Merced County residents rally on national day of support for undocumented immigrants

BY VIKAAS SHANKER | vshanker@mercedsunstar.com More than 100 Merced County residents on Saturday called for the reunification of immigrant parents separated from their children during a march and rally in Merced. Joining with hundreds of thousands of protesters across the nation Saturday, advocates, local community organizations and faith leaders called on lawmakers to oppose President Donald…

Read More

Merced County residents join in ‘call to action’ against immigrant family separation

BY VIKAAS SHANKER | vshanker@mercedsunstar.com A group of San Joaquin Valley residents went to the U.S.-Mexican border last week to examine a detention center for undocumented immigrants and shared their experiences listening to the “cries of immigrant parents” for their separated children. At a news conference on Friday in front of the Merced County Administration Building,…

Read More

Is your drinking water clean in Merced County? Advocates say rural residents at risk

BY THADDEUS MILLER | tmiller@mercedsun-star.com May 11, 2018 04:30 PM Dos Palos student Ace Mejia Sanchez doesn’t know where the drinking fountains are located at her school. Why would she? Nobody uses them. The 17-year-old said she’s been taught all her life not to drink from the tap, and instead sip bottled water. “I thought it…

Read More