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Refugee Numbers Down; Short-Term Volunteers Not Currently Needed

Update on our efforts to provide short-term hospitality to refugee families released in El Paso by ICE: at this time, we do not need (and are not accepting) short-term volunteers (people available for less than three six* months). *(edited 10/23/19 … Continue reading

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Update on our needs for short-term volunteers

Since October of 2018, Annunciation House–with tons of help from community partners–has been providing hospitality for many more refugees than usual, the vast majority of them families from Central America who had been released from ICE or even Border Patrol … Continue reading

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Short-Term Volunteers for Emergency Hospitality

Update: as of May 2, 2019, we are no longer accepting short-term volunteers for the months of May, June or July due to the overwhelmingly positive response we have already received (thank you!) (We would consider making exceptions for people … Continue reading

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Press conference on the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin – the 7-year-old child who died in Border Patrol Custody

Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia reads a statement from the family of Jakelin Maquin Caal and answers questions from reporters. The video orientation corrects after the first few minutes. Continue reading

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The Honduran Caravan Speaks: Recognize This Humanitarian Crisis

The Caravan of Honduran refugees has released a statement calling on the United States and the United Nations to recognize their exodus as a HUMANITARIAN CRISIS and to recognize its participants as refugees “in need of international protection and humanitarian … Continue reading

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Press Conference – June 25

    Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia and legal council Taylor Levy speak at a press conference regarding the release of undocumented parents and the challenges of reuniting them with their children.

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Fr. Ismael Moreno – 2018 Voice of the Voiceless Award

Fearless Honduran Priest to Receive Annunciation House 2018 Voice of the Voiceless Award Annunciation House is pleased to announce the 2018 Voice of the Voiceless Award recipient: Father Ismael “Melo” Moreno, S.J. from Honduras, a resolute and intrepid defender of … Continue reading

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Recipiente del galardon Voz de Los Sin Voz 2018

El recipiente del galardón Voz de Los Sin Voz 2018 es Padre Ismael “Melo” Moreno, S.J. Mas informacion en español sigue abajo. OJO: LA MISA HA ESTADO CANCELADO Y ESTARA REPROGRAMADO. NOTE: THE MASS HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE … Continue reading

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Giving the Shadow People to the Light this Advent

[Editor’s note: this essay was written by a former volunteer, Mary Fontana, for Annunciation House’s newsletter in the winter of 2004. It remains relevant today.] It’s late—late in the day, in the year—and Olga is sweeping out her bedroom. She … Continue reading

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Stay of Removal for Emilio Gutierrez

Here is an update from Linda Rivas, Executive Director and Managing Attorney of Las Americas: Yesterday at around 9:15am, ICE informed me that they planned to immediately deport my client, Mexican Journalist, Emilio Gutierrez and his son. I asked ICE … Continue reading

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