Medical Professionals Address ICE About Hunger Strikes in Immigration Detention

July 7, 2021

Health Justice, Health in Immigration Detention, Immigrant Justice, News

Barbed wire on a jail fence

In the face of hunger strikes inside immigration detention facilities and jails, NYLPI’s volunteer Medical Providers Network and allies sent a new open letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week. Over 470 healthcare professionals joined the letter to ICE, addressing the seriousness of the ongoing hunger strikes and demanding the release of all people confined in immigration detention.

As part of NYLPI’s ongoing campaign about the health crisis in immigration detention, we have consistently documented the human rights crisis in detention facilities including lack of access to necessary healthcare and the spread of COVID-19 in facilities – and advocated for people to be released.

You can read the full letter, including the medical recommendations we are urging ICE to implement immediately, here.

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