Immigration

Community members demand ICE to release detainee after suffering medical emergency, advocates say

April 25, 2019 / By

Alleging detention officers had neglected her husband medically while at Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a Bakersfield woman flanked by community advocates demanded he be released into her care last week during a press conference.

How the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could impact Kern County

April 24, 2019 / By

The San Joaquin Valley could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and representation in congress if the Supreme Court votes in favor of adding the citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.

Local attorney empowered herself to accomplish goals of helping farm workers

March 25, 2019 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable women in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community. 

Mesa Verde to remain open for at least one more year; advocates raise money to pay bonds of those detained

March 12, 2019 / By

The Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is going to remain open for at least another year, according to a contract between the GEO Inc., the contractor for Mesa Verde and the Department of Homeland Security.

‘Home’ at last: Writer to share struggle to belong at CSUB presentation

March 8, 2019 / By

Even as young as she was, Mexican immigrant Reyna Grande knew that when she started to dream in English, she had lost a part of herself.

Immigration Behind Bars: Local leaders discuss the impacts detention centers have on communities

February 20, 2019 / By

Activists, volunteers, attorney and scholars came together in February at Cal State Bakersfield to talk about “Immigration Behind Bars” and the impacts it has on the community.