Northwest Detention Center

Ted S. Warren / AP

Federal immigration officials say they’re continuing to monitor a hunger strike now in its fourth day at a Tacoma detention center. It is unclear how many of the roughly 1,400 detainees are now refusing food.

Ted S. Warren / AP

A hunger strike is growing among immigrants held by federal authorities in Tacoma. That’s according to activists getting updates by phone and email  from people held at the Northwest Detention Center.