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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday: Vigil

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Update: Rosa Hilda Carrera released!

Your phone calls, faxes, and letters protesting the unjust detention of Rosa Hilda Carrera have accomplished their purpose. With the help of journalists, attorneys, and countless volunteers, Rosa was released from ICE custody on December 30th, after a year of … Continue reading

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Is it ever too late for justice?

16 years ago, nearly all of the inhabitants of the Guatemalan village Dos Erres were massacred by government soldiers. Overnight, the village disappeared, and no one knew–or was willing to say–what had happened to it. Now, thanks to the work … Continue reading

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