Talk about having alotta gall… KVOA in Phoenix, AZ is reporting illegal immigrants in Eloy Detention Center have staged a hunger strike… WITH A LIST OF DEMANDS!!! I guess this is what we get when we don’t enforce our own laws. Criminals think they can come over and revamp the detention system from within. It doesn’t work that way fellas!
Here’s their list of demands:
The independent investigation into two recent deaths that had mysterious circumstances and problems of guards using excessive force.
The conditions of their detainment be improved, which would include both medical and mental health care.
They must have access to legal resources and court hearings if requested.
The exploitation of the detainees’ work be ended.
There should be no more criminalization , detention, and deportation.
Now I certainly don’t condone “excessive force” or being denied proper healthcare. But that last demand left me shaking my head… “no more criminalization , detention, and deportation.” Um… you want to change those things, you’re going to need to 1.) be a citizen, and 2.) get elected… and that’s kinda hard from behind bars!
How about we send them to a prison in Mexico (or their country of origin) and let them place those same demands there. I doubt they’ll care whether or not they eat… or die. Stuff happens in prison down there, and trust me, nobody cares. You’re better off here. Next time, come across the border correctly and you won’t have to worry about this problem.
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