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Politics

We’Ced Weighs In: Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Posted January 31, 2017 by We'Ced

The future is very dark for America thanks to Trump. In less than five days he has made 12 executive orders that will continue to have devastating effects on most of the country.

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Education

Amid Fears of Trump, Undocumented Students at UC Merced Find Courage to Speak Out

Posted December 1, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

“I think a lot of people don’t really know what DACA is. People think [Trump] can’t really do anything about it, but they don’t really understand the difference between an executive order and the law,” she said. “He can literally just take that piece of paper and throw it in the trash and that will be it. It won’t mean anything anymore.”

Fear of a Trump presidency is in fact prompting many to shy away from applying for the program or from renewing their paperwork out of fear their information will be used by the government to initiate deportation proceedings against them.

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Entertainment

Reality in Fiction: Q&A with the Director and Cast of Lupe Bajo el Sol

Posted October 21, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

This weekend documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes will premiere his film “Lupe Bajo el Sol (Lupe Under the Sun)” to a hometown audience in Merced. Inspired by tales of his own grandfather’s life as a migrant farmworker, the movie tells the story of an aging agricultural worker living in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Merced County residents and real-life couple Daniel and Ana Muratalla star as ‘Lupe’ and his onscreen girlfriend ‘Gloria.

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Family

Immigrants Encouraged to ‘Take Action’ — Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

Posted March 9, 2016 by We'Ced

Obama’s expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and launch of a new program for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), could provide millions of undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation and access to work permits.

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Family

DACA Gives Korean Immigrant a ‘Shot in the Arm’

Posted March 1, 2016 by We'Ced

Cheong had graduated at the top of his class in Baltimore, but here in the Bay Area, college after college turned down his application for in-state tuition. He finally enrolled in De Anza Community College in Cupertino, working part-time as a cashier in local restaurants to help with tuition. The college fees, he said, were not exactly affordable, but they were “manageable.” His father’s salary as a pastor at a small South Bay Korean church, and his mother’s job as an announcer at a Korean radio station barely covered his tuition.

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