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Jose Bello speaks out about his time in ICE detention

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

October 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student and activist Jose Bello visited campus to share his story of detention and arrests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with an eager classroom. Bello, a pre-law student and business major, was first detained by ICE in May of 2018.  Just hours after his arrest, BC students and faculty rallied around him in support.  Representative...

Taxpayers may be liable for $200 million in damages for alleged abuse of migrant children

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

September 4, 2019

After reviewing 38 legal claims, The Associated Press found that taxpayers could be liable “for more than $200 million in damages from parents who said their children were harmed while in government custody.” Several of those claims allege sexual abuse by other children in government care. Children who travel to the United States alone or are separated from their...

Congressman Cox Visits BC

Congressman Cox Visits BC

August 28, 2019

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) welcomed congressman TJ Cox to speak at the Levan Center, August 28. This is the first...

Helping end isolation in detention one immigrant at a time

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

December 5, 2018

    The Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants (KWESI) is a nonprofit organization under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kern County. Their volunteers visit immigrants detained at the Mesa Verde detention facility in downtown Bakersfield. Their goal is to end the isolation of immigrants in detention by visiting, providing emotio...

United Farm Workers Foundation hosts workshop to inform on immigration rights

Hector Martinez, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW Foundation), a nonprofit organization that works to give access to legal status for immigrant workers, had a “Know Your Rights” workshop inside the Collins Conference Center on Oct. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The objective of the workshop was to further explain immigrational rights for those if anyone ever encounters an immigration...

Emmanuel Lutheran Church holds forum about immigration in Kern County

Emmanuel Lutheran Church holds forum about immigration in Kern County

October 11, 2018

As part of the Kern County’s One Book Project’s topic about incarceration, a forum about the Mesa Verde immigration detention center took place at...

BC Student Detained by ICE

BC Student Detained by ICE

May 23, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty gathered at Bakersfield College to demonstrate support for a B.C. student who was arrested by immigration officials early ...

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

Speaker targets immigration

Speaker targets immigration

March 14, 2013

Associate professor of American Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Nicole...

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