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UTSA College of Public Policy hosts Sept 4 immigration reform forum

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(Sept. 3, 2013) -- U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the UTSA College of Public Policy will host an immigration reform forum with leaders from San Antonio's business, advocacy and faith communities, all working to overhaul our broken immigration system. The forum will be 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Frio Street Building Room 1.402 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

"Together we must continue sending a message that keeping families together and offering hard-working immigrants a path to citizenship is a priority," said Doggett. "The time is now for fair and comprehensive reform."

Panelists include:

  • Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO officer emerita
  • Juan Gonzalez, immigration attorney
  • Maria Guadalupe Valdez, C.O.P.S./Metro Alliance
  • Olga Kauffman, RITA/TOP
  • Jaime Martinez, Cesar Chavez Legacy Foundation
  • Patricia Pliego Stout, CEO/president, Alamo Travel Agency
  • Harriett Romo, director, UTSA Mexico Center
  • Sandra Sandoval, DACA recipient, San Antonio Immigrant Youth Movement
  • Ramiro Cavazos, president/CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber (invited)

>> To attend the free forum, register by emailing Mark Reyna or call 210-704-1080. Read more on the Immigration Reform Forum Facebook page.

 

 

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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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UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
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Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
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