Last evening, July 17, the four asylum seekers on hunger strike at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC) were moved to the El Paso Service Processing Center (EPSPC). This transfer is a common pattern with prolonged hunger strikes at OCPC, a facility that, in the last year, has seen more than 100 hunger strikes. At OCPC, once the health of an individual on hunger strike begins to deteriorate, ICE routinely transfers that person to EPSPC. Many of the nine asylum seeking hunger strikers who were force-fed in January-February of this year at EPSPC began hunger strikes at OCPC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday, April 3, 2020 Contacts: Gabriela Castaneda, Movement Mujeres Fellow (915) 494-4213, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com El Paso, TX– Now more than ever, members of our beloved community fear for the well-being of their loved ones currently detained at the El Paso Service Processing Center in … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Allies Join Campaign to Call for the Release of Families in Detention