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Hunger strikes spread in immigrant jails in US Southwest - World Socialist Web Site

11.11.15

Hunger strikes spread in immigrant jails in US Southwest - World Socialist Web Site: Shannah Abdullah, a detainee from Ghana who joined the hunger strike this week with 90 other men, told the Los Angeles Times, “We won’t stop. If it’s going to take us one week or one month we will continue.” Abdullah had been in custody with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for over 11 months after he asked for amnesty at the Mexican border.

ICE officials have sought to downplay the number of hunger strikers, saying the real number is “only” 30 and that they have met with detainees to address their concerns. The Adelanto center was recently expanded by 650 beds to 1,940 beds to accommodate the sheer number of detained immigrants.


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