Immigrant Detainees Launch Thanksgiving Hunger Strike at Theo Lacy
Updated: Sep 4, 2020
While families prepare Thanksgiving feasts for today, immigrant detainees at Theo Lacy in Orange are on a hunger strike. Others at the James A. Musick facility in Irvine also joined in before authorities swiftly transferred them to Theo Lacy. About 37 people, mostly South Asian, launched the fast aimed at ending detentions last night. Similar actions are underway at Alabama's Etowah Detention Center and Otay in San Diego with immigrant detainees declining their dinner meals on Thanksgiving eve.
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