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City of Santa Fe to receive 2017 Voice of the Voiceless Award

On February 21, the Santa Fe City Council unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming the city’s status as a welcoming community for immigrants and refugees. This vote continues a city tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees dating back to their first … Continue reading

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Juan Patricio Memorial Mass

At about 8:40 a.m. on February 22, 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a guest at Annunciation House, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent. He was 19 years old. We will commemorate his life and death with a … Continue reading

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Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Annunciation House is currently receiving over 1000 migrants each week, most of them Central American migrants who have just been processed and released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Without the hospitality centers we and other community organizations have set … Continue reading

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#EstamosConUstedes

One week after the election that put an anti-immigrant demagogue into power, we at Annunciation House are searching for ways to move from grief and outrage toward action–or, perhaps more accurately, to channel our outrage into action. For us, the … Continue reading

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ALTO VIOLENCIA!

Today Annunciation House and companions are gathering at the Mexican consulate in El Paso to protest the violence and threats of violence that have been perpetrated on two colleagues of Padre Alejandro Solalinde, our 2015 Voice of the Voiceless Honoree. … Continue reading

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Keep the Doors Open

For 38 years, the triangular red-brick building of Annunciation House has been both a symbol and a center for hospitality to the migrant and the refugee. Now over a hundred years old, the building is in desperate need of repairs: … Continue reading

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Save the Date: VOV 2016

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The Mystery of Divine Mercy

Pope Francis gave this homily at the Mass celebrated on the Juarez-El Paso border this past week, February 17. Let us join him in his plea for those involved in the “human tragedy” of forced migration: “No more death! No more … Continue reading

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Nazareth House: High Turnover Hospitality

Background: Since the summer of 2014, when the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began detaining large numbers of Central American migrants along our southern border and releasing them in El Paso, Annunciation House has been providing temporary hospitality and … Continue reading

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Join Director Ruben Garcia in Conversation on Race, Violence, and Authority

Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a 19-year-old guest at Annunciation House, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent while taking out the trash in February 2003. Since then, there have been far too many tragedies like this, where young men … Continue reading

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