SOUTHWEST WORKERS’ UNION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Report on the Hunger Strike at the Port Isabel Detention Center (Bayview, TX) which began the Day of the National March Against Arpaio.
Ruben Tapia reports via Radio Pacifica KPFK 90.7FM. The time stamp for the interview is 17:30- 28:10.01/24/2010
Judy Colon, wife of one of the Hunger Strikers, speaks about the conditions and retaliation against Hungers Strikers by quarantining them with a man who has tuberculosis. She also calls for action for solidarity calls to Janet Napolitano to consider the demands of the hunger strikers and to avoid violent action by ICE to break the strike. Judy Colon has sent a letter to Michael Watkins at Port Isabel Detention Center (Bayview, TX), to her husband’s deportation officer, and has written to President Obama on more than one occasion. Her young daughter has also written and sent a letter to President Obama. They have not recieved a response.
Call to Action: Call 866-587-3023 (English) to demand that Janet Napolitano carry out the demands of the hunger strikers and to avoid violent action by ICE to break the strike.
Que Viva la Justicia y la Dignidad,
For More Information:
Southwest Workers’ Union RGV
415 W. Mahl St.
Edinburg, TX 78539