The California State Assembly passed AB 280, the California Mandela Act, and according to a release from Immigrant Defense Advocates, this is the second year it has gotten support from the California legislature.
In San Francisco and Fresno, protests were held by the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, survivors of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, and other organizations at the ICE offices.
In early 2020, there was a possibility of a detention center opening in McFarland, a residential area where immigrants make up around 33% of the overall population according to the census.
It has been two years since families have been able to visit their loved ones in the Mesa Verde Detention Facility.
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.
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
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 officials have decided to give GEO Group another chance this week to bring in immigration detention facilities to my hometown.
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop McFarland residents and neighboring communities from getting in their cars Sunday to protest the McFarland city council’s decision to hold the crucial GEO appeal hearing during a time the community can not physically gather safely.
There is a small farm working community in Kern County where essential workers risk their lives everyday by going to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the nation with the food we eat.