Undocumented children eligible for full Medi-Cal Benefits in Merced County

Highlights People up to age 19 can enroll for full-scope health benefits as of Monday About 1,600 undocumented children in Merced County received restricted benefits prior to change State funds will cover majority of expansion costs   BY MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsun-star.com As of Monday, people under age 19 are now eligible to apply for full-scope…

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UC Merced Conference to Offer Guidance to Immigrant Grad School Hopefuls

Highlights Statewide conference to provide graduate school information and tips to undocumented students At ‘UndocuGrads,’ students hope to find answers on how to afford advanced education UC Merced has highest percentage of undocumented students in UC system BY ANA B. IBARRA aibarra@mercedsunstar.com  Undocumented students seeking guidance for graduate school will have the opportunity to have…

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Merced Organizing Project: Locals weigh in on Obama’s new immigration action

A blur of mixed feelings. That’s how Merced County immigration advocates and members of mixed status families would best describe their reaction to President Barack Obama’s executive order that promises to shield more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. For Adriana Meza, 23, Obama’s announcement on Thursday night lifted a big weight off her…

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