Category Archives: House News and Announcements

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 months). Year-long volunteers and … Continue reading

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Press Conference – 2/11/2019 Truthful Border Narratives

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. MST (doors open at 9:40 a.m.) Location: 325 Leon StreetEl Paso, Texas 79901 Facebook Live Stream The separation of children from their parents continues. The narrative that refugees and immigrants are criminals … Continue reading

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Unannounced ICE releases

There has been an increase of refugees arriving to our border. This past weekend, there were three days of ICE releases directly to the streets of El Paso. Annunciation House—and our partner organizations, faith communities, and volunteers—are responding by providing … 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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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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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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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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