292018Jun

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,…

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12017Nov

Health advocates in Merced remain hopeful of getting green light in the future for proposed healthcare program

BY MARÍA G. ORTIZ-BRIONES | mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com After Merced County board of supervisors voted against a proposed healthcare program in the county that would have provided access to healthcare services to all residents, regardless of immigration status, health advocates and community members remain very hopeful. “Local health advocates, residents and, Merced Building Healthy Communities remain committed to…

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232017Oct

After County Votes Down Healthcare Program Community Is Still Hopeful

A proposed health care program in Merced County would allow all residents to access healthcare services, regardless of immigration status Merced, CA – On a three to two vote, Merced County Supervisors voted down the development of a county healthcare program for everyone in Merced County, regardless of immigration status (including the undocumented population).  This…

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