NBC LATINO | After three days in detainment, nine DREAMers, known as the DREAM 9 on social media, engaged in a hunger strike to demand more flexible phone privileges and raise awareness for their plight behind bars.
“The actual facility is preventing them from making phone calls,” said Mohammad Abdollahi, an organizer with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
He said DREAM 9 has not been allowed to hold a conversation for more than 10 seconds. He said the phone numbers are also blocked so some family has not been able to call them back directly. DREAM 9 intends to continue the strike until they are permitted phone privileges.