Immigration

Mesa Verde to remain open for at least one more year; advocates raise money to pay bonds of those detained

March 12, 2019 / By

The Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is going to remain open for at least another year, according to a contract between the GEO Inc., the contractor for Mesa Verde and the Department of Homeland Security.

‘Home’ at last: Writer to share struggle to belong at CSUB presentation

March 8, 2019 / By

Even as young as she was, Mexican immigrant Reyna Grande knew that when she started to dream in English, she had lost a part of herself.

Immigration Behind Bars: Local leaders discuss the impacts detention centers have on communities

February 20, 2019 / By

Activists, volunteers, attorney and scholars came together in February at Cal State Bakersfield to talk about “Immigration Behind Bars” and the impacts it has on the community.

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Grant

January 29, 2019 / By

A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant.

Kern’s third annual Women’s March raises awareness to many issues

January 20, 2019 / By

More than 3,500 people marched the streets of downtown Bakersfield Saturday for Kern County’s third annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park.

Bill introduced Thursday grants farm workers the right to apply for legal status

January 17, 2019 / By

Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Thursday morning the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019, which, if passed, grants farm workers and their families the right to apply for legal status.