Hunger strikes continue at the NWDC. Take action now and support the hunger strikers, support the work to end detention and deportations!
WHEN: FRIDAY, Sep 8th, 4:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St. Tacoma, WA 98421
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Manuel Riveron on Hunger Strike Without Water in NWDC.
Cuban Asylum Seeker Resumes Hunger Strike After Yesterday’s Hearing
Tacoma, WA – In a courtroom at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Manuel Riveron, one of the hunger strikers that stopped eating on August 27th demanding their immediate release, was told by an Immigration Judge this morning that she was confused and did not understand why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has denied him parole. Saying that there was nothing that the Court could do to further his case at this time, the Judge recommended Manuel and another Cuban asylum seeker in the hearing find lawyers, and also apply for parole again. After today’s hearing, Mr. Riveron decided to begin his strike again, refusing all food and water. Manuel Riveron had decided to stop his ongoing strike yesterday to prepare for today’s court, in hopes that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s promises of release if he began eating again would be realized. “They lied to me, they lied and I won’t eat or drink water until they deliver their promise” said Manuel Riveron in a phone call. “They are playing with our lives and I won’t let them, I’d rather die than spend another day in here,” added Mr. Riveron.