Author Archives: andalemos

The Crisis of Moral Integrity

Amid the cacophony of voices vying for ear space on the “immigrant crisis,” few have succeeded in identifying the real crisis–the crisis of moral integrity. Whenever and wherever human beings suffer, it is the moral integrity of those around them–they … Continue reading

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House Democrats call for end to the shame of family detention

In this video, El Paso Representative Beto O’Rourke and other House Democrats speak out to urge our government to end the detention of Central American women and children who have been detained at our southern border. Most of them are … Continue reading

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2015 Voice of the Voiceless Award Presented in Absentia

This past Saturday evening, April 18, Annunciation House held its twelfth annual Voice of the Voiceless Solidarity Dinner to bring attention to issues surrounding immigration and social justice. Padre Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican Catholic priest and founder of the migrant shelter … Continue reading

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In Memory of Aaron Sean Luoma

Aaron Sean Luoma of Eustis, Florida, died on January 7, 2015, at forty-seven years of age. He died of a genetic heart defect in Falls Church, Virginia, surrounded by his family. Aaron was born on November 9, 1967, in Minneapolis, … Continue reading

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Who will defend us from the self-defenders?

An officer spots a young man with brown skin on the street. The young man is immediately believed to have committed a crime, although there is little to implicate him in the moment except for his skin color. When confronted … Continue reading

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Petition for Concrete and Specific Action on Immigration

Please join us in demanding real immigration reforms now. Our┬ápetition can be downloaded by clicking here, or signed online at this link. The text of the petition is below: The arrival of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors from Central … Continue reading

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Convocation: Standing With the Refugee and Immigrant

Please share these fliers! You can download them here and here. Hope to see you on October 11.

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Update on STIR: the South Texas Immigrant Response

Emergency shelters. Nearly every week this summer, one or two planeloads full of Central American migrants arrived in El Paso, were processed at the detention facility there, and then were released on their own recognizance. This amounted to up to … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Border Crisis

Read this New York Times Editorial in which Veronica Escobar, the El Paso County Judge, tries to provide a counterpoint to the hysteria we’re hearing from politicians–Democrat and Republican–about immigration, enforcement, and the current refugee situation on our Southern Border.

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What Can You Do?

We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. We are in need of donations in three areas: supplies, funds, and volunteers; see details below. SUPPLIES To donate supplies, we ask you first to contact us at 915-545-4509 with … Continue reading

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