Hunger Strikes July-August 2019

AVID Press Releases

Press Coverage

Attanasio, Cedar, Garance Burke, and Martha Mendoza. “Attorney: Hunger-Striking Immigrants Forced to Hydrate.” AP NEWS, July 28, 2019.
Attanasio, Cedar, Martha Mendoza, and Garance Burke. “Attorney: Officials Force-Feeding Immigrant on Hunger Strike.” AP NEWS, August 15, 2019.
Biswas, Soutik. “The Hunger-Striking Indians Demanding US Asylum.” BBC News, September 26, 2019, sec. India.
Bubenik, Travis. “Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Moved to Texas Hospital,” September 18, 2019.
Eric Galatas. “Asylum Seekers’ Hunger Strike Reaches 60th Day.” Eagle Pass Business Journal, September 6, 2019.
Holpuch, Amanda. “Revealed: Man Force-Fed in Ice Custody at Risk Due to ‘substandard Care’ Says Doctor.” The Guardian, August 30, 2019, sec. US news.
HRW. “US: Cease Force-Feeding Migrant Hunger Strikers.” Human Rights Watch (HRW), August 20, 2019.
Lanard, Noah. “ICE Is Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers, in Violation of Medical Ethics.” Mother Jones (blog), January 16, 2020.
Martinez, Aaron. “ACLU Demands End to ‘inhumane’ Force Feeding at El Paso ICE Processing Center.” El Paso Times, July 25, 2019.
Michaels, Samantha. “How an El Paso Detention Center Is Treating Some Asylum-Seekers Could Violate the UN Convention Against Torture.” Mother Jones (blog), February 9, 2019.
Montes, Aaron. “Indian Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Transferred to El Paso ICE Detention Facility.” El Paso Times, July 18, 2019.
Moore, Robert. “More Asylum Seekers Stage Hunger Strikes at El Paso Detention Center.” Texas Monthly, July 18, 2019.
Moore, Bob. “ICE Doctor Defends Force-Feeding Detainees on Hunger Strike as ‘Uncomfortable’ But Necessary.” Texas Monthly, August 16, 2019.
Moore, Robert. “ICE Agrees to Release 2 Indian Hunger Strikers from El Paso-Area Detention Facilities.” Borderzine, September 22, 2019.
Quintana, Celina. “Migrants Moved to El Paso after 10-Day Hunger Strike at Otero County Facility.” KTSM (blog), July 19, 2019.
Resendiz, Julian. “Congressional Visit Ends on Sour Note.” KVEO-TV (blog), August 3, 2019.
Sohrabji, Sunita. “ICE Force-Hydrating Indian Asylum Seekers in El Paso, Texas in Violation of Constitution, Say Immigrant Advocates.” India West, July 31, 2019.
Memorandum Opinion and Order on Supplemental Emergency Motion for Authorization for Non-Consensual Feeding, No. EP-19-MC-00205-FM (United States District Court Western District of Texas El Paso Division September 12, 2019).
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