Immigration

ICE continues to transfer inmates despite COVID-19 surge in Kern County

September 14, 2021 / By

As Kern County faces a rise in COVID cases and reaches ICU bed capacity, ICE is putting the lives of detained immigrants and residents in danger because of their decision to transfer inmates during the pandemic.

City of McFarland votes to keep detention facility in San Diego open

September 11, 2021 / By

On Aug. 18, the McFarland City Council unanimously voted to keep the Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego from closing.

KCSO data shows decrease for the second year in a row in transfers to ICE, release notification requests

July 12, 2021 / By

Data released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at Kern County’s fourth TRUTH Act Forum, held in late June, showed a decrease in the number of transfers to Immigration Customs Enforcement and release notification requests.

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.