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This Detention Center has Driven it’s Women to Go on a Hunger Strike

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Women unjustly held at T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Liberty, Texas are defending themselves with the only thing they have at hand: a hunger strike.

“There are grave injustices being committed — detentions spanning eight months, 10 months, a year, a year and a half,” says Magdrola, a detainee from Guatemala, in a letter. “In the end, we are being told we have no rights and will be deported, with offensive words and gestures that make us feel worthless.”

READ: 9 Ways Immigration has Hurt Young People

The detainees could easily be released to relatives living near by, instead of being deported. However, two things stand in the way. They either have to proof they have a valid reason to seek asylum or pay the bond, sometimes as high as $30,000.

Some are so desperate with the situation, they want to kill themselves.

Read more about their dire situation in the detention center here.

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Marco Rubio Doesn't Want to Say Whether or Not He'd Deport Undocumented Immigrants

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Marco Rubio Doesn’t Want to Say Whether or Not He’d Deport Undocumented Immigrants

Marco Rubio just can’t seem to give a straight answer on whether he would deport undocumented immigrants. During a recent appearance on CBS This Morning, Rubio was asked if he would deport the 4 million immigrants who would be saved by DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Here’s what went down.

CBS This Morning anchor Norah O’Donnell asked Rubio a direct question about immigration.

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Short, sweet, and to the point. Would you deport the immigrant parents of legal U.S. residents.

READ: Marco Rubio May Lose the Kid Vote after Hitting a Boy with Football

Rubio spoke around the question than used his immigration catch phrase.

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Except your abuelo, who did immigrate to the U.S. illegally in the late 1950s, right? When asked to clarify, Rubio said, “My position on this is not confusing.”

Mr. Rubio, the question was: Would you deport 4 million people?

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In 2013, he was in the Gang of Eight who pushed very hard for a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: (L-R) U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) share a moment during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A group of bipartisan senate members have reached to a deal of outlines to reform the national immigration laws that will provide a pathway for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country to citizenship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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He has since spent his time distancing himself from the same bill, which would have provided a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the US.

If you’ve followed Rubio’s immigration flip flops, it probably feels a lot like this…

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READ: What the Republican Party Has All Wrong About Immigration

Watch the full exchange between Rubio and O’Donnell below.

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