Protesters rally against the mistreatment of undocumented immigrants in Kern County courts

ACLU believes courts should be "safe zones"

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Protesters lined the streets of downtown Bakersfield to rally against the way undocumented immigrants are being treated in court, Friday. 

Leaders with the American Civil Liberties Union said that immigrants are go into Kern County courtrooms for every day tasks, such as, paying parking fines and end up being deported. 

One woman that spoke to 23ABC said that she doesn't know if she will ever get to see her husband again. 

"They arrested him in front of my daughter, and she walked over to him and he started crying, because it was the last time he would ever see us again," said Rosario Hernandez of Bakersfield.

Rosario thought she was taking an everyday trip to the local courthouse with her boyfriend and daughter, to pay a parking fine. The day ended up with her family being ripped apart.

Protesters said that local courtrooms are being turned into hunting grounds for immigration enforcement officers. 

 

 

 

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