Tell ICE: Release Mothers On Hunger Strike At Texas Immigrant Detention Center

Women held in Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prison work for $3/day, their children’s health is deteriorating, and many haven’t been given the opportunity to post a reasonable bond for their release.

Conditions have gotten so bad that 40 women began a hunger strike earlier this week. Many of these women fled to the United States because they feared for their lives. Now they, and even their children, are being put in solitary confinement cells in the medical wing of the prison for participating in the strike. The mothers are on their 5th day of not taking food and they need our support more than ever.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE:  http://act.presente.org/act/karnes?sp_ref=112906319.166.12398.f.0.2&referring_akid=.497581.8d7l0r&source=fb_sp

Women held in Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prison work for $3/day, their children’s health is deteriorating, and many haven’t been given the opportunity to post a reasonable bond for their release.

Conditions have gotten so bad that 40 women began a hunger strike earlier this week. Many of these women fled to the United States because they feared for their lives. Now they, and even their children, are being put in solitary confinement cells in the medical wing of the  prison for participating in the strike. The mothers are on their 5th day of not taking food and they need our support more than ever.

Will you sign our petition asking ICE to immediately release these women and their families? By doing so, you’ll help us tell a powerful story in the media that increases scrutiny on ICE and forces the agency to treat these women like human beings.

Tell ICE Director Sarah Saldaña to immediately release the women and families held at Karnes County Residential Center!

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