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Hunger-Striking Immigrant Moms and Kids Allege Retaliation

Lawyers and advocacy groups allege that women and children held at an immigrant family detention center in South Texas are now facing retaliation for staging a hunger strike that has garnered national attention.

Supporters of the nearly 300 women and children currently held at the Karnes County Residential Center allege that the mothers have faced tactics of intimidation and isolation since launching what they call a Holy Week Fast earlier this week. At least three women were singled out and taken to the medical infirmary with their children, ages 11, 10 and 2.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement denies that any hunger strike is underway at Karnes, and said the agency is not aware that any women have fully refrained from eating at either the dining hall or in common living areas.

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