Criminal trespass charges have been dropped against 13 of the 16 supporters of the DREAM Act who were arrested after a protest at the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a defense attorney said Friday.The 16 protesters, including former San Antonio Councilwoman Mara Berriozabal, were arrested Nov. 29 following a peaceful sit-in at Hutchison’s Port of San Antonio offices.They were demanding to speak to the senator, a Texas Republican who could have been a key swing vote in the Senate to pass the immigration legislation.
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With cheers and tears, students from the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated passage of the DREAM Act in the House, a vote that resounded from Washington as community leaders met here to plan for the future in SA2020.Many of the UTSA students who have been on a hunger strike since Nov. 10 to push for the legislation were attending the community meeting that Mayor Julian Castro hosted at St. Mary's University.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 8 2010 - 8:48am
For over a month, students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have followed in Mahatma Gandhi’s footprints, drinking only juice or water in a hunger strike to give legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States when they were children. The hunger strike to enact the so-called DREAM Act has gained national attention and has become a passionate issue for those who say undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors now face deportation and can’t get jobs even if they obtain a university degree.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Nov 30 2010 - 2:26pm
Most of the protesters, students and supporters of the Dream Act were freed Tuesday after their arrest on criminal trespassing charges for refusing to leave the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.The 16 arrested protestors, including former City Councilwoman Maria Berriozabal and Methodist Minister Lorenza Andrade Smith, were demanding to speak to the senator and wanted her support for the DREAM Act.The act would give citizenship to immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were minors if they finished two years of college or military service.
Written by Susana on Nov 24 2010 - 2:06pm
By some measures, San Antonio is the greenest city in Texas, and it’s not too shabby in the technology department either.The Alamo City has Rackspace, the world’s – yes, world’s - largest web hosting company, hiring more than 2,500 employees.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 11 2010 - 6:13pm
The Texas Drought Project, the SEED Coalition and the Council on American Islamic Relations, organized a Forum on Climate Justice Nov. 11, featuring populist author and radio host Jim Hightower and international experts on climate justice issues.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Nov 4 2010 - 12:44pm
Veterans' Day will be observed Thursday, Nov. 11, and there are several events happening in San Antonio to honor our veterans.If you are attending any of them, make sure to send us your photos and video! Or, if you have any events to add to the list below (we're sure there's more!), please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mentioning it in the comment field to the right of this story.
Written by Pak Lai on Oct 21 2010 - 2:32pm
The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, Our Lady of the Lake University students, in collaboration with The White Ribbon Campaign and the Fatherhood Campaign, held the first ever Stop the Violence Men's Rally on Oct. 18 at Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio.The rally was held to raise awareness about men stopping male violence against women.
Written by Susana on Sep 23 2010 - 11:42am
Mayor Julian Castro said he wants to know how San Antonians want to see the city grow over the next decade. Looks like he's going to get his wish.More than 1,000 people have already signed up for the mayor's launch of SA2020 to help set the agenda on improving San Antonio’s quality of life during the next decade.
Written by Susan Finch on Sep 11 2010 - 9:39am
A federal appeals court panel rejected claims by two San Antonio organizations who said the city's 2008 parade permit ordinance violates their free speech rights by charging them fees that other groups don't have to pay.In their 39-page decision, three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Sept. 8 that the parade permit ordinance is constituional as written. Their conclusion dealt a setback to the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition and International Women's Day March Planning Committee, which sued to stop enforcement of the parade law.