Immigrant Advocates and Attorneys Call for Release of Cuban Asylum Seekers

For Immediate Release December 2, 2019 Contact: avid[at]chihuahuan.org In October Cuban asylum seekers at the Otero County Processing Center staged protests demanding their release from imprisonment. In response, ICE transferred a third of the men to distant detention centers in New Mexico, and kept several of them in solitary confinement at Otero for nearly a … Read moreImmigrant Advocates and Attorneys Call for Release of Cuban Asylum Seekers

Cubans at Otero County Processing Center Protest Detention

Hunger strikes, sit-ins, and suicide attempts Protests of prolonged detention, denials of release, and lack of due process are underway yet again at the Otero County Processing Center in Chaparral, New Mexico. On Friday, October 11 at least 15 Cubans refused to come back inside from their outside yard time. Reportedly wearing multiple uniforms and … Read moreCubans at Otero County Processing Center Protest Detention

Gurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019 Media Contacts: Jessie Miles, 915-801-6181, jessie@milesimmigrationlaw.com AVID, Avid@chihuahuan.org Indian asylum seeker Gurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike On Monday, after a long struggle that included a 75-day hunger strike, Gurjant Singh was released from the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. He had broken his hunger … Read moreGurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike

Ajay and Gurjant on hunger strike for 74 days

ICE decision to release is not coming fast enough On Monday evening, ICE transferred Ajay Kumar and Gurjant Singh to El Paso LTAC, a long-term acute care facility. Now having surpassed 70 days on hunger strike, the risk of death grows with each hour. After a press conference on Wednesday, in which images of the … Read moreAjay and Gurjant on hunger strike for 74 days

Comment for Sept 18 Press Conference re. Hunger Strike

The following statement by Nathan Craig accompanies the Sept 18 press conference advisory demanding the release of hunger strikers at the El Paso Service Processing Center. Asylum seekers come to the U.S. because, for much of the rest of the world, this nation is a beacon of freedom and liberty. Yet when asylum seekers arrive, … Read moreComment for Sept 18 Press Conference re. Hunger Strike

Press Conference: Wed Sept 18 to Demand Release of Detained Hunger Strikers

*Media Advisory* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Media Contact: Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center (915) 283-4706 Press Conference on Wednesday, September 18th to Demand the Release of Detained Hunger Strikers As Health Deteriorates What: Press Conference to demand the release of two detained hunger strikers in El Paso. EL PASO, TX — Immigration advocates … Read morePress Conference: Wed Sept 18 to Demand Release of Detained Hunger Strikers

2 Indian asylum seekers deported, 2 remain 68 days on hunger strike

2 Indian asylum seekers were deported, one on his 63rd day of hunger strike; 2 men remain on hunger strike, 68 days Last Monday morning, at 3AM, two of the asylum seekers held in El Paso were taken by ICE for removal. One man had ended his hunger strike after complications from the insertion of … Read more2 Indian asylum seekers deported, 2 remain 68 days on hunger strike

57 days – 3 Indian asylum seekers enter 8th week of hunger strike

Under harsh treatment, 2 men end their hunger strike Two months ago, a 4 asylum seekers began a hunger strike at the Otero County Processing Center. A week later, 4 additional asylum seekers began a hunger strike at the same facility. All of these men are from northern India and seeking asylum for persecution based … Read more57 days – 3 Indian asylum seekers enter 8th week of hunger strike

ICE Force-feeding Indian Asylum Seekers in El Paso And Deported Two Asylum Seekers from Krome

On Wednesday August 14, advocates were alarmed when they received notice from one of the men on hunger strike in El Paso Service Processing Center that medical staff had force-fed him. Both his immigration attorney and the attorney appointed to represent him in federal court were completely unaware such measures had been authorized. Federal Judge … Read moreICE Force-feeding Indian Asylum Seekers in El Paso And Deported Two Asylum Seekers from Krome