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Undocumented immigrants ask I.C.E to stop deportation procedures through hunger strike

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The outside of the Joe Corley Detention Center, in Conroe, usually appears to be very quiet. But the inside might be a different story, according to some.


"A hunger strike broke out by the detained immigrant," says David Kalloor of the Texas Undocumented Youth Alliance


Manuel Martinez, who's an undocumented immigrant and is scheduled to soon to be deported, has been participating in a hunger strike taking place inside the facility for the past four days, all in hopes of generating attention from legislatures that it's time to stop the deportations.


They are risking their life, because they want people to know what's going on behind those walls, says the wife of Martinez.

Adelina Caceres hasn't seen her husband in the past 10 months, she says he too is set to go back to El Salvador soon, for a minor offense committed years ago.


"Deportation is affecting everybody," says Adelina Caceres. Her husband is leading the hunger strike


Not just that, these wives tell Fox 26 news, their husbands have told them the conditions inside the facility are deplorable and now, they add, officers are retaliating against inmates joining the cause.


"We have heard three men have been places in solitary confinement," adds Kalloor.


Family members of the detained tell us the hunger strike started Sunday night with just a few detainees, but has now escalated to over a 100, but ICE tells us there is no strike and only three people have opted to skip certain meals.


We don't know anything from them since the strike, they don't allow them to talk to us, says this worried mother


Today, like every Thursday Adelina Casares, would visit her husband but she tells us she was denied access


"Don't worry," she told her husband, "we are here to support you"


And as the days turn into an eternity, these wives along with their husbands vow to not give up and fight till the end.


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