A WEEK OF SERVICE AT AN IMMIGRANT SHELTER IN EL PASO HELPS EASE THE BURDENS OF DESPERATE FAMILIES
Springfield, Ill.—On Sunday, November 11, Springfield Dominican Sisters Anita Cleary and Marcelline Koch will travel to El Paso, Texas to volunteer at a Catholic shelter for asylum seekers called Annunciation House.
“We’re going because Annunciation House and other shelters like it in El Paso are experiencing an increase in the number of families with children who are being released to the streets by Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” said Sister Marcelline. “All of the refugees coming to Annunciation House are families and individuals that Immigration did not place in one of their detention facilities. The vast majority of refugees released are parents with one or two children.”