Immigration

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.

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.