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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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Education

Get DACA, Pursue Your Dream Job

Posted January 26, 2016 by We'Ced

In order to enroll in the liberal studies program at her college, Meza needed a social security number, something she did not have because she was undocumented. To work with children, she had to pass a background check and get her fingerprints scanned. Knowing she could do neither, she feared she would not be able to graduate.

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Latest ICE Raids Spark Fear Among Families in Merced

Posted January 16, 2016 by We'Ced

“I’m just working and trying to have a better quality of life for my family here and in Mexico,” explained Graciela’s husband. The 42-year-old came to the United States 15 years ago. The sole breadwinner in the family, he commutes daily to work in the Bay Area.

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‘Know your Rights’ En Español

Posted January 16, 2016 by We'Ced

We’Ced En Español presents: Conozca sus Derechos! In an effort to keep our communities safe and informed, We’Ced Youth Media has partnered with local Immigration Attorney Carolina Castañeda to publish a ‘Know your Rights’ guide in Spanish. The guide relates important information and actions to take during the event of an ICE raid.   CONOZCA SUS […]

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Republicans Keep Fueling the Fire For Latino Voters

Posted October 13, 2015 by We'Ced

While some Republicans like Donald Trump call for mass deportations, the Democratic side has taken much more favorable stances towards immigration reform.

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