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Golden State Annex: Impacted Communities and Immigration Enforcement Trends

In September 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using Golden State Annex, a former state prison located in McFarland, California as an expansion of the Mesa Verde Detention Facility.

Centro Legal de la Raza and the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice have analyzed the impact on communities and enforcement trends of this expansion from September, 2020 to the end of March, 2021.

Read the report here

A prominent trend identified in this report is that former residents from the city of Los Angeles, California, are more likely to be incarcerated at the facility than any other city or county identified, as seen in the interactive map below:

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