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A Place at the Table Camera by: Seth Donald, Joanna Heatwole, Maria Salazar Sound: Seth Donald, Chad Heatwole
The website has been going through some big changes.
First off, we’ve added a wonderful video called A Place at the Table. Please watch it and share it with your friends, your chruch, and especially anyone looking for volunteer opportunities…. Continue reading
We have the right to be treated with respect, regardless of our documented status, and to be referred to in terms that reflect our humanity: no human being is illegal. Continue reading
in places like El Paso, where the harsh realities associated with grinding poverty and immigration are a lived experience for most, and where the ubiquitous presence of the Border Patrol figures prominently in daily life, it is of the utmost importance that matters pertaining to both are treated with meticulous care.
It is nevertheless clear that, in Juan Patricio Peraza’s case, this did not occur. Continue reading
Ruling in full – PDF Judge RICHARD P. MESA’S legal decision in the case of CESAR PERAZA BARRAZA and, RAMONA IRENE QUIJADA-SOTO, Statutory Death Beneficiaries of JUAN PATRICIO PERAZA, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v.s. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant
statement from Annunciation House When law enforcement officers — the very individuals entrusted to uphold peace and safety — shoot and kill members of the community, a rigorous investigation into the origins of such an incident must be conducted. The … Continue reading
Annunciation House presented its 2008 VOICE OF THE VOICELESS AWARD to Roy Bourgeois on May 17th. Awarded the Purple Heart as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Roy Bourgeois was ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1972. Sent to Bolivia to … Continue reading
The civil trial against the United States filed on behalf of the parents of Juan Patricio started on Monday. The trial is a wrongful death trial that claims that as a result of negligence by Border Patrol, Juan Patricio was … Continue reading
Illegal immigrant’s parents are suing the U.S. government over showdown with agent that left the 19-year-old dead By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press EL PASO A 19-year-old illegal immigrant shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent four years … Continue reading