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WASHINGTON – Migrants on hunger strike at an immigration detention center in Texas are being force-fed, officials told the Associated Press.
Immigration officials are using plastic nasal tubes to feed four men, which family members say are causing severe nosebleeds and vomiting.
AP says the detainees, mainly from India and Cuba, went on hunger strike to protest against guards verbally abusing them and threatening to deport them.
They are also protesting against the length of time they are being detained at El Paso Processing Center while they await legal proceedings.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says a federal judge authorized the force-feeding this month.
The ICE under the Donald Trump administration is facing increasing pressure due to allegations of abuse against migrants. Many Americans have demanded the ICE to be abolished.