Posts by Marco Rodriguez:
After waiting a long four hours of comments from GEO Group, McFarland residents opposing the expansion of GEO cheered Tuesday in celebration when the McFarland Planning Commission voted 2-2, rejecting the motion to allow GEO to turn two prisons into immigrant detention centers.
Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting
Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.
Delano school district votes to keep sit-out rule policy; residents criticize board member for not following rule
The Delano Joint Union High School District voted Sept. 10 to keep the one-year sit out policy for students who transfer schools within the district, leaving student-athletes disappointed.
After the Delano City water system recently failed to meet water drinking standards, residents voiced their concerns at Monday’s city council meeting.
College students, farm workers, council members and many other Delano community members gathered at a town hall in late August to learn more about what it means to be a sanctuary city.
A group of Delano students expressed dissatisfaction at a school board meeting with with a policy that prohibits students from participating in sports for a year when transferring schools.
The Delano Police Chief asked at Monday’s city council meeting to indefinitely table a request for the purchase of a surveillance technology that allows law enforcement to access private information about community members.
‘If they don’t want it, I won’t force it’: Delano Police Chief said he plans to advise city council against license plate reading technology
The Delano Police Chief plans to advise against the implementation of automated license plate readers into Delano’s Police Department at Monday’s Delano City Council meeting.
Police Chief Robert Nevarez said last month at a Community Law Enforcement Liaison Board meeting the technology could benefit the department in solving crime.
Delano Chief of Police assures community private information is safe with license plate scanning technology
In a meeting where residents expressed concerns about sharing private information with law enforcement, the Delano Chief of Police assured residents their personal information is safe with a new technology program the police department is considering using.
The Delano community organized a vigil and fought for justice Friday at a local park in honor of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, a Guatemalan girl who died in U.S.