A hunger strike outside the Phoenix immigration and customs office entered its seventh day Monday.
Six Valley families are fasting in hopes of pressuring officials to release their family members being held in the Eloy detention center in Arizona.
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network on Monday said some of the family members who are fasting inside the detention center were placed in solitary confinement as a disciplinary measure.
NDLON on Friday said the families involved in the hunger strike are holding a 24-hour-a-day vigil at the Phoenix ICE office at 2035 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix.
One of the mothers said her son has been detained for nearly three years.
Organizers have set up a memorial with candles and pictures of their loved ones and said they're holding vigils every night at 6 p.m. until the detainees are released to fight deportation orders outside the facility.
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