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Annunciation House speaks out against President Trump’s remarks on Refugees

The director of Annunciation House, Ruben Garcia, called a press conference Monday because he says, “the narratives that are floating out there that portray things that are simply not true.”

“Refugees who are portrayed as somehow being a danger, being criminal deemed a threat to our communities, what you discover that you need to understand that all of them have been processed and part of that process is to be fingerprinted,” says Garcia.

Some who have been granted asylum in the past spoke at the press conference, most saying their main reason to seek asylum was to escape violence.

“Both of my parents were assassinated by death squads in out country. My siblings and I fled because we were afraid. We entered the U.S illegally. We crossed the river, once inside the U.S., we applied for asylum. We were among the very few who were granted asylum. In 1988 I graduated from Bowie and studied at UTEP, receiving a bachelors of science.

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