Local Deaths in ICE Detention

This page summarizes documents regarding local deaths in ICE detention. Deaths are known to have occurred at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC), the El Paso Service Processing Center, and the Cibola County Correctional Center (CCCC). Otero County Processing Center These documents conspicuously leave out Johana Media Leon who was killed by MTC’s medical negligence. … Read moreLocal Deaths in ICE Detention

Continued negligence by ICE and private contractors requires the immediate release of those held in ICE detention in NM and El Paso, TX

In solidarity with Millions for Prisoners, SURJ, Santa Fe Dreamers Project, and other New Mexico organizations, and on behalf of the FreeThemAll El Paso Coalition, we sent the following letter to county, state, and federal elected officials in New Mexico and Texas to raise concerns about COVID-19 and call for universal release of people detained … Read moreContinued negligence by ICE and private contractors requires the immediate release of those held in ICE detention in NM and El Paso, TX

#NoTieneMadre: Mothers demand ICE release people from detention for Mother’s Day

For Immediate Release El Paso, TX — Mothers from the El Paso/Juarez border region will be sending cards, notes and letters to loved ones inside ICE detention centers this Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10. Mothers are banding together this Mother’s Day to ask ICE to release their loved ones imprisoned in detention centers amid the … Read more#NoTieneMadre: Mothers demand ICE release people from detention for Mother’s Day

PRESS RELEASE: El Paso Community Members, Immigrant Rights Groups and Activists Call for the Release of All People in Detention

For Immediate Release Press Contact: dmscelpaso@gmail.com El Paso, TX– On Thursday April, 30, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Movement Mujeres, Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention, Santa Fe Dreamers Project, Cosecha, Anti-Deportation Squad, and other El Paso community members and activists held a caravan car rally around the County Detention Facility, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: El Paso Community Members, Immigrant Rights Groups and Activists Call for the Release of All People in Detention

PRESS RELEASE: Allies Join Campaign to Call for the Release of Families in Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday, April 3, 2020                          Contacts: avid@chihuahuan.org, dmscelpaso@gmail.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 East El Paso, Texas, amid the global pandemic … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Allies Join Campaign to Call for the Release of Families in 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

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

Day 10 of hunger strike, men moved to problematic El Paso detention center, involuntary force feeding imminent

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.

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