- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Two immigrants are reported to be continuing a hunger strike that began March 7 at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash.

The News Tribune also reports (https://is.gd/bv5ICO ) that U.S. Rep. Adam Smith plans to visit the center Thursday. The Washington Democrat has said he’s concerned about the strike.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the two detainees were under medical observation Wednesday, and that both were eating occasionally, but not enough to rejoin the center’s general population.

The strike began with hundreds of participants refusing to eat to call for better treatment and an end to deportations.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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