Delano became the first city in Kern County to declare itself a sanctuary city after the city council voted to approve a resolution at the Aug.
Local immigration activist Jose Bello, who made national headlines after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement twice, has been released from ICE custody after NFL players paid his bail, the American Civil Liberties Union reports.
After hearing hours of public comments at last week’s Delano city council meeting, the council voted against the addition of a national motto and tabled an issue that would make the city a sanctuary city.
Hundreds of Kern County residents united Friday with a goal to raise awareness of the “inhumane” conditions in immigration detention facilities across the country.
The Delano Police Chief asked at Monday’s city council meeting to indefinitely table a request for the purchase of a surveillance technology that allows law enforcement to access private information about community members.
The Delano Police Chief plans to advise against the implementation of automated license plate readers into Delano’s Police Department at Monday’s Delano City Council meeting.