Saying undocumented immigrants are here in the United States only for handouts and to take advantage of the system is nothing more than rhetoric by desperate politicians who want to capture votes on the tailwind of manufactured fear.
If that was really the case, there would have been no need for an El Paso homeless shelter known as Anunciation House.
Anunciation House opened its doors in 1978 by a group of young adults who wanted to not only serve the poor but experience it themselves. They set up house in a 100-year-old building on the outskirts of El Paso’s largest barrio and within walking distance of the U.S.-Mexico border. It wasn’t long before the group realized that there were two different populations within the poverty-stricken who needed immediate help: homeless people and undocumented immigrants.
For the …