Customs Detained Them Undergoing Force Feeding

ICE agents are reportedly force-feeding and hydrating six detainees in Texas, after 11 migrants in federal custody went on a hunger strike.

“Nine of the 11 detainees missed their ninth consecutive meal, triggering hunger strike protocols, in late December and early January,” said Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a statement.

CNN reports that Ruby Kaur, a lawyer who is representing two immigrant detainees says that the strike has been going on for a month.

“It’s just the discrimination. They observe it, they see it. That’s what sparked that,” she said. Her two clients are seeking asylum due to political persecution in Punjab.

She claims the detainees are being forcibly fed through nasal tubes and have been threatened to be deported if they do not comply.

“They’re already physically going through a lot, psychologically the fear of if they go back what’s going to happen,” Kaur added.

ICE claims that its health services have to monitor the detainees and make sure they are healthy.

“Efforts are being taken to protect the detainees’ health and privacy,” they added.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Joyful Amaka

    January 31, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    the reign of the anti Christ has started. I wish u immigrant can go back to your country with a renewed mindset
    u will do better than in the prison called united states

  2. Fifelomo

    January 31, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    What kind of mindset is this, they believe they can only do well in another Man’s land? Hmmm, na wa oooo

  3. Rosy

    February 1, 2019 at 2:43 AM

    That’s their cross. Let them face since their country is not good for them to live in

  4. Ace

    February 1, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    They better eat! Baba Trump nor send anybody o! How can you come to another man’s country, and go on hunger strike! If they had done that in their countries, probably their government wouldn’t be this bad.

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