At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
In an extraordinary hearing that involved public and private testimony, a federal judge expressed legal support for the practice of force-feeding.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The…