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. https://apnews.com/b386012b33a14d4695827a2265ea36f3.
Attanasio, Cedar, Martha Mendoza, and Garance Burke. “Attorney: Officials Force-Feeding Immigrant on Hunger Strike.” AP NEWS, August 15, 2019. https://apnews.com/ca98703afc364cbf89b6acea11b9cb98.
Biswas, Soutik. “The Hunger-Striking Indians Demanding US Asylum.” BBC News, September 26, 2019, sec. India. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-49795527.
Bubenik, Travis. “Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Moved to Texas Hospital,” September 18, 2019. https://www.courthousenews.com/asylum-seekers-on-hunger-strike-moved-to-texas-hospital/.
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. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/30/ajay-kumar-hunger-strike-asylum-seeker-us-detention.
HRW. “US: Cease Force-Feeding Migrant Hunger Strikers.” Human Rights Watch (HRW), August 20, 2019. https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/08/19/us-cease-force-feeding-migrant-hunger-strikers.
Martinez, Aaron. “ACLU Demands End to ‘inhumane’ Force Feeding at El Paso ICE Processing Center.” El Paso Times, July 25, 2019. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/immigration/2019/07/25/aclu-demands-end-inhumane-force-feeding-el-paso-ice-processing-center/1818280001/.
Michaels, Samantha. “How an El Paso Detention Center Is Treating Some Asylum-Seekers Could Violate the UN Convention Against Torture.” Mother Jones, February 9, 2019. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/el-paso-asylum-seekers-hunger-strike-force-fed/.
Montes, Aaron. “Indian Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Transferred to El Paso ICE Detention Facility.” El Paso Times, July 18, 2019. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2019/07/18/asylum-seekers-hunger-strike-transferred-el-paso-ice-detention-facility/1773475001/.
Moore, Robert. “More Asylum Seekers Stage Hunger Strikes at El Paso Detention Center.” Texas Monthly, July 18, 2019. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/more-asylum-seekers-stage-hunger-strikes-at-el-paso-detention-center/.
Moore, Bob. “ICE Doctor Defends Force-Feeding Detainees on Hunger Strike as ‘Uncomfortable’ But Necessary.” Texas Monthly, August 16, 2019. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/ice-doctor-force-feeding-detainees-on-hunger-strike/.
Quintana, Celina. “Migrants Moved to El Paso after 10-Day Hunger Strike at Otero County Facility.” KTSM, July 19, 2019. https://www.ktsm.com/immigration/migrants-moved-to-el-paso-after-10-day-hunger-strike-at-otero-county-facility/.
Resendiz, Julian. “Congressional Visit Ends on Sour Note.” KVEO-TV, August 3, 2019. https://www.kveo.com/news/congressional-visit-ends-on-sour-note/.
Sunita Sohrabji. “ICE Force-Hydrating Indian Asylum Seekers in El Paso, Texas in Violation of Constitution, Say Immigrant Advocates.” India West, July 31, 2019. https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/ice-force-hydrating-indian-asylum-seekers-in-el-paso-texas/article_2304d8c4-b2fc-11e9-84fa-23c1297e61c9.html.
“Asylum Seekers’ Hunger Strike Reaches 60th Day.” Accessed September 9, 2019. /index.php?/content/article/67675-1.
“ICE Agrees to Release 2 Indian Hunger Strikers from El Paso-Area Detention Facilities.” Borderzine, September 22, 2019. http://borderzine.com/2019/09/ice-agrees-to-release-2-indian-hunger-strikers-from-el-paso-area-detention-facilities/.