Immigration

Immigrant rights advocates call to end ‘inhumane’ treatment of children in detention facilities

February 2, 2021 / By

Central Valley Human Right Organizers took action Saturday in downtown Bakersfield to raise awareness of the inhuman situation children are facing inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. 

Court slams ICE for how it handled COVID-19 outbreak at Mesa Verde

December 7, 2020 / By

Last week, a federal judge condemned actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that showed a “deliberate indifference to the safety of the detainees” at Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center and resulted in a COVID-19 outbreak.

Immigrant rights advocates demand action be taken quickly on policy that forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico

October 27, 2020 / By

Last year the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Southern Poverty Law Center challenged the policy that forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico. 

ACLU Foundation files lawsuit against City of McFarland over ‘unlawful’ approval of ICE detention center, says city violated Brown Act

August 25, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, with attorney Paul Nicholas Boylan, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of McFarland and its city council, according to a news release.

More than half of Mesa Verde detainees test positive for COVID-19

August 24, 2020 / By

In the Zepeda Rivas, et al. V. Jennings, et al. case, evidence showed that GeoGroup (GEO) did not intend or adhere to testing detainees and staff at the Mesa Verde ICE processing facility. 

Judge temporarily blocks GEO’s ability to turn prisons into immigration detention centers in McFaralnd

August 11, 2020 / By

A federal judge ruled Tuesday in favor of a preliminary injunction that blocks GEO Inc.’s and the City of McFarland’s ability to act on permits that would allow GEO to turn two state prisons in McFarland to immigration detention centers.