Reflections From the Border
Since the summer of 2018, there has been an increase in the number of
refugees arriving at the southern border fleeing violence and extreme poverty
in Central America and Mexico. In November, the IHM Leadership Council
issued a statement calling for humane treatment of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border. Around this time, Annunciation House put out a call for volunteers to help provide hospitality to refugees
arriving in El Paso, Texas. Many women’s religious communities have answered this call; eight IHM Sisters, Associates and friends of the community responded.
They provided temporary housing, meals, transportation and care packages to refugee families who have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and will be leaving El Paso to be reunited with
family or friends already living in other parts of the United States.