Watch Merced County Navy vet talk about fight to remain in US

A Newman man from Los Banos and US Navy veteran facing ICE deportation testified that his embattled former Merced County attorney Dominic Falasco misled him on a felony conviction that led to immigration troubles.
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A Newman man from Los Banos and US Navy veteran facing ICE deportation testified that his embattled former Merced County attorney Dominic Falasco misled him on a felony conviction that led to immigration troubles.

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.