Detained female immigrants at a US detention facility
Detained female immigrants at a US detention facility

According to Grassroots Leadership, a civil rights group, the women began their protest by refusing dinner at the T Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, near Austin, the Guardian reported Thursday.

Detained female immigrants at a US detention facility
Detained female immigrants at a US detention facility

The report said the hunger strikers were protesting over ‘inedible food, poor medical care, inadequate legal representation, harsh treatment from officials and a capricious process that sees some cases resolved far more quickly than others.’

Grassroots Leadership published 17 letters from the women who also protested against their incarceration.

In the letters, some of the women expressed fear that in case of their forced return to their countries of origin in Central America, they could face real danger.

Others said, “They leave us in here while fighting the case and at the end they tell us that our case has been denied after keeping us locked up for a long time and they send us back.”

“There are grave injustices being committed, detentions spanning 8 months, 10 months, a year, a year and a half, just to end with them telling us that we have no rights and we will be deported with disdainful words and gestures to make us feel worthless,” wrote a female striker from Guatemala

Source: PressTV

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