Immigration

Judge approves temporary restraining order against city of McFarland, GEO over immigration detention center permits

July 15, 2020 / By

A federal judge has approved a temporary restraining order against the City of McFarland and the GEO Group, Inc.,

Skywriting Art Project protests Immigrant Detention Centers and Mass Incarceration over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2020 / By

As part of the nationwide “In Plain Sight” activist artwork protest, skywriting fleets left artist-created messages in the skies above Southern California detention centers, immigration courts, and other landmarks over the Fourth of July weekend. 

Immigrant rights advocates gather for vigil for detainee who died in Mesa Verde, demand investigation of private immigration facilities

May 22, 2020 / By
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Community members from across the Central Valley gathered for a vigil outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to honor Choung Woong Ahn, a 74-year-old man who died in ICE Custody at the Mesa Verde Sunday. 

Women detainees suddenly released from Mesa Verde find relief through safety network

May 19, 2020 / By
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Almost two weeks have passed since the release of all women detainees from the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield on May 7th.Notified

74-year-old detainee dies at Mesa Verde

May 19, 2020 / By

Choung Won Ahn, who had been held at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield since Feb.

UFW Foundation to help undocumented immigrants apply for Disaster Relief Assistance during pandemic

May 18, 2020 / By
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As part of the California’s Immigrant Assistance Program, the UFW Foundation on Monday began helping provide financial assistance to undocumented immigrants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.