UTSA to open resource center aimed at helping Dreamers

Dreamers (Photo: CNN Newsource / File)

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.

Despite the stalemate on Capitol Hill, the University of Texas at San Antonio is moving forward with its plan to help undocumented students, also known as 'Dreamers.'

UTSA will open the new Dreamers Centers to provide support to students under DACA status.

The center is opening ahead of schedule and UTSA's presdient is quoted as saying, "Given the recent indications that DACA may or may not be resuscitated by Congress, it's imperative we escalate the support we offer Dreamers."

The center will offer resources and connections to information to help the dreamers with legal aid, financial assistance or counseling support.

UTSA will set up a formal agreement with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Educationa and Legal Services (RAICES) to help DACA students.

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