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Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, took the podium in his “People First” rally in Hemisfair Park on April 10. The counter-rally originated in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of an...

The significance of Cesar E. Chavez

Josh Peck

April 9, 2019

During the last weekend of March, I participated for the first time in the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice here in San Antonio. It was the 23rd annual march of its kind, but it was the first time I’d even heard about it in the eight years I’ve lived in San Antonio. UTSA sent a coalition out to...

Ending birthright citizenship

Arnulfo Caballero

November 29, 2018

President Donald Trump stated his plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship, the 14th Amendment right that anyone born in this country is granted citizenship regardless of national affiliation. The 14th Amendment, which gave freed slaves citizenship after the Civil War, has been a s...

Deep Roots: An intersection of Borders

Deep Roots: An intersection of Borders

Rudy Sanchez

October 2, 2018

A review of UTSA’s latest art exhibition The latest exhibition in the UTSA Main Arts Gallery is unapologetically human. Deep Roots: An Intersection of Borders is a candid and insightful look into the cultural groups affected by colonialism, racism and bigotry. Curated by Chris Davila and Liz Paris, the event displays deeply pers...

Abolish ICE

Abolish ICE

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 ...

Dreamer’s Center’ opens on main, downtown campus

Dreamer’s Center’ opens on main, downtown campus

Heather Montoya

February 6, 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...

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 is not a sanctuary campus

UTSA is not a sanctuary campus

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...

Satire: Sheriff Arpaio, ‘America’s toughest sheriff ’

Satire: Sheriff Arpaio, ‘America’s toughest sheriff ’

Cade Brashear

August 30, 2017

President Trump has delivered on few promises spoken on the campaign trail and in his short yet glorious tenure as our Commander in Chief, but on Friday he has finally come through. President Trump has officially pardoned one of his earliest, outspoken and patriotic supporters - ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, clear...

Salazar talks sanctuary status

Salazar talks sanctuary status

Samuel De Leon

March 28, 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...

UTSA community responds to ICE raids

Brianna Orta

March 28, 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...

Discuss and demonstrate

Discuss and demonstrate

Samuel De Leon

February 8, 2017

The first week of the executive order limiting immigration from seven countries has passed, and the transition is anything but smooth. From the protests at UTSA to Federal Judge James Robart’s decree of unconstitutionality, the order has faced opposition. The ban is responsible for the suspension ...