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    Imm. Reform -- Hunger Strike Reveals New Civil Rights Generation

    Nov 26, 2013

    Alfredo Camacho

    Immigration reform supporters including Andres Chavez, the grandson of the late Cesar E. Chavez, kicked off the national ‘Fast for Families’ campaign with a 24-hour hunger strike in downtown Bakersfield. Despite a politically conservative climate, Kern County has seen a new generation of activists, picking up the torch for civil rights.
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    Imm. Reform -- Hunger Strike Reveals New Civil Rights Generation

    Nov 26, 2013

    Alfredo Camacho

    Immigration reform supporters including Andres Chavez, the grandson of the late Cesar E. Chavez, kicked off the national ‘Fast for Families’ campaign with a 24-hour hunger strike in downtown Bakersfield. Despite a politically conservative climate, Kern County has seen a new generation of activists, picking up the torch for civil rights.
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    Women Stage Sit-In, Call for McCarthy to Move On Immigration Reform

    Nov 13, 2013

    Alfredo Camacho

    The Central Valley became ground zero in the struggle for immigrant rights last week, when a coalition of women activists demonstrated outside of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office in downtown Bakersfield to take part in an act of civil disobedience to demand federal immigration reform and an end to deportations.
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    Women Immigration Protest

    Women Stage Sit-In, Call for McCarthy to Move On Immigration Reform

    Nov 13, 2013

    Alfredo Camacho

    The Central Valley became ground zero in the struggle for immigrant rights last week, when a coalition of women activists demonstrated outside of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office in downtown Bakersfield to take part in an act of civil disobedience to demand federal immigration reform and an end to deportations.
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    Children Have Unique Immigration Experience

    Oct 15, 2013

    Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix

    By the time Alma Torres turned 12, her family decided to leave their small ranch in Michoacan, Mexico to live in King City, California. For a 12-year old, moving to a new city is hard enough: a new city, new people, and a new school. But for Torres, moving to King City meant a new country, a new language, a new culture completely.
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    Children Have Unique Immigration Experience

    Oct 15, 2013

    Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix

    By the time Alma Torres turned 12, her family decided to leave their small ranch in Michoacan, Mexico to live in King City, California. For a 12-year old, moving to a new city is hard enough: a new city, new people, and a new school. But for Torres, moving to King City meant a new country, a new language, a new culture completely.
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    Why Aren't More Immigrants Applying for DACA?

    Oct 01, 2013

    Nancy Lopez

    Nearly fifteen months after the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply -- and the $500 application fee is one reason why.
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    Why Aren't More Immigrants Applying for DACA?

    Oct 01, 2013

    Nancy Lopez

    Nearly fifteen months after the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply -- and the $500 application fee is one reason why.
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    My Sister’s Story: ‘Broken’ Taillight Leads to Deportation

    Sep 30, 2013

    Anonymous

    When my sister received a ticket a broken taillight – one she hadn’t thought was broken – our family didn’t give it much thought. Little did we know then that the ticket would lead to her being handcuffed at the Kern County courthouse, and deported.
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    My Sister’s Story: ‘Broken’ Taillight Leads to Deportation

    Sep 30, 2013

    Anonymous

    When my sister received a ticket a broken taillight – one she hadn’t thought was broken – our family didn’t give it much thought. Little did we know then that the ticket would lead to her being handcuffed at the Kern County courthouse, and deported.
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    63-Year-Old CSUB Professor Walks 285 Miles for his DREAMER Students

    Sep 17, 2013

    Daniel Jimenez

    On Labor Day, thousands of activists came together in Bakersfield to welcome 15 individuals, who walked 285 miles in 21 days from Sacramento to Bakersfield to advocate for immigration reform for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country.
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    63-Year-Old CSUB Professor Walks 285 Miles for his DREAMER Students

    Sep 17, 2013

    Daniel Jimenez

    On Labor Day, thousands of activists came together in Bakersfield to welcome 15 individuals, who walked 285 miles in 21 days from Sacramento to Bakersfield to advocate for immigration reform for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country.
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    Gay Marriage: What it Means for Immigrants in Long Beach

    Jul 09, 2013

    Michael Lozano

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same-sex couples to marry in many states throughout the country. While many immediately took to the streets to celebrate, some were left asking, “What does that mean for immigrants looking for long-term plans to live in the U.S.?”
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    Gay Marriage: What it Means for Immigrants in Long Beach

    Jul 09, 2013

    Michael Lozano

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same-sex couples to marry in many states throughout the country. While many immediately took to the streets to celebrate, some were left asking, “What does that mean for immigrants looking for long-term plans to live in the U.S.?”
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    Protesters Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees

    May 15, 2013

    Donny Lumpkins and Peter Schurmann

    At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawyers. While the high rates are a cash cow for the prison, for detainees they have become a major hurdle to staying in touch with the outside.
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    Protesters Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees

    May 15, 2013

    Donny Lumpkins and Peter Schurmann

    At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawyers. While the high rates are a cash cow for the prison, for detainees they have become a major hurdle to staying in touch with the outside.
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