Watch: Merced County veteran, supporters talk about court victory in fight against deportation

Joaquin Antonio Sotelo, a Merced County, California, Navy veteran facing deportation by ICE agents, won his right to stay in the US after District Attorney prosecutors worked out a deal with his attorneys.
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Joaquin Antonio Sotelo, a Merced County, California, Navy veteran facing deportation by ICE agents, won his right to stay in the US after District Attorney prosecutors worked out a deal with his attorneys.

Vikaas Shanker is a news reporter covering education and courts for the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos Enterprise. He also is a data fellow of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. A Chicago area native and University of Kansas graduate, he has been reporting in Merced County since 2016.