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Students show support for DACA

Protestors support DACA inside John Peace Library. Photo courtesy of John Dye

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal...

Dreamers Resource Center celebrates one year anniversary

Dr. Eighmy and students pose in front of center.

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 6, 2019

The Dreamers Resource Center at UTSA celebrated its one year anniversary on Jan 20. Following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection status, many schools took to implementing and establishing resource centers for their Dre...

Status on the Dreamers Center

The logo of Student Center of Community Engagemement and Inclusion

Heather Montoya

August 30, 2018

Plans promote continual improvement for student services UTSA’s Dreamers Resource Center was opened for operations on Jan. 22 as part of one of President Eighmy’s initiatives aimed toward improving inclusion on campus. The center, housed within the Student Center of Community Engagement and Inclus...

Starting the school year strong

The Paisano is a self-supported, weekly newspaper run by UTSA students. In more than 30 years of publication, The Paisano has won numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and was a Gold Medalist in 2000.

Lloyd Doggett

August 21, 2018

Whether you’re just learning your way around the campus or embracing your last year, it is clear that we need educated leaders like you to help govern our community, now more than ever. WORKING FOR YOU Many Roadrunners continue to contact me in support of net neutrality.  I strongly agree. With a complete disregard ...

Our words matter

Graphic courtesy of Samantha Ceballos/The Paisano

Samantha Ceballos

March 29, 2018

Empowerment is for everyone. No one person or group should be treated as though they do not deserve to succeed or move up in the world. We are all worthy of feeling empowered because we all matter. Empowerment is not meant to isolate certain groups while making others feel more powerful. Our words...

Dreamer’s Center’ opens on main, downtown campus

The entrance to the Dreamer’s Resource Center.
Courtesy of Heather Montoya/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

February 7, 2018

UTSA’s Dreamer’s Resource Center, housed within the Student Center of Community Engagement and Inclusion (SCCEI), began operation Jan. 22. The center is part of one of President Taylor Eighmy’s priority initiatives. Emmanuel Quiroz, a senior communication major, who was a member of the committee...


Creative Commons

Lizvette Hernandez

February 7, 2018

The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley will be compromised if the construction of President Donald Trump’s notorious border wall begins. Santa Ana is the home to over 400 bird species, 450 different plants, half of all butterfly species in North America and rare species such as the...

We can make a difference

Lizvette Hernandez

September 27, 2017

I believe anyone can make a difference. Sadly, not other freshmen feel that way, and even if they do there’s a difference between wanting to make a change and believing it is possible. My last year in high school went smoothly. I found my calling. I wasn’t lost like others about to break off into ...

Undocumented student writes letter to UTSA president Eighmy

Taylor Zamora

September 20, 2017

Senior communication major Emmanuel Quiroz wanted to know if he and other DACA students could count on the new UTSA president to support them. So, Quiroz asked Eighmy that question in a letter sent on Sept. 4. “I am not asking you to take a political stance on this issue. I am asking you to stand...

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

Gaige Davila

September 13, 2017

President Trump, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced his plans to end the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving congress six months to propose a replacement. The program protected some of the 800,000 people brought illegally to the United States as children. F...

UTSA community responds to ICE raids

Brianna Orta

March 29, 2017

The Trump administration implemented new immigration rules that have drastically impacted communities across the country. “The ICE rounding up and deporting people, splitting up families and detaining children is sickening,” Dr. Marco Cervantes, associate professor of Mexican-American studies sai...

Immigrant Youth Leadership

UTSA has the second largest number of DACA college students in the nation.

Carlos Aguilar

March 2, 2017

Undocumented students require additional accommodations to successfully navigate the educational system in the United States. While programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)–an executive order that provides temporary relief from deportation and the ability to work legally ...