Annunciation House

Thank You to Our Beloved Community

We are proud and honored to share that a newly renovated Annunciation House has reopened! Annunciation House is sincerely grateful to the thousands of individuals who made this renovation a reality. It was a collaborative work made possible by a broad community of friends, donors, volunteers, and supporters; it simply would not have been possible… Continue reading Thank You to Our Beloved Community

End the Structural Violence of MPP

We are called to bring an end to the deaths and injuries of refugees–killed or harmed as they seek safety, opportunity, and life. Join us in demanding that the Biden administration definitively end policies that jeopardizes human safety and restricts human rights to seek asylum.  We must not look away in the face of the… Continue reading End the Structural Violence of MPP

Vigilia y Procesión a la Luz de las Velas

Vigil and Candlelight Procession

El Paso’s Annunciation House prepares to receive migrant families

The first planes carrying migrant families, largely from Central America, landed in El Paso on Monday, Garcia said, and the number of flights are expected to increase in frequency in the coming weeks. U.S. Border Patrol receives the families at its Central Processing Center in Northeast El Paso, which was completed in early 2020 to… Continue reading El Paso’s Annunciation House prepares to receive migrant families

Reunifying Parents And Children — How It Works On The Ground

Across the country, lawyers and advocates are working with U.S. government officials to reunite parents and children who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Over half of the children under the age of five were reunited this past week. Thousands more face a court-ordered deadline for reunification by the end of this month. Taylor Levy… Continue reading Reunifying Parents And Children — How It Works On The Ground

‘Get your son ready, because we are taking him.’ Parents describe being separated from their children at the border.

By Robert MooreJune 26, 2018 EL PASO — Miriam hasn’t seen her 5-year-old son since June 16, when she was arrested for crossing the border illegally and border agents took the boy away. She tried to call him Monday at the New York shelter where he’s staying, but she could only talk to his social worker.… Continue reading ‘Get your son ready, because we are taking him.’ Parents describe being separated from their children at the border.

Ruben Garcia has sheltered migrants in El Paso for over four decades. With a crush at the border, he now needs a warehouse.

EL PASO — The empty warehouse was about the size of a Costco, 125,000 square feet. Ruben Garcia didn’t love the location, but time was short and he needed to sign a lease. “We need all the chain-link fences removed,” Garcia told his legal adviser, Jerome Wesevich, last week as they toured cavernous halls and… Continue reading Ruben Garcia has sheltered migrants in El Paso for over four decades. With a crush at the border, he now needs a warehouse.

Black Lives Matter: Annunciation House’s Commitment to Work for a More Perfect Union

In the midst of an unprecedented moment in American history, the Fourth of July is an opportunity to reflect on the complicated origins of this country. This is the date on which a very imperfect people commenced the journey to form a more perfect union based on the truth that all human beings are created… Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Annunciation House’s Commitment to Work for a More Perfect Union

Memorial Mass for Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada

At about 8:40 AM on February 22, 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a 19-year-old man staying at Annunciation House, found himself standing in the middle of San Antonio Street facing a semi-circle of Border Patrol Agents with their handguns drawn. One of those Agents shot and killed him. In El Paso, Juan Patricio has become… Continue reading Memorial Mass for Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada

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 travel assistance in a new site called Nazareth House. Each week, we receive anywhere from… Continue reading Nazareth House: High Turnover Hospitality