The Paisano

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...

Keep students safe with sanctuary status

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Editorial staff

January 12, 2017

“Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities. I will cut funding for any state campus if it establishes sanctuary status. #tcot” Governor Greg Abbott’s threat in Dec. 2016 to cut funding from any public campus that declares itself as a 'sanctuary campus' represents a danger to th...

Students petition UTSA to become ‘sanctuary campus’

Gaige Davila

November 30, 2016

The Immigrant Youth Leadership organization (IYL) has created a petition to establish UTSA as a ‘sanctuary campus’. A ‘sanctuary campus’ is loosely defined as a college or university that does not voluntarily assist in deportation efforts with federal authorities. The petition, addres...