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: Linda Corchado, Director of Legal Services, 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. … 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

Indian Asylum Seekers Sustain Hunger Strikes at El Paso and Krome Facilities

Indian Asylum Seekers Sustain Hunger Strikes at El Paso and Krome Facilities

Day 38 in El Paso … ICE seeking force-feeding orders this week | Day 31 in Krome…all three men are in the hospital

Seven asylum seekers from India are on hunger strike at ICE detention facilities in two states. There are two groups of asylum seekers, one detained at the El Paso Service Processing Center in El Paso, Texas and the other detained at the Krome North Service Processing Center near Miami, Florida. The group in El Paso has not eaten for 38 days, and the group in Krome for 31 days. Both immigration prisons have a history of force-feeding hunger strikers. At El Paso earlier this year, a group of 9 Sikh asylum seekers who were on hunger strike were brutally force-fed, prompting international outrage and an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General. Results of that investigation still have not been made public. Now these two groups of asylum seekers face the same inhumane treatment by ICE.

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Amidst a community crisis, asylum seeker on 26th Day of Hunger Strike rushed to ER

Attorney swarmed by ICE and denied access to her client

An Indian asylum seeker on day 26 of his hunger strike for freedom was taken by ICE from the El Paso Service Processing Center to an El Paso hospital emergency room late Saturday afternoon. His whereabouts were unknown for several hours. Advocates finally located him at East Providence hospital. Shockingly, his attorney Linda Corchado, with a signed medical waiver from her client in hand, was not allowed to see him. Hospital staff were not the problem. ICE was.

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Escalation of ICE Detention Hunger Strikes

4 Indian Asylum Seekers Detained in El Paso on 25th Day of Hunger Strike

ICE transfers 3 other Indian asylum seekers to Florida on 18th day of second hunger strike in preparation for force feeding

EL PASO — Four Indian asylum seekers are entering their fourth week on hunger strike at the El Paso Service Processing Center, the same ICE jail which faced a separate, large scale hunger strike and where a group of men were force-fed earlier this year, prompting an investigation by the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. Three other Indian asylum seekers, who were detained at the Otero County Processing Center in New Mexico, were transferred without notice to the Krome Service Processing Center in Florida and away from community and legal support. They are entering their third week of being on hunger strike. 

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