Immigration

Kern residents join Sacramento protest, call on Governor to release people from detention facilities during pandemic

July 31, 2020 / By

The California Liberation Collective led a protest Monday in Sacramento outside of Governor Gavin Newsom’s home to demand mass clemency and emergency release for people in state prison and ICE detention facilities.

COVID-19 farmworker study seeks to find solutions to workers’ elevated vulnerability for contracting virus

July 30, 2020 / By
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Agricultural workers have an elevated vulnerability for contracting COVID-19, according to a statewide survey on farmworkers’ worksite conditions during the pandemic.

KCSO data shows drastic decrease in transfers to ICE, release notification requests

July 28, 2020 / By

Data released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at Kern County’s third annual TRUTH Act Forum, held Monday evening, showed a significant decrease in the number of transfers to Immigration Customs Enforcement and release notification requests.

Judge approves temporary restraining order against city of McFarland, GEO over immigration detention center permits

July 15, 2020 / By

A federal judge has approved a temporary restraining order against the City of McFarland and the GEO Group, Inc.,

Skywriting Art Project protests Immigrant Detention Centers and Mass Incarceration over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2020 / By

As part of the nationwide “In Plain Sight” activist artwork protest, skywriting fleets left artist-created messages in the skies above Southern California detention centers, immigration courts, and other landmarks over the Fourth of July weekend. 

Immigrant rights advocates gather for vigil for detainee who died in Mesa Verde, demand investigation of private immigration facilities

May 22, 2020 / By
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Community members from across the Central Valley gathered for a vigil outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to honor Choung Woong Ahn, a 74-year-old man who died in ICE Custody at the Mesa Verde Sunday.