Democracy Now!

Fri Apr 14, 2017

Immigrants on Hunger Strike over Conditions as Trump Admin. Plans to Gut Protections for Detainees

In Part 2 of our interview about a hunger strike at the for-profit Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, we speak about their demands with Maru Mora Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the group Mijente, and Alexis Erickson, the partner of hunger striker Cristian Lopez. They have three U.S.-born children, and, she says, "their whole life has been turned upside down" by his detention. Lopez has since been transferred to a jail in New Mexico, where he is continuing the strike as he faces deportation.

Watch Part 1 here: 700 Immigrants On Hunger Strike at For-Profit Prison to Protest Conditions & $1/Day Wages

Filed under: Immigrant Rights, Immigration, Prison, Web Exclusive

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