Illustration: Anson Chan

Inside the ICE Detainee Hunger Strikes Across the Country

Across the U.S., migrants say they face cramped quarters, soap and disinfectant shortages, and violent threats from guards

“We are hunger striking for cleaning supplies, for the guards to wear masks and gloves, and so we can have soap to wash our hands.”

“If I were ICE, I’d be asking: What are the root causes of these hunger strikes? What about these facilities is making people deprive themselves of food?”

…is an independent reporter covering immigration, refugee issues and human rights. His work has appeared in The Nation, Pacific Standard, and USA TODAY.

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