[Pnews] At least 27 women on hunger strike at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas

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  At least 27 women on hunger strike at the Hutto Detention Center #Hutto27

October 27, 2015
*http://grassrootsleadership.org/blog/2015/10/breaking-least-27-women-hunger-strike-hutto-detention-center-hutto27*

by Cristina Parker

The women were unanimous about their one and only demand: immediate 
release.

News broke Wednesday evening that at least 27 women refused dinner at 
the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas as the start of a 
hunger strike.

Eighteen of the women have relased hand-written letters that describe 
their reasons for coming to the U.S., the conditions they face in 
detention and their desire to stay in the U.S. We will be releasing the 
letters (with translations) over the next few days.

Their original letters can be viewed here:

Amelia's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Amelia%27s%20letter.pdf>
America's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/America%27s%20letter.pdf>
Ana's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Ana%27s%20letter.pdf>
Anonymous' letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Anonymous%27%20letter.pdf>
Benel's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Benel%27s%20letter.pdf>
Dorali's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Dorali%27s%20letter.pdf>
Elda's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Elda%27s%20letter.pdf>
Evelin's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Evelin%27s%20letter.pdf>
Iêola's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/I%C3%AAola%27s%20letter.pdf>
Insis' letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Insis%27%20letter.pdf>
Iris' letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Iris%27%20letter.pdf>
Magdrola's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Magdrola%27s%20letter.pdf>
Marcela's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Marcela%27s%20letter.pdf>
Matilde's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Matilde%27s%20letter.pdf>
Nancy's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Nancy%27s%20letter.pdf>
Patricia's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Patricia%27s%20letter.pdf>
Sondra's letter 
<http://grassrootsleadership.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Sondra%27s%20letter.pdf>

One of the letters reads, "I am a woman fleeing a country where women 
are given few rights, all of which are violated, and land in this place 
where the people of immigration condemn us to a process with little or 
no security, since this process will ultimately end with our 
deportation. With no objection to a lack of defense, condemning us to an 
assured death upon being deported back to our countries, then where are 
our rights? Or why so much time?" wrote one of the women on strike.

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The Hutto hunger strike comes after hunger strikes spread between two 
immigrant detention centers in El Paso, Texas and LaSalle, Louisiana. 
<http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/10/21/3714277/south-asian-immigrants-detention-hunger-strike/>

The women were unanimous about their one and only demand: immediate 
release.

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