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Election 2020: Immigration must become a priority for candidates

Illustration by Amber Chin

Marina Cruz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, an issue that hasn’t been fully discussed by the two candidates is immigration reform, and particularly the role of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As we saw in the recent presidential and vice presidential debates, both parties never tou...

UTSA commits to offer in-person courses for new international students so they can live in the U.S. in fall

The Rowdy statute standing in front of the Multidisciplinary Studies Building. New international students at American universities will not be allowed to stay in the U.S. during the fall, according to DHS, if they are taking all online classes.

Josh Peck, News Editor

August 9, 2020

UTSA will ensure that all new international students in Fall 2020 will have a partially in-person course load so they remain eligible to enter the U.S., according to a university spokesperson.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescinded previous guidelines that would have denied all interna...

Border Control just got shadier

Border Control just got shadier

Dawson Fagan, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The Trump administration has designated Customs and Border Patrol as a “security agency,” a new classification that exempts CBP from the Office of Personnel Management’s disclosure policy and allows them to redact information in Freedom of Information Act requests. CBP now has augmented secrecy privi...

The commuter’s dilemma

Illustration by Emmanuelle Maher

Editorial Board

November 20, 2019

For many students, the long commutes to campus became even longer on Nov. 12, as a result of icy roads and vehicle accidents across the city, including at least 14 reported accidents along Loop 1604. Early that morning, SAPD released a list of road closures, which included parts of Highway 151, IH-10...

Abolish ICE

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Justice Lovin

April 10, 2018

On March 13, the temporary injunction against Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) ended and a modified version of the law went into effect. While immigrant rights, civil rights and humanitarian groups will continue to fight the law in court, the harm being done by the law in the meantime demonstrates the need for ...

Unauthorized poster promotes division in university community

This poster was found taped on the enterance of the GSR building.
ICE confirmed the posters were not posted by their agency. File Photo/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

November 29, 2017

A poster instructing people to “Keep employers accountable. Put American workers and lives first. Report illegal activity,” was taped on the UTSA Graduate School and Research Building (GSR) entrance in November. The paper included an official phone number and web address for the U.S. Immigration...

UTSA is not a sanctuary campus

Graphic by Chase Otero, The Paisano

Ben Shirani

August 30, 2017

Sanctuary campuses are universities which abide by similar rules as sanctuary cities; on sanctuary campuses, students rights are prioritized over the desire of federal agencies like ICE to query the immigration status of detainees. The “#SanctuaryCampus” campaign is in large part a result of the eff...

Salazar talks sanctuary status

Photo Courtesy of Robin Cresswell, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Samuel De Leon

March 29, 2017

On Tuesday March 21, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar informed students and faculty about current issues  in the Sheriff’s Department, including the sanctuary city status. Salazar said that San Antonio is choosing to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the detaining of unlawf...