Cubans in Atlanta ICE Jail on Hunger Strike to Fight Deportation

At least six Cuban immigrants, ages 25 to 35, in process of being deported started a hunger strike in Atlanta’s Stewart Detention Center, Mundo Hispánico reports. According to family members, they have been held for more than six months without getting any information about their case by ICE, and complain of lack of medical assistance. “They say that if they are going to be sent to Cuba, they will have to be carried out feet first,” said Yamilé Echemendía, mother of Randy Yahir Torres Echemendía, who applied for political asylum in the U.S. in January 2018.

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