“Hunger strike protocols have been implemented”
Beginning in July, several men from India imprisoned by ICE in El Paso began a hunger strike in protest of their prolonged incarceration — a year or more after they entered the United States to seek asylum.
Some of the men declared that they preferred to die rather than continue to be imprisoned or to be deported back to the persecution they fled.
On August 16th, when pressed by advocates for information for six of these men, ICE offered an email response. The correspondence was riddled with misinformation and euphemisms meant to obscure ICE’s use of brutality and violence.
Here, the Law Lab team— part of the hunger strikers’ legal team led by Linda Corchado of Las Americas — provides comments within the margins of this email to bring light on what ICE is attempting to hide.