After nearly three and a half hours of debate between residents, immigrant rights advocates, GEO employees, and elected officials, the McFarland City Council voted at Thursday’s city council meeting to approve permits that will allow The GEO Group, Inc.
By Rosa Lopez
I’m a 20-year-old college student who returned from the UC Berkeley campus this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of McFarland is holding an appeal public hearing next Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m.,
McFarland city officials have decided to give GEO Group another chance this week to bring in immigration detention facilities to my hometown.
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop McFarland residents and neighboring communities from getting in their cars Sunday to protest the McFarland city council’s decision to hold the crucial GEO appeal hearing during a time the community can not physically gather safely.
There is a small farm working community in Kern County where essential workers risk their lives everyday by going to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the nation with the food we eat.