Pinoys join hunger strike to support detained child immigrants

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles-based immigrant rights groups are now throwing in their support to the unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally.

Several groups including Asian Americans Advancing Justice began a hunger strike in support of the thousands of Central American children who are now in expedited immigration proceedings after they illegally entered the US.

The fast began Monday and will end on Friday. While only a handful will fast the entire week, many advocates will fast for at least a day or even one meal to show support for the children who are part of what they call a humanitarian issue.

Advocates have also collected food, money, and school supplies for the children. Filipinos, including “dreamers”, came to show their support for the kids.

The issue hits close to home for immigrant rights groups in Southern California.

About 80 miles east of Los Angeles, the town of Murrieta where immigration officers attempted to process many of the detained children had become a battle ground with protesters both in support and against illegal immigration taking a stand against the procedures.

You can contact Steve Angeles @ steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • filam
    23 July 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    good starve yourselves, no American in his right mind don’t care

    do that in the Phili[[ines

  • JRB
    23 July 2014 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    All of you in the hunger strike don’t have “BRAINS” Look how can you back up illegal kids in America from other countries? Why don’t you all support the homeless people with kids in America that is true Americans kids born here to real legal Americans? Sometimes you have to thing what is right, you all can’t thing that you can make something wrong into right? So grow up people stop acting like little kids.

  • Mario
    24 July 2014 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Correction: Immigrant right group hates illegal alien, the Democrat left group support open border and illegal alien. You are all crazy, the moment you give them foods, clothing, shelter etc, more will come.Our Public schools is already infected with TB and several diseases..How are you going to feed them, who pays for their education, healthcare. You the hard working American. Close the border now and deport them ASAP. America is already invaded by CenAmerican illegals, this gestures of yours, is being read/viewed from CentAmerican TV/media and news, now you know what to expect… MILLION more are COMING. Pinoy illegal you should not symphatize with them, think of your survival first, this group are your major competitors on the issuance of amnesty visa, if ever it will come.

  • noz
    24 July 2014 at 6:10 am - Reply

    GOOD, it’s about time to deport these illegal alien border crossers to send strong message – enter america illegally you will be thrown back to where you all came from, while enter america legally, you all are welcome. these illegal alien themselves protestors should be all apprehended and deported, while the deportation proceedings are in full swings. these illegal aliens themselves on hunger strike are without credibility. their actions are to abuse self empowerment is too repulsive, making levelheaded americans PUKE to their obnoxious cause.

  • Enigma
    24 July 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Screw you all freaking strikers , all of you has no brain . Our tax dollars belongs to US citizen and legal citizen, not for illegal entering USA spreading deseases all over the country. Go hungry untill you all die dummies.

  • Delia
    24 July 2014 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Protesters looks all fatty lol , its probably a trick to go on a deit. However , its all propaganda and they may be all illegals themselves.

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