Saturday, March 8, 2014

Immigrant detainees on hunger strike in Washington state

By Jonathan Kaminsky, Reuters, via Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wa. (Reuters) - Hundreds of detainees at an immigration holding center in Tacoma have gone on hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility and an end to U.S. deportations, their attorney said on Saturday.

While advocates for the strikers put their numbers at 1,200, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement that, on Friday evening, meals had been refused by 750 of a total 1,300 inmates at the Northwest Detention Center, operated by the GEO Group. [...]

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