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Justice for Mele

Screen Shot 2018-03-31 at 11.26.36 Sign our petition to stop Mele’s deportation! Undocumented loved one and father of three young children Melesio Morales Mata was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week after his lawyer presented a stay of removal at his monthly check-in with ICE. 

Activists Across Walls! Join Us for a Week of Hunger Strikes

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Join us for a week of hunger strike solidarity by observing a one day hunger strike anytime today, Monday February 12 to Sunday February 18.

For one week we will do a rolling hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strike and work stoppage currently happening in the Northwest Detention Center as well as the harsh retaliation they are receiving from Geo. We invite you, whether individually or with an organization, to join us by choosing one day of the week (or more) and going on hunger strike. We are doing this to honor the current hunger strikers’ demands inside, and to demand an end to detention and an end to deportation.

Activists who speak out against ICE and the deportation machine are targeted by the state, whether inside the detention center or outside. When people detained at NWDC go on hunger strike to demand better conditions inside and an end to deportations, GEO Group retaliates with isolation, threats of force feeding, physical and emotional abuse, and more. When people on the outside demand freedom of movement for all and take actions in line with those demands, the state spies on us, our families, deports us, arrests us, intimidates us. But we are not alone. Inside or out, we will continue to work towards a world with no detention and no deportations. We will continue to work towards a world where freedom of movement is granted for all people.

Join us and pick a day between February 12 and February 18 to strike in solidarity with the activists detained at NWDC.

1 - Email us at resistenciasolidarity (at) and tell us what day.
2 - Take a picture of yourself, or your organization, with the signs attached (or make your own) and post them to your social media! Tag us!
3 - Write a message or letter of support to the strikers inside. We will send them the messages and photos.
4 - Download our most recent People’s Tribunal findings and use them as talking points to chat with people around why you’re on hunger strike.

Messaging for signs:

Activists Across Walls
Week of Hunger Strikes

Other hashtags for social media posts:
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation

February 2018 Breaking Hunger Strike & Third Annual People's Tribunal Report

The People's Tribunal Judges Share Their Findings
Visit our Press page to view the most recent information on the breaking hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center and the Findings to our recent People's Tribunal.


The Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has served a “Notice to Appear,” to Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando. This means that ICE has begun deportation proceedings against her. Here are a few actions you can take now: SIGN THIS PETITION to rescind the deportation order, donate to Maru's Deportation Defense Fund, join us for our 3rd Annual People's Tribunal on February 4th. You can read more about it here and watch an interview with Maru here.  

Hunger Strikes: A Call to End Immigrant Detention

Watch our newest 11 minute documentary! 

September 4th: A Dozen Continue on Hunger Strike in NWDC. Cuban Asylum Seekers Face Force Feeding and Solitary Confinement

While we all plan for next steps for #DACA, we ask you to remember the dozen people still on #hungerstrike in NWDC. Read our press releases and learn more about the hunger strike happening now at the Northwest Detention Center.  Follow our Facebook for more info. 

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