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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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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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Our Whirlwind Response to Huge Releases of Migrants

Dear friends and supporters of Annunciation House, you may have read about a recent sharp increase in the number of undocumented Central American migrants being apprehended along the southern Texas-Mexico border. The numbers have so overwhelmed Border Patrol (BP) and … Continue reading

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Urgent Action Alert: Call to free two political asylum seekers

Annunciation House has issued an urgent alert calling for the release of two Mexican nationals, Manses Cano Bonilla and Rosa Hilda Carrera, from detention in El Paso. Both have applied for political asylum and have passed credible fear interviews, but … Continue reading

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PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT RELEASED BY ANNUNCIATION HOUSE ON AUGUST 13, 2013

For thirty-five years, Annunciation House has offered hospitality to the poor in migration. Our guest population has evolved, but one theme remains constant: the threatened continue to seek protection in the United States. Those who seek asylum have the greatest … Continue reading

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Press Conference Today-Stop Abuse of Asylum Seekers

The violence in Mexico has obligated many families to flee and seek protection (Asylum or Withholding of Removal) in the United States. In law and procedural field manuals, individuals “expressing fear” at Ports of Entry or upon detention within the … Continue reading

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