Immigration

‘Critical for eligible DACA recipients to renew now’

March 30, 2020 / By

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that until Application Support Center’s are open back up to the public, it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process certain work authorization applications.

Advocates say to keep community safe, local law enforcement must limit number of people detained, incarcerated during COVID-19 pandemic

March 27, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union and 13 immigrants detained in two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in California filed a lawsuit against ICE calling for immediate release due to elevated risks of contracting COVID-19, according to a news release by ACLU’s Southern California office.

Advocates say McFarland’s plan to fill vacant seat at City Council meeting during COVID-19 pandemic is an attempt to rush GEO appeal hearing

March 20, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council plans to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the council at its next City Council meeting, despite a statewide order made Thursday by the Governor of California for people to stay home.

‘Round two’: McFarland seeks to fill vacant seat on City Council; GEO appeal on hold till seat is filled

March 6, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council has issued a public notice, inviting residents to submit letters of interest to serve as a city council member.

GEO Files Appeal of McFarland Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Immigrant Detention Centers

February 27, 2020 / By

The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.

McFarland comes out in full force; Planning Commission rejects GEO

February 22, 2020 / By

After waiting a long four hours of comments from GEO Group, McFarland residents opposing the expansion of GEO cheered Tuesday in celebration when the McFarland Planning Commission voted 2-2, rejecting the motion to allow GEO to turn two prisons into immigrant detention centers.