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The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center, as one of the first Dreamer Centers in Texas, has been featured in many publications and media outlets. You can see related articles and press releases about our initiatives below.

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UTSA Center Marking One Year Helping Undocumented Students

The center was established in 2018 as part of the UTSA Presidential Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion. It opened to educate students and community members about the needs of undocumented students and provide services.

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FRONTERAS EXTRA: Dreamers 'Don’t Have To...Cure Cancer To Be Worthy Of An Education'

The Dreamers Resource Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2018 to assist undocumented students with their academic needs and to serve as a campus and community advocate. The center’s assistant director Courtney Balderas-Jacob estimated about 300 to 500 undocumented students attend UTSA, but “we don’t track our Dreamers in any specific way.”

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Fronteras: UTSA Dreamers Center Advocates For Undocumented Students; 10K Yrs Of San Antonio History

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, is paying attention to their undocumented student population and helping them achieve higher education through their Dreamers Resource Center (00:17).

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UTSA celebra exito de centro de ayuda para-dreamers


Fronteras: UTSA Center For Dreamers; Refugees Head To Canada; & Asylum Seekers Denied Rights In US

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).

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EAB Daily Briefing View the Archives Print Today's Stories This university opened a Dreamers Resource Center. Here's their advice for other colleges.

On January 22nd, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) opened its Dreamers Resource Center—an office dedicated to supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients on campus.

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"Valoramos mucho a los estudiantes con DACA": universidad texana abre centro para apoyar a dreamers

La Universidad de Texas en San Antonio asistirá con servicios legales, financieros y emocionales a beneficiarios del programa DACA y a otros estudiantes indocumentados. Es el primer centro de asistencia de este tipo en el estado.

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UTSA Launches Dreamers Resource Center For Undocumented Students

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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UTSA opens Dreamers Resource Center

SAN ANTONIO — As the March deadline approaches for ending or extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, The University of Texas San Antonio wants to make sure its students have the support they need.

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UTSA Opens Resource Center for Students with DACA Status

As Congress moves closer to the looming March 5 end date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program set by President Trump, the University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicating resources to help prepare undocumented students with DACA status (often called "Dreamers") for the unknown.

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UTSA abre centro de ayuda para soñadores


UTSA to open resource center aimed at helping Dreamers

SAN ANTONIO - The political battle happening in Congress has a lot to do with differing opinions on how to deal with DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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One year in UTSA Dreamers Resource Center is Helping Students Succeed

The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center, established as part of the UTSA Presidential Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion, is celebrating a special milestone. Today marks one year since the center opened to educate the campus and community members about the needs of undocumented students, provide support services to help Dreamers achieve academic and personal success, and serve as a campus and community advocate.
Located in the UTSA Student Union within the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion (SU 2.01.04) on the Main Campus, the Dreamers Resource Center has made a positive impact on dozens of students over the last year. Its staff has regularly engaged with students in one-on-one advising sessions, eased access to legal services via partnerships with local non-profit agencies, participated in outreach efforts to spread awareness of its services and assisted prospective students in the admissions and financial aid processes.

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UTSA's new Dreamers Center clearing confusion, promotes inclusion

President Trump on Thursday announced for the very first time that he's open to giving some Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients, or "Dreamers," an eventual path to citizenship.

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University of Texas at San Antonio Opens On Campus DACA Center

The Trump Administration announced the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) last year, the program that allows children who came to the U.S. as undocumented immigrants, to remain in the country legally.

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One year in, UTSA Dreamers Resource Center is helping students succeed

The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center, established as part of UTSA Presidential Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion, is celebrating a special milestone. Today marks one year since the center opened to educate campus and community members about the needs of undocumented students, provide support services to help Dreamers achieve academic and personal success, and serve as a campus and community advocate.

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UTSA opens new Dreamers Center to meet growing needs of DACA students

n Monday, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will open a new Dreamers Center to provide support to the university’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients and other undocumented students. The center represents a physical expansion of the Dreamers Resource Center website that launched last September, soon after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA.

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UTSA reaffirms commitment to DACA students post U.S. Supreme Court action this week

UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven issued a statement today following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline hearing the administration’s appeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. McRaven affirmed support of DACA students across all UT institutions.

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UTSA responds to federal government’s decision to end DACA

UTSA President Taylor Eighmy today responded to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), assuring UTSA students of the university’s full commitment to their privacy, their rights and their goal to get a top quality education.

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UTSA launches Dreamers Resource Center website

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has launched a Dreamers Resource Center website, which comprises all the university’s available resources to assist and support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients and other undocumented students.

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University provides May update on strategic initiatives

In an email sent today to UTSA faculty and staff, President Taylor Eighmy provided updates on presidential, strategic, tactical and operational initiatives underway to support UTSA’s strategic vision.

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UTSA student to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Andrea Ramos Fernandez, a student leader and a strong advocate of immigrant rights, was instrumental in helping UTSA establish its Dreamers Resource Center. This fall, she’ll take those leadership skills to Washington, D.C. The UTSA senior has been selected to participate in the highly competitive internship in the Congressional Internship Program with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).

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She’s wishing for a secure place out of the shadows

If you live in Texas, there is a good chance you know someone like me.

My mother brought me to the United States when I was 8 because of a lack of jobs and security in Mexico City. I’ve grown up an American, pledging allegiance to our flag and doing my best to succeed in school.

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Dreamers Resource Center celebrates one year anniversary

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 Dreamer students. Following the shocking announcement, UTSA President Taylor Eighmy sent out an email ensuring all DACA students that they would remain protected by UTSA.

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Status on the Dreamers Center

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 Inclusion (SCCEI), provides Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with resources needed to navigate through college life and information that is more relevant to them.

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Dreamer’s Center’ opens on main, downtown campus

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 that proposed the Dreamer’s Center, said the momentum started with a small group of immigrants meeting in an apartment.

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