Immigration

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.

COMMENTARY: My new neighbor will be an immigration detention facility, and we won’t get along

May 13, 2020 / By

Last month, the McFarland City Council voted to allow the GEO Group to open and operate Immigration Detention facilities in my hometown, and as a member of this community, I feel utterly betrayed knowing there will be not just one, but two immigration detention centers in my front yard. 

Judge orders review process to identify release of immigrant detainees

April 30, 2020 / By
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, today, a federal judge ordered a review process to identify people for release detained at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield and the Yuba County Jail in Marysville in order to enable social distancing inside the centers.

McFarland City Council approves GEO’s request for permits to operate two immigration detention facilities

April 24, 2020 / By

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.

Commentary: Essential farmworkers makeup the majority of McFarland’s population GEO Group aims to profit from

April 23, 2020 / By

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.

City of McFarland to hold GEO appeal hearing Thursday despite limitations during pandemic

April 22, 2020 / By

The City of McFarland is holding an appeal public hearing next Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m.,