U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed there are now nine men — up from six earlier this week — being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso, Texas. One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from India who called The Associated Press, described being dragged from his cell three times a day and strapped down on a bed. He said a group of people force-feed him by pouring liquid into tubes pushed through his nose. The man, whom AP is identifying only by his last name Singh out of family concerns for his safety, stopped eating more than a month ago. In mid-January, ICE obtained court orders to begin non-consensual hydration and feeding, and so for weeks they`ve had nasal tubes inserted in their noses and IVs in their arms. They tie us on the force-feeding bed, and then they put a lot of liquid into the tubes, and the pressure is immense so we end up vomiting it out,” said Singh. “We can`t talk properly, and we can`t breathe properly. The pipe is not an easy process, but they try to push it down our noses and throats. ”Singh said they`re not getting the help they`ve requested.