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

July 14, Five Men Currently on Hunger Strike for Their Freedom

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July 14, 2019
Media Contacts: Margaret Brown Vega and Nathan Craig avid@chihuahuan.org

Chronic Hunger Strikes at Otero County Processing Center, New Mexico

Chaparral, NM: As of July 9, 2019, five men at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC) are on hunger strike seeking their freedom from prolonged ICE detention. By the 15th, they will not have eaten a meal in six days; some of the men are not drinking water. In June 18 men from Cuba were on hunger-strike for over a week. These two recent hunger strikes follow 93 other hunger strikes that occurred last year and were reported in an ICE inspection of OCPC in January. Unnecessarily detained for an extended time, these five men now on hunger strike understandably now want their freedom. Our cruel immigration system replete with unduly skeptical immigration judges,  cruel ICE officials, profiteering private contractors, and inhumane detention conditions bring these individuals to this point of desperation. We call on ICE to immediately release these men on their own recognizance.

Handwritten note from one of the hunger strikers says, “If I died in U.S. Immigration Camp only ICE responsible for my death…”

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Immigration Advocates Call For Immediate Release Of LGBT Individuals From ICE Detention in New Mexico Following Death Of Transgender Asylum Seeker

Despite Documented Abuses, Inaction Results in Death of Transgender Woman at the Otero County Processing Center Following the tragic death of Johana Medina, a transgender woman who was seeking asylum and detained at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC), Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert and Freedom for Immigrants are … Read moreImmigration Advocates Call For Immediate Release Of LGBT Individuals From ICE Detention in New Mexico Following Death Of Transgender Asylum Seeker

ICE detention centers in our service area

This document provides information on the ICE detention centers are located in our organization’s service area: 1) the El Paso Service Processing Center (EPSPC), 2) the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC), and 3) the West Texas Detention Facility (WTDF). Here you will find the address and contact information for each facility along with links to maps, directions, and related documents.

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Otero County Processing Center Literature

This post is a compilation of documents related to the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC) managed by Management and Training Corporation (MTC). Included in this list are advocate and government reports, news articles, and ICE inspections revealed by FOIA. Each section is ordered by date with the most recent materials on top.

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