The American Civil Liberties Union and 13 immigrants detained in two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in California filed a lawsuit against ICE calling for immediate release due to elevated risks of contracting COVID-19, according to a news release by ACLU’s Southern California office.
The McFarland City Council plans to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the council at its next City Council meeting, despite a statewide order made Thursday by the Governor of California for people to stay home.
The McFarland City Council has issued a public notice, inviting residents to submit letters of interest to serve as a city council member.
The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.
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 are expected to oppose GEO’S request to expand immigration detention capabilities at McFarland’s second Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday.