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Washington detainees begin hunger strike as part of immigration protest
The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2014 4:48pmEDT | Rory Carroll

Posted on 07/31/2014 1:07:51 AM PDT by blueplum

Hundreds of undocumented migrants at a detention centre in Washington state have started a hunger strike, according to supporters, in the run-up to rallies and civil disobedience aimed at forcing through immigration reform.

Detainees at the Tacoma facility started refusing food on Wednesday in a planned 75-hour fast, timed to end on Saturday when activists will march on the White House to demand that President Obama break the reform logjam.

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Activists from #Not1More, a coalition which uses opposition to deportations to push for wider reform, are hosting small protests in Washington DC in the run-up to Saturday’s march, which they hope will help keep immigration on the political agenda while Obama and Congress head off for summer breaks.

On Wednesday, Villalpando and five others occupied the Capitol Hill office of Mark Takano, a California Democrat who is part of Congress’s LGBT equality caucus. In another act of civil disobedience dozens of activists are due to kneel and pray in front of the White House on Thursday, said Jolinda Stephens, who flew to the capital from...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens; immigration; laraza; marktakano
you know, Honduras has some nice beaches. Let's go take 'em. We can sit under the cabanas and threaten a hunger strike as we sip our pina coladas.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 1:07:52 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

If they die won’t that be less mouths I have to feed with my tax money? Win/win.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 1:09:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: blueplum

The Philippines is full of English-speaking people who admire us, it’s cheaper and has better beaches. Why go to Mexico or Central America?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 1:11:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: blueplum

No worries. Bus them to the border and point them south. They can be hungry all they wish at that point, and see if on their journey back home they can get better accommodations and meals.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 1:12:42 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the muzzle-em's trying to kill them-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The PI will always have a special place in my heart but Cook Island is next (and probably last) on my bucket list. I’m being silly, of course, saying we should go occupy Honduras, but all these ‘gimme gimme’ protests from illegals are starting to shake my apple tree.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 1:24:24 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

A 75 hour fast? oh puhleeze.

I can co that with one hand tied behind me.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 1:31:19 AM PDT by berdie
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To: blueplum

I advise them to eat. It’s fundamental to life. However, I respect their right to starve themselves to death.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 1:35:32 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: blueplum

Huh when open border traitors mention faith no one compares them to the Taliban but when pro-life traditional marriage activists mention faith its the worst thing ever!


8 posted on 07/31/2014 2:17:32 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: blueplum

No doubt there are federal agencies officials from DC there to encourage this. Will Hag Pelosi speak to them via satellite? Look for that also or something similar from a member of congress.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 2:24:20 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Philippines is full of English-speaking people who admire us, it’s cheaper and has better beaches. Why go to Mexico or Central America?

True, the hospitality is wonderful, and the beaches are great, but not right now. Never turn your back on the waves. Some drunk guy got killed two days ago. From what I hear, he got hit by a huge wave. He wasn't seen again. I still don't know if they ever found his body.

10 posted on 07/31/2014 2:26:27 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: blueplum

Would be a shame if they starved. Whatever would we do without this population of slugs?


11 posted on 07/31/2014 2:56:31 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: blueplum

In a way, I sympathize with them. We should not be “detaining” people, whether illegal immigrants or terrorists. We should be deporting them to their countries of origin, or shooting them if they’re guilty of terrorist attacks on Americans.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 3:02:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: blueplum

Let em eat cake. . . . Not my cake. . . .


13 posted on 07/31/2014 3:13:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I see why they want our guns. Thank you founding fathers for the second amendment.)
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To: blueplum

“Immigration reform” is nothing but a euphemism for amnesty, and no one wants it.

However, if those illegals want to go hungry for three days to try to get support for amnesty, they are free to do so.

Is there any justification for wasting time and money on hearings for those who have no documentation establishing that they belong here? If there is immigration reform, it should be of the type that says that anyone showing up without documentation is put on the other side of the border. Would Mexico become more willing to stop the flow at their southern border, if we were to put all the illegals right back onto their northern border without trying to repatriate them?


14 posted on 07/31/2014 4:01:54 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: blueplum

There ought to be a law:

Any illegal that is involved in public protests, like this one, needs to be charged with a felony, do time in jail, then be promptly deported to the southern most part of South America.

Wait, skip the jail time, just deport.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:08:19 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The next DNC convention will be spoken in Spanish; Press 1 for English)
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To: blueplum

#Not1More ?
No
#Not1MoreIllegal


16 posted on 07/31/2014 6:57:44 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: blueplum

Deport their sorry ungrateful asses. NOW !


17 posted on 07/31/2014 10:16:49 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Bobby Sands these folks ain’t


18 posted on 07/31/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueplum

Fine.

Let them starve themselves, if they wish.

Provide them with sufficient food, every day.

If they refuse to eat it, that’s their problem.

Or ...

DEPORT THEM!!!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 10:20:53 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: DeaconRed
 photo Let-them-eat-Cake_zps61a8f557.jpg

20 posted on 07/31/2014 5:49:30 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Hundreds of undocumented migrants at a detention centre in Washington state have started a hunger strike, according to supporters, in the run-up to rallies and civil disobedience aimed at forcing through immigration reform.

Detainees at the Tacoma facility started refusing food on Wednesday in a planned 75-hour fast, timed to end on Saturday

If hundreds of legal American citizens in Washington State start a 75-hour fast demanding these parasites be deported immediately, do you suppose anyone will notice?

21 posted on 07/31/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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