BY LILY E. HIRSCH
Kern County residents heard from a number of immigrant rights advocates Wednesday at the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance’s second Immigrant Civil Rights Conference at Hodel’s Country Dining.
Kern County officials announced a possible plan last month that would decrease the homeless population on the streets.
The Department of Homeland Security recently adopted a new “public charge” rule in August that is set to go into effect in just a few weeks.
The California Endowment announced Monday Dean Welliver, a LGBTQ Organizer and Advocate from South Kern, was selected by his community to serve on the foundation’s President’s Youth Council.
After receiving much push back from environmental justice advocates, politicians pulled a bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring and reporting.
It’s not every day a human trafficking victim has access to health care, but when they do, they often do not speak up about their abuser, despite this being one of the very few moments victims are alone.
However, local Dignity Health hospitals are working to change that with the Human Trafficking Response Program.