100-Plus Illegal Aliens Detained Go On Three-Day Hunger Strike
Just have them waive their court hearings and agree to immediate deportation, problem solved. When they get home they can have a nice home cooked meal.
Oh no! They won’t eat for THREE WHOLE DAYS… They do realize that saying how long the strike will last kinda removes any incentives to bargain, don’t they? So here’s an idea. Take all the meals that the illegals are skipping and hand them out to all the homeless.
The News Tribune: More than 100 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center on Tacoma’s Tideflats started a hunger strike Monday to protest conditions at the facility, according to an immigrant rights group.
The three-day strike, which started at noon, is intended to get concessions in terms of food, care, and legal access, according to a letter from detainees released by the NWDC Resistance.
The immigrant rights group held a protest outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement site, during which the letter was read aloud. About 30 people attended.
The detention center holds more than 1,500 immigrants whose deportation proceedings are ongoing. Geo Group, a private for-profit prison corporation, runs the facility. More
The list of demands in one letter are:
▪ Change the food menu.
▪ Lower commissary prices.
▪ Improve hygiene.
▪ Increase recreation time.
▪ Have schoolwork and other programs available to keep detainees occupied.
▪ Improve medical attention.
▪ Increase wages for working detainees.
▪ Help speed up the legal process for detainees.