Posts Tagged as "Immigration"

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. 

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. 

CSUB to offer free immigration legal services to students

September 5, 2019 / By
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Cal State Bakersfield, along with 20 other CSU campuses, is providing free immigration legal services to students and university employees, the California State University announced Thursday.

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.

‘We can fight back:’ Community comes together to learn how to tackle issues undocumented immigrants face in Kern County

October 18, 2018 / By
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When an immigration officer conducts a warrantless arrest, it’s usually because the person has said too much or wasn’t aware of their rights.

Crowd gathers to protest rumored expansion of Mesa Verde Detention Facility

October 3, 2018 / By
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By Alejandra Alberto

“La gente unida, jamás será vencida,” — the united people will never be defeated — shouted a crowd gathered at Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to protest against rumors to expand the center.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist coming to Bakersfield to discuss immigration and journalism

September 19, 2018 / By
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is coming to Bakersfield next month to discuss her experiences reporting on immigration and journalism.

Alejandra Alberto, South Kern Sol reporter, discusses the experiences of local undocumented youth on In the 661

April 10, 2018 / By
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South Kern Sol youth reporter, Alejandra Alberto, shares the story she wrote about DACA students and her experience reporting on this issue.

Lorena Lara talks about Faith in the Valley Kern’s efforts to protect undocumented youth on In the 661

April 9, 2018 / By
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Lorena Lara from Faith in the Valley Kern talks about what her organization is doing to protect undocumented youth in this segment of In the 661!