Annunciation House

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Annunciation House
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1003 E San Antonio Ave
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 545-4509
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Support for migrants and refugees is more crucial now than ever. Save the date for our 2017 Voice of the Voiceless Solidarity Dinner: Saturday, April 29.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to honor and commemorate the life and untimely death of former Annunciation House guest Juan Patricio, shot and killed by Border Patrol just a few steps from the house on February 22, 2003.

Please join us on February 22 at 6:30pm to commemorate the death of Juan Patricio (1984-2003), an Annunciation House guest killed by Border Patrol.

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On February 22, 6:30pm, we will meet at 1003 E San Antonio Ave, and hold a procession from the site of Juan Patricio’s shooting by Border Patrol to Annunciation House. Mass will follow. (espanol abajo) At about 8:40 AM on February 22, 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a 19-year-old young 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 hand guns drawn. One of those Agents shot and killed him. In El Paso, Juan Patricio has become the symbol of everything that is wrong with present immigration policy, the great need for just and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and the terrible consequences of the current enforcement-only immigration policy used by the US Government. Over the past decade, it is a policy that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of immigrants who have died in deserts, drowned in rivers or automobile accidents, or, like Juan Patricio, been killed by Border Patrol Agents. It is a policy that has resulted in the division of families when the undocumented members of a family are detected, detained and deported, forcing one part of the family to live in the US and the other part in another country. It is a policy that has expanded the construction of detention facilities to the point that today there are now more than 30,000 detention beds being used on a daily basis in the US, with many of those beds now located in El Paso, Chaparral, Sierra Blanca, Pecos, etc. It is a policy that now regularly uses criminal prosecution with its corresponding prison sentences to punish undocumented individuals caught living and working in the US. For many years, now, the effort to get Congress to pass just and humane comprehensive immigration reform has been politically hijacked by individuals who view immigrants as threats, terrorists, criminals, tax evaders, and drains on the societal service network. In spite of an overabundance of well researched and credible documentation that debunks all of these myths, the past decade has been marked by the implementation of an enforcement-only immigration policy. These anti-immigrant policies have increased exponentially since the inauguration of the new administration. By commemorating Juan Patricio’s life and death, it is a way for a community to again state that this is not what immigrants deserve, that this is not acceptable immigration policy, and that deaths such as that of Juan Patricio contradict the core principles of justice and human rights to which the US aspires. In remembering Juan Patricio, we reiterate our call and commitment to work for and support justice for immigrants and the passage by the US Congress of comprehensive, just, and humane immigration reform legislation. On February 22, 6:30pm, we will meet at 1003 E San Antonio Ave, and hold a procession from the site of Juan Patricio’s shooting to Annunciation House. Mass will follow. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cerca de las 8:40AM el 22 de febrero de 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, un joven de 19 años de edad, quien estaba quedándose en la Casa Anunciación, se encontró parado en medio de la calle San Antonio en frente a un semicírculo de Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, quienes estaban apuntándole con sus armas. Uno de esos Agentes le disparo y lo mato. En El Paso, Juan Patricio se a convertido en el símbolo de todo lo que esta mal con la política actual de inmigración: la gran necesidad de una reforma migratoria justa e humana, y las terribles consecuencias de la política de inmigración de “solo hacer cumplir la ley”, usada por el gobierno de EEUU. Durante la ultima década, esta política ha resultado en la muerte de miles de migrantes quienes han muerto en el desierto, se han ahogado en ríos o accidentes automovilísticos, o, como Juan Patricio, han sido asesinados por Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza. Es una política que ha resultado en la división de familias cuando los miembros de familia que son indocumentados son detectados, detenidos y deportados. Obligando a una parte de la familia vivir en los EEUU y la otra parte en algún otro país. Es una política que ha expandido la construcción de centros de detención a tal grado que hoy en día hay mas de 30,000 camas en detenciones usadas a diario en los EEUU, con muchas de esas camas ahora localizadas en El Paso, Chaparral, Sierra Blanca, Pecos, etc. Es una política que ahora regularmente usa la acción penal con sus sentencias de prisión correspondientes para castigar a personas indocumentadas que se encuentran viviendo y trabajando en los EEUU. Por muchos años, el esfuerzo de lograr que el Congreso pase una reforma migratoria justa e humana, ha