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Some Immigrants On Hunger Strike, Immigration Officials Turn To Force-Feeding

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Some immigrants in federal detention facilities are on a hunger strike — including detainees in Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco.

Now the Associated Press has learned that immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants at the El Paso Process Center. Some of them have been refusing food for more than a month.

Martha Mendoza is a national writer for the AP, and she co-reported this story and joined The Show to talk about it.

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