2016-09-07 19:50:13

Exclusive: Migrant Mother Says She Was Pushed to End Hunger Strike to Win Release from Detention

In an exclusive interview, we speak with a woman held for nine months with her four-year-old daughter at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania as they seek asylum from El Salvador. She describes how she won their release only after she bowed to pressure to break her hunger strike and eat an apple. Democracy Now! correspondent Renée Feltz filed this report.

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