Dozens of illegal migrants from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico late last year and are being held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center where they recently began a hunger strike. The 54 detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and they are seeking asylum in the U.S. The migrants, who crossed into the U.S. in December, started a hunger strike last Wednesday to protest their detention at an ICE facility in El Paso, Judicial Watch reported. Eleven of the detainees were released over the weekend, CBS 4 in El Paso reported.

The foreign nationals refused to eat or drink water, “and a leftist immigrant advocacy group blasted the government for jailing the Afghans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis without proper medical care,” JW reported. One of the detainees released from the ICE processing center over the weekend said he arrived in El Paso in December after traveling from South America to Juarez, Mexico. He is a national of Bangladesh, his name is MD Nasir Uddin, and he claims to be a refugee seeking asylum. FULL REPORT