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UTPA Students Gather to Watch Presidential Address Regarding Immigration Reform

Although an immigration reform was not announced this evening by president Barack Obama, more than 4 million immigrants will be able to remain in the united states legally. Dozens of students gathered this evening on the grounds of UTPA to watch the long-awaited executive action. But although, a deferred action permit was granted to millions of parents and expanded to approximately 290,000 more students, those childhood arrivals parents’ will not be included in the new...

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UTPA Survey Says Winter Texan Population Is Declining

A recent survey conducted by UTPA says the winter Texan population seems to be declining. The 2013 – 2014 analysis was performed by UTPA marketing director penny Simpson and the good news is that of the 14 hundred winter Texans surveyed, 96.6 percent said they plan to return to the Rio Grande valley. What does this mean for south Texas? It means that with population declining we could also see a 7.2 percent reduction in their economic impact. The report states that two years ago, winter Texans spent an estimated 751 million dollars, and this year they spent 710...

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Panel Discussion On Small Business Loans

Those of you who plan to start a business or already have one and need guidance, the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce could possibly be a great resource. Lending experts can provide you with the information you need in order to secure a loan and get the funding to start a business of your choice. The RGV Hispanic chamber of commerce has partnered with UTPA, the U.S. small business administration, and local banks to assist future entrepreneurs in coming up with a plan. The services provided by the small business development center at UTPA are free and confidential. Their number is (956) 665-7535 or if you wish to contact the RGV Hispanic chamber of commerce their number is (956)...

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