Skip to comments.Immigrant detainees on hunger strike in Washington could be force-fed
Posted on 03/11/2014 9:07:26 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
Up to 130 hunger strikers protesting for a fourth day against US deportations and conditions at a Washington State immigration facility were being evaluated by medical officials on Monday and could be force-fed, a federal agency said.
Force-feeding "only happens when it is absolutely medically necessary," Andrew Munoz, an ICE spokesman in Seattle, told Reuters. "The main concern is to ensure [the hunger strikers] remain healthy."
Some 130 immigrant detainees out of a total of about 1,300 were refusing food at the privately run Northwest Detention Center, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement. It added that some of the detainees, however, could be consuming food bought from the on-site commissary.
The protest comes at a time of heightened national debate on immigration reform, as critics point to the nearly 2 million deportations that have occurred under President Barack Obama. At the same time, they accuse House Republicans of blocking immigration reform.
Tensions came to a head last year in California, where prisoners participated in hunger strikes over a two-month period in an effort to draw attention to the policy of holding some inmates in isolation for years. The protests came to an end only after state legislators agreed to hold hearings on conditions at the facility.
Prisoners at the Washington detention facility are fighting for the end of deportations, better food rations, a raise in the $1-per-day wage for prison work, and better treatment by prison guards, Sandy Restrepo, an attorney who represents several of the strikers, told Reuters.
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Send em out to Joe Arpaio for processing.
Bobby Sands got the message.
Not too many hunger strikers after he went.
Yes let him the run each place within days this would come to complete halt..
Who gives a smelly Obama?
You refuse to eat for long enough and you end up dead. But nooooo. The state will bully them in to eating. Or else.
Let them “F”ING STARVE!
Hey, they don’t want to eat, that’s their CHOICE! Isn’t CHOICE a sacrament of the left? < /sarc >
Hunger strikes should be treated like the tantrum they are. Ignore them and let them die if they so insist.
You want to go on a “hunger strike”? No problem. Sign this consent & waiver. You will be placed in solitary and will receive no food or water. Your remains will be incinerated and the waste disposed of industrially. Your home country will be billed for costs incurred. Your consent is irrevocable.
Sign here ___________________________ Date _____________
Or let them starve.
Let them die it’s their option the feds have no problem with abortion why worry about wet backs.
deport illegal mexicans, guatemalans, hondurans etc. to Iran or Saudi Arabia, or Afhanistan, . the Muslims there will give them a “welcome” . no more mexicans will attempt to invade the USA after word gets out of that. vote for me for president. I’ll make it happen
Washington state? Just deport those Canadians!
Send them back to their home country!
Just send them to San Francisco.