Posts Tagged as "ICE"

Immigrant rights advocates gather for vigil for detainee who died in Mesa Verde, demand investigation of private immigration facilities

May 22, 2020 / By
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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. 

Women detainees suddenly released from Mesa Verde find relief through safety network

May 19, 2020 / By
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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

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.

COMMENTARY: My safe place will be taken away from me if McFarland city officials grant GEO’s appeal

April 21, 2020 / By
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BY AIMEE

McFarland city officials have decided to give GEO Group another chance this week to bring in immigration detention facilities to my hometown.

McFarland residents protest city council’s decision to hold GEO appeal hearing during pandemic

April 20, 2020 / By
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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. 

OUR VIEW: Time to protect our ‘essential’ farmworkers and not double up on oppressing them

April 20, 2020 / By
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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. 

Jose Bello bailed out by NFL players, ACLU says

August 13, 2019 / By
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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.

‘If they don’t want it, I won’t force it’: Delano Police Chief said he plans to advise city council against license plate reading technology

July 1, 2019 / By
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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.