Monthly Archives: December 2007

La Grandeza y la Decadencia de la Reforma Comprensiva de Inmigración

por Megan Hope En los últimos dos años, el tema más hablado en el país ha sido inmigración – no sólo por quienes apoyamos el trabajo de la Casa Anunciación, pero por todos. Incluso personas que hasta ahora no estaban … Continue reading

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Como Crece la Lechuga: El Sistema de Trabajadores Temporales Roto

Por Amy JoyceHace poco un buen amigo me mandó una tarjeta postal que tenía una lista de “ingredientes” para construir una comunidad global. “Saber como crecen la lechuga y el café” era uno de los ingredientes en la lista. Al … Continue reading

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El Nuevo Movimiento de Santuario

Por Katie Sharar En los años 80, miles de Centroamericanos llegaron a los EE. UU. buscando refugio de gobiernos represivos y violentos. A casi todos se les negó asilo, no obstante el hecho de que huían persecución, represión que los … Continue reading

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El Don de los Sueños

por Mike Seifert Cecilia, estudiante de enfermería en la Universidad de Texas en Brownsville, tiene 22 años. Es naturalmente tranquila – retraída, realmente. Pero cuando se le pregunta sobre sus cursos de anatomía y psicología, se le iluminan los ojos, … Continue reading

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Close the School of Assassins!

by Dunya Cope Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the country and world gather in Fort Benning, Georgia, to call for the closure of the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC). The SOA … Continue reading

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A Wider Sense of Family: Reconsidering Some Myths of Migration

by Caitlyn Smith As a volunteer, it has been difficult at times to identify with guests who stay at Annunciation House. I always knew of the differences between us, beyond color, height, education and economic background. I knew that I … Continue reading

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New Sanctuary Pledge

From the Interfaith Worker Justice website, http://www.iwj.org

The New Sanctuary Movement is a coalition of interfaith religious leaders and participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States. Continue reading

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Options

By David Chiles There are few things we U.S. citizens value more than options. Look at our malls or grocery stores, and you’ll find a multitude of options from which to choose what we want. And how much we want. … Continue reading

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How Your Lettuce is Grown: Our Broken Guestworker System

By Amy Joyce   Recently a good friend sent me a postcard that listed the “ingredients” for building a global community. “Know how your lettuce and coffee are grown” was one of the ingredients listed. In researching the reality of … Continue reading

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“Southwest Weekend of Witness” Against Torture

Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the country and world gather in Ft. Benning, Georgia, to call for the closure of the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC). The SOA gained its notoriety … Continue reading

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