Authorities monitor hunger strike by immigration detainees


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MIAMI (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say they are monitoring a hunger strike at a Miami detention center, where several men from Bangladesh have been refusing to eat.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias said Sunday that the Krome Service Processing Center has medical and mental health care providers to monitor and treat detainees.

A petition filed last week in Miami federal court listed 10 male detainees as participants in the hunger strike that began Dec. 2.

The petition seeks an emergency court order to force them to submit to medical tests to monitor their health, which they refused Friday. According to court documents, the men expressed discontent with ICE and dissatisfaction with their immigration cases.

All were arrested in Hidalgo, Texas, in 2014 and 2015 while attempting to enter the U.S.

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