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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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Rights Groups Demand Accountability from U.S. Border Patrol

The following is a press release,  dated March 26, 2012, from a coalition of human rights groups working on the border: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Human rights groups No More Deaths, the ACLU of New Mexico – Regional Center for Border Rights, the … Continue reading

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No Escape – Texas Observer

No Escape: For Mexicans fleeing violence, the United States offers no refuge. by Susana Hayward LINK

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Video on Texas Monthly

Video on TexasMonthly Watch El Pasoans talk about their city and the continuing violence along the border.

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Piden a EU redefinir leyes de asilo político

Originally in Spanish – Google English Translation Piden a EU redefinir leyes de asilo político Alberto Ponce de Len El Diario de El Paso La situacin de los mexicanos refugiados en El Paso como resultado de la incertidumbre que genera … Continue reading

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Annunciation House Documentary

A Place at the Table Camera by: Seth Donald, Joanna Heatwole, Maria Salazar Sound: Seth Donald, Chad Heatwole

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Response from Annuncation House to the ruling in the Juan Patricio wrongful death civil trial

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

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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 4

In the cross-examination Enrique Moreno again went over the list of things that VB didn’t know, and didn’t find out, when he arrived on the scene. He didn’t know the number of officers, their position, who was in charge, whether progress had been made, whether the subject had a means of escape…the list went on. And all of those things were important, weren’t they?

VB agreed that they were.

According to his training, a Border Patrol agent was required to assess these things before resorting to deadly force, was he not?

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