ICE Detainees Go On Hunger Strike – They Want to Die in America


In Detroit, Michigan, seven Iraqis awaiting deportation are on a hunger strike.  Allegedly, they would rather die in America than go back to their native country.

The seven are part of a greater group of 114 Iraqi immigrants.  ICE captured them over the summer, and all are criminals.  They have criminal records in the United States for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary, and other petty crimes.  Obviously, these “productive” members of society should have thought twice about their actions.

Unfortunately, a judge barred their deportation, so these losers are stuck in detention.  If the judge had not given the order, they’d be deported.  Now, they’ve been placed under medical supervision due to their hunger strike.  Just more of our tax dollars at work!

Since the start of the strike, seven more detainees have joined in.  If they’re trying to die but they’re under medical supervision, that defeats the point.  Clearly, the medical professionals will stop that from happening.

ICE spokesperson Khaalid Walls spoke to a local Detroit newspaper:

They continue to be offered three meals daily and provided an adequate supply of drinking water or other beverages.  Several other detainees have been randomly refusing the facility’s prepared meals over the last several days and are being monitored by facility staff.

Crystal Jabiro, who volunteers for Code Legal Aid, was called by one of the detainees.  The detainee told her of the intention to strike.

From Jabiro’s statement to reporters:

They’d rather die in the facility close to their families, rather than in their own country because they believe U.S. is their home.  For a lot of them, their 90-day review came. From what I heard from these inmates, a lot got letters saying they will be detained for another 90 days.

Jabiro refused to discuss their crimes.

This is not the first time detainees have implemented a hunger strike.  750 detainees refused their meals for three days at a Tacoma, Washington facility.  That’s half the capacity of the detention center.  The protest ended after only three days.

I’m imagining the protest in Detroit will follow the way of the Tacoma protests.  Clearly, these criminals are not the sharpest tools in the shed.


1 Comment

  1. CPH

    September 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    If the fools want to starve to death let them. Its their choice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.