Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Detainees Start Hunger Strike to Draw Attention to ICE Mistreatment

50-100 detainees held for months and years by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) start a hunger strike at the ICE center near Brownsville, Texas. They intend to leverage a meeting with Homeland Security officials to discuss charges of lengthy detentions without any judicial review.

I wonder how many immigrants Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall processed for removal to ICE detention centers vs. to deportation to their country of origin? As best I can tell, the Sheriff keeps tabs on how many leave and come back, but the reports I've read do not indicate where processed immigrants land after they leave Nashville. If they are being held at detention centers, then the self-congratulation the Sheriff is giving his program is premature. Detained immigrants are in limbo without the freedom to stay or return.

1 comment:

  1. Sheriff Hall does his job. The feds need to do theirs and throw these freeloaders out of the country.