News & Media

News & Media

Estrella del Paso is often at the forefront of media coverage related to immigration issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. We aim to provide a realistic portrayal of the reality along the southern border while also uplifting the immigrant experience. Below you can view recent media coverage.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sandra Ramirez, Director of Communications.

Recent Media Coverage

Our Executive Director, Melissa M. Lopez, on Univision Discussing The Alarming Attack On Annunciation House By The State Of Texas.

February 22, 2024

Our executive director shared her thoughts on the alarming attack on Annunciation House by the State of Texas.

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New initiative fast-tracks work permit for migrants, might offer relief to El Paso

January 2, 2024

With the ongoing spike of migrants coming into El Paso a new initiative was recently brought to light right before the holidays for migrants to obtain a chance at a new way of life sooner than expected.

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Mural promoting unity, acceptance unveiled in Central El Paso

July 22, 2023

The mural “You Belong” by Kelsey Kilcrease is displayed on the corner of Yandell Drive and Poplar Street. It was commissioned by the Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.

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Estrella Insights Blog

Estrella Insights - May Edition

May 1, 2024

Unlike the previous months, which were challenging regarding immigration, May arrived with a fresh perspective and good news. We started the month with our sleeves rolled up, signing a petition demanding Temporary Protected Status for Haiti. Additionally, we heard various success stories from our clients at Estrella del Paso.

Unfortunately, as the month went on, new challenges emerged. We faced a temporary injunction filed by the Texas AG against Annunciation House, and we discovered that the current administration is attempting to strengthen the Transit Ban, a policy targeting vulnerable asylum seekers.

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Estrella Insights - April Edition

April 1, 2024

The month of April started with the implementation of new immigration fees took effect. While some fees decreased by up to 65%, others surged by as much as 129%, notably the form I-129 (Petition for O non-immigrant worker). Additionally, April held significant events for the migrant community as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals met for a preliminary injunction regarding SB-4. midst these developments, April also gifted us with a natural spectacle: a solar eclipse, to be witnessed again in 20 years.

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Estrella Insights - March Edition

March 1, 2024

The month of March was a rollercoaster. We began with the celebration of Women’s History Month, recognizing the tremendous impact women have in our society. We also honored all the women at Estrella del Paso who change the lives of thousands of clients every day. However, it wasn’t all celebration. President Joe Biden’s use of the term “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants was disappointing. Additionally, the unconstitutional SB-4 briefly went into effect before being blocked again.

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Estrella Insights - February Edition

March 1, 2024

As we just concluded Black History Month, we celebrate the contributions of African Americans and their legacy. The 2024 theme was “African Americans and the Arts”, celebrating their impact on visual arts, literature, fashion and more. This month we remembered personalities like, Hattie McDaniel who was the first African American to win an Academy Award, Gordon Parks, the first fashion photographer for Vogue, and Kara Walker, who is the second youngest person to ever receive the McArthur Fellowship at age 27.

Despite these moments of celebration, we also faced challenges and demonstrated resilience after witnessing one of the darkest days in recent immigration history, as the Texas Attorney General attacked and tried to shut down a Catholic non-profit migrant shelter in El Paso, Texas.

Join us in revisiting the most important headlines from the month of February.

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Estrella Insights - January Edition

February 1, 2024

As we entered 2024, we officially launched our new identity and website, Estrella del Paso. Embracing fresh colors and a revamped image, our commitment to the community remains unwavering, with our mission, vision, and values standing firm, stronger than ever.

Reflecting on the events of January, we acknowledge the challenges, opportunities, and the journey that lies ahead in 2024. In this blog, we recap the impactful moments that shaped the first month of the year.

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Press Releases

You Belong: Central El Paso Mural Celebrates Unity Between El Paso & Juarez

July 22, 2023

There is a new mural in Central El Paso and it’s shining light on the beautiful relationship El Paso has with our sister city, Juarez.

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¡Bienvenido a Estrella del Paso!

DMRS Unveils new Identity as Estrella del Paso

Estrella del Paso May 2024 Employee of the Month: Jessica Gomez-Montes

Estrella del Paso April 2024 Employee of the Month: Hillary Kleinhenz

Oportunidades - Emily

Martha - Familia de Estrellas

Sacrificios Por Un Mejor Futuro

DMRS 2023 Year in Review

You Belong - Hercules Industries - Sponsorship Promotional Video