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UTSA Dreamers Resource Center

The  Dreamers Resource Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio offers assistance to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other undocumented students attending the university. 

Fronteras spoke to Courtney Balderas-Jacob, interim program manager for the Dreamer Resource Center, and Jaciel Castro, a student regent with the University of Texas System Board of Regents and graduate student at the UTSA College of Business.  Castro is a former dreamer who is applying for U.S. citizenship. 


H. Drew Galloway

On this episode of Fronteras:

  • Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio look to address the needs of undocumented students.
  • San Antonio students find support at UTSA’s Dreamers Resource Center, which provides assistance to undocumented students (3:12).
  • Asylum seekers are being denied their legal rights at U.S. detention centers (13:35).
  • Thousands of refugees take advantage of a legal loophole to cross the northern border from the U.S. to Canada (16:32).


Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at UTSA Jan. 25, 2018.
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As a Latina who grew up in a housing project in New York City, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has seen a lot of firsts. She was the first in her family to go to college, and the first Hispanic named to the highest judicial bench in the country.

Thursday, she visited the University of Texas at San Antonio and answered questions from a student body that can see themselves reflected in her. Many UTSA students are also the first in their family to go to college, and many students are also Hispanic.


Joey Palacios / Texas

The University of Texas at San Antonio is providing a new office for undocumented students to learn what academic resources are available to them as they attend the school. It’s the first of its kind in Texas.


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Academic, military and medical institutions announced their plans to re-open on Wednesday following Tuesday's ice storm, pending further weather developments.

UTSA graduate student Daniela Salinas poses for a portrait in the nursery of La Trinidad United Methodist Church Jan. 5, 2018. As president of Students Raising Children Salinas helped launch a child care program at the church.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

When the spring semester starts Monday at the University of Texas at San Antonio, child care will be available for parents taking evening courses at its downtown campus.

It’s a day student parents on campus have been working towards for three years.

Carson Frame / TPR News

A group of seniors at the University of Texas at San Antonio unveiled their video game projects to an audience of disabled veterans on Thursday.


TEXAS grants are awarded to students  with financial need attending public universities like UTSA.
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As students at The University of Texas at San Antonio cram for finals week, Taylor Eighmy is preparing for a test of his own: the launch of a major initiative to expand the university’s downtown campus


A screen grab of a photo of the banner displayed at the University of Texas-San Antonio campus.
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A banner proclaiming “America is our birthright” and referencing “blood and soil” was displayed on the main campus of the University of Texas-San Antonio last week.

Courtesy photo / University Texas San Antonio

The University of Texas San Antonio held its fifth annual Innovation Awards Wednesday. The 34 awards celebrated professors who have received patents and revenue from their research, the director of the Commercialization and Technology Transfer Office Christine Burke said.


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