Silvia Foster-Frau, S.A. Express-News

Silvia Foster-Frau

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Recent articles by Silvia:

ICE expected to provide plan for releasing migrant children

ICE’s is required to submit a summary of its plan for releasing detained migrant children by July 17, which was ordered by a federal judge last month. Advocates and immigration lawyers are waiting with baited breath to see if the federal government plans to also release the children’s detained parents with them, or if the families would be facing separation. → Read More

Migrant family detained in San Antonio hotel moved to detention center

The Haitian family who was held at a hotel near the San Antonio airport for over a week was moved to the Karnes Family Residential Center. They left the hotel the same day that protesters called for their release and the family spoke with an attorney for the first time. → Read More

Haitian family detained 3 weeks in San Antonio hotel

Immigration authorities have held a Haitian family at a hotel near the San Antonio airport for more than three weeks since they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Two of the four family members — the mother and her 3-year-old daughter — tested positive for coronavirus, said immigration lawyer Krystle Cartagena, who is representing the family. They have not received medical treatment during their… → Read More

Immigrant families in Texas detention test positive for coronavirus

Four detained immigrant families have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first cases at family detention centers since the pandemic began. The families, with a total of 11 people, were new admissions to the Karnes County Family Residential Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility about 55 miles southeast of San Antonio. The immigrants are asymptomatic and each family… → Read More

Congressional tour reports lack of widespread testing at immigrant facilities near San Antonio

Reps. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, and Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, toured two detention facilities in South Texas and said testing for coronavirus had not been conducted for all of its shrinking number of residents. → Read More

San Antonio church drops lawsuit to house migrant children

The Second Baptist Church sued the city after it denied its zoning request to house migrant children. Five months later, the case has been terminated. → Read More

The Next Generation: These are the new leaders behind San Antonio's Black Lives Matter movement

George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis officers was the catalyst for new activists. → Read More

Floyd’s death renews outrage over killings of two black men in San Antonio

Hundreds gathered at Milam Park to shine the spotlight on local cases of police-involved killings of unarmed black men: Marquise Jones in 2014 and Charles “Chop” Roundtree in 2018. It was the ninth consecutive day of protests in San Antonio following the killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, which happened nearly two weeks ago. → Read More

Daily Protest 0604

Fed up with platitudes yet committed to non-violent change, a crowd of nearly 1,000 people marched peacefully through downtown Wednesday and headed into the fifth night of demonstrations sparked by the brutal police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. And at nightfall, protesters argued whether to break curfew and test the fencing around the Alamo that had been erected that day in… → Read More

Live updates: Day five of George Floyd protests in San Antonio

Live coverage of day five the San Antonio demonstration to honor George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. → Read More

Fourth day of protests in San Antonio largely peaceful

100 from National Guard being sent to Alamo City to support state troopers. → Read More

Rally held downtown for unarmed African American man who died in custody of Minneapolis police officers.

The Autonomous Brown Berets de San Anto will host a peaceful rally at Travis Park for George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer kneed Floyd's neck to the ground for several minutes. The rally is one of many ongoing vigils that community groups across the nation are holding to protest Floyd's death and police brutality. → Read More

San Antonio sees jump in new novel coronavirus cases and one new death

Nirenberg, Wolff encourage residents to donate blood, wear masks in public and maintain 6-foot social distancing to help stave off resurgence of deadly disease as planning begins for long holiday weekend. → Read More

Protestors say detained immigrant families given impossible choice

At the Karnes County Residential Center, more than 50 miles southeast of San Antonio, local advocates staged a socially distanced protest in their cars. The protestors were responding to reports that detained immigrant families were given the option of releasing their children - sparking fears the parents could be deported without them - or remaining in custody amid the pandemic. → Read More

Archbishop soars over San Antonio as parishes prepare to reopen

Public daily masses will start May 19 and Sunday liturgies reopen May 23, the archbishop announced Monday. He then embarked on a two-hour flight over San Antonio to bless its residents and pray for their protection from the coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus cases mount at South Texas immigrant detention facility

Pearsall’s immigrant detention facility saw a jump in cases from six a week ago to 19 cases now. Advocates and detainees expect that number to increase. → Read More

Despite reopening, coronavirus inhibits business

Most workers had not returned to their downtown offices on Monday, leaving the city’s urban core listless. → Read More

Immigrants in detention near San Antonio fear coronavirus’ spread

ICE has reported five cases of coronavirus at the immigrant detention center in Pearsall, the first cases in a South Texas ICE facility. → Read More

U.S. citizens with undocumented family members aren't getting coronavirus aid

It’s not just essential, undocumented workers who aren’t getting federal aid — citizens married to them aren’t eligible, either. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus says that provision in the CARES Act amounts to marriage discrimination. → Read More

San Antonio police find grandmother, mother, two children dead in North Side apartment complex

A North Side woman shot and killed her two children and her mother before turning the gun on herself, according to the Police Department. Police Chief William McManus said the woman had lost custody of her children shortly before the incident. “Tragic beyond words,” McManus said. “Two little children, a grandmother and a mother.” On Monday morning, police responded to a report of a dead person… → Read More