A group of 26 female immigrants who are detained along with their children at Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania have entered a hunger strike to protest the fact that they have spent close to a year in custody at the facility, despite claims by the U.S. government that families can only be detained for a maximum of 20 days.

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Spanish Coverage of the Berks Hunger Strike:

Mujeres de centro migratorio en huelga de hambre

Crece huelga de hambre en carcel de ICE que pide liberar a inmigrantes que claman asilo en EEUU