sido secuestrado políticamente por individuos que ven a migrantes como amenazas, terroristas, criminales, evasores de impuestos, y desagües en la red de servicios de la sociedad. A pesar de una investigación sobreabundante y documentación fidedigna que desacredita estos mitos, la ultima década ha sido marcada por la adopción de una política de inmigración de “solo hacer cumplir la ley”. Estas políticas anti-inmigrante han aumentado de manera exponencial desde la inauguración de la nueva administración. El conmemorar la vida y muerte de Juan Patricio, es una manera para que una comunidad de nuevo declare que esto no es lo que merecen los migrantes, que esta no es una política de inmigración aceptable, y que muertes como la de Juan Patricio, contradicen los principios básicos de justicia y derechos humanos a los cuales los EEUU aspira. En recordar a Juan Patricio, reiteramos nuestro llamado y compromiso a trabajar por y apoyar la justicia para los migrantes y la aprobación de una reforma migratoria integral, justa, e humana. El 22 de febrero, a las 6:30 PM, nos reuniremos en 1003 E San Antonio Ave, y efectuaremos una procesión del lugar donde dispararon a Juan Patricio hasta la Casa Anunciación. Habrá Misa después.
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Immoral. Unjust. Shameful. Yesterday President Trump closed the nation’s borders to refugees, ordering that families fleeing slaughter and certain death in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. Let's be clear: In preventing Syrian families from entering, he is slamming the door on the people who most need our help: men, women and children who are utterly desperate to escape violence, war, death. Men, women and children who have a right to life. That he issued these edict on the same day that we marked both Holocaust Remembrance Day and the March for Life makes it all the more appalling. The president's cruel and callous treatment of migrants and refugees is a sign that, in some quarters, the lessons of the Holocaust have not been forgotten, and that respect for life is respect only for American life. For those of you who may have marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by thinking of the story of children like Anne Frank, remember that she and her family were turned away from settling in the United States as refugees. (Remember too that the majority of Syrian refugees are women and children) For those who are for life, as I am, and may have marched, or prayed, for life yesterday in Washington, you should be disgusted that we are subverting the fundamental Christian message of "respect for life." Certainly we have a right to protect ourselves, but think of the morality not helping men, women and children who are threatened by certain death. How can we say that we are "pro life" if we do not help those whose lives are in clear danger? If you defend the lives of the unborn, as I do, then stand up for those who are already born, but whose lives, if they cannot find refuge, will be snuffed out. These people have a right to life, too. For those of you who have been advocating for the past few years for religious liberty, the targeting of predominantly Muslim nations should stir you to outrage and disgust over blatant religious discrimination. President Trump cited the 9/11 attacks yesterday, and yet Saudi Arabia, where most of the attackers were from, is not included in the list of countries. (Most of the hijackers on the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., were from Saudi Arabia. The rest were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon. None of those countries are on Mr. Trump’s visa ban list.) For those of you who are Catholic, listen to the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church on refugees, or to the countless speeches and homilies of St. John Paul II, who said, speaking of refugees, "It is necessary to guard against the rise of new forms of racism or xenophobic behavior, which attempt to make these brothers and sisters of ours scapegoats for what may be difficult local situations.” Listen to Pope Francis: "Refugees and migrants are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity." Listen to what the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said about this latest presidential order: "We believe now, more than ever, that welcoming refugees is an act of love....We believe in assisting all those who are vulnerable and fleeing persecution, regardless of their religion." If you are Christian listen to Jesus, who tells us specifically, in the Gospel of Matthew to welcome the stranger, as if it were Jesus himself. Notice that Jesus doesn't say welcome the stranger only if it's convenient, or only if there is no risk, or only if the stranger is from the same country as we are. Jesus simply says welcome. And remember the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke. The Samaritans and Jews were enemies, and yet the Samaritan still stops by the side of the road to help the beaten Jewish man, at great risk to himself. Jesus's message could not be any clearer. What is at stake? Life. The struggles of refugees and migrants, the danger faced by families in Syria, are not abstractions. They are real. Are you for life? Or just for American lives? Question: If you passed a Syrian lying by the side of the road, would you pass him by? His life, as well as your life, your eternal life, depends on the answer.
The president also temporarily suspended immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries and gave preference to Christians from abroad.