Immigrant Detainee, Activists Launch Hunger Strike, Vigils to Protest ICE Abuses

June 14, 2008

This just in from my friend Rosalinda Guillen, an activist in Washington State.

Melt I.C.E.!
Peaceful Protest and Vigil for Human Rights
11:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday June 14
Northwest Detention Center
1623 E. J Street – Tacoma, WA 98421

For more information call Rogelio Montes – 360-441-0516

Join the Vigil and be in solidarity with the workers being treated in such a disrespectful and inhumane manner. We have been hearing for months about the lack of healthy food and the food they do get is in very low unhealthy portions. Many people in the detention center are losing weight and have become sick because of the lack of enough food and having to eat unhealthy food.

Jonah has been in Northwest Detention Center for about a week and a half now.

During this time, he has been buying overpriced ramen noodles and trading meat for small cups full of green beans at meals. He has sent in requests for vegan food several times and they have all been denied.

Today he’s starting hunger strike. He’s already feeling weak from lack of nutrition.

You can help by calling the GEO Corporation at (253)396 1611 tell them to feed him good healthy food!!

You’ll need his A# – 88737285 and his full name – Jose Alberto Larrama Portillo.

He need our supporter from all over write letters – On a computer or typewriter, not hand written – to the judge. In these letters you should include who you are, what your citizenship status is, your contact info and how this kind of treatment is inhumane and that his family and friends are asking us as Washingtonians to make the GEO group behave in a humane manner to him and all detainees! Having plenty of good healthy food is a human right!

You need to write them to “Honorary Immigration Judge.” Sounds silly, I know, but you have to do it. “Dear Honorary Immigration Judge,” And send them to Jose. Three copies please.
And please keep sending letters of support.

Jose Alberto Larrama Portillo
1623 East J St, Suite 5
Tacoma, Wa 98421

Thanks everyone! Pass it on! His hearing will be within the next two weeks we think.

One Response to “Immigrant Detainee, Activists Launch Hunger Strike, Vigils to Protest ICE Abuses”

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