Immigration

McFarland comes out in full force; Planning Commission rejects GEO

February 22, 2020 / By

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.

McFarland to hold second meeting Tuesday on expanding immigration detention capabilities; opponents express concerns with process

February 18, 2020 / By

Hundreds are expected to oppose GEO’S request to expand immigration detention capabilities at McFarland’s second Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday.

Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting

January 27, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.

McFarland Planning Commission to hold hearing on possible expansion of immigrant detention facilities

January 21, 2020 / By

Advocates in McFarland will gather at the City Planning Commission meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Bill that would grant legal status to farm workers passed in House; sent to Senate

December 18, 2019 / By

A new bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farm workers passed in the House of Representatives Dec.

‘We are human beings first’: NFL players lead conversation on social justice and activism

December 11, 2019 / By

National Football League players, dreamers, foster youth, members of the LGBTQ community and others from all walks of life came together Tuesday for the Dear America: A Social Justice Conversation event at Bakersfield College to hear about becoming agents of change in their community.