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(May 20, 2013) -- UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News invite the public to attend a town hall discussion on immigration reform from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 23 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Rogelio Saenz, dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy, will offer brief introductory remarks at the event, which will be moderated by San Antonio Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia. Discussion will focus on the pending federal immigration legislation and its implications for South Texas and the border region.

Panelists will include:

  • Rene Zenteno, who will join the UTSA Department of Demography faculty in the fall after serving as the undersecretary of population, migration and religious affairs in the Mexico Ministry of the Interior;
  • Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president emerita;
  • Jeff Judson, senior vice president of the San Antonio Tea Party and a senior fellow with the Heartland Institute;
  • Juan R. Gonzalez, an attorney with expertise in immigration and nationality law, including deportation defense

Free event parking will be available in UTSA lot D-3 under Interstate 35.

Read the San Antonio Express-News Editorial page to learn more about the immigration reform debate, or follow @utsa to join the town hall discussion on Twitter.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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