J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 23, 2020
“The government doesn’t want to reunite the children with their parent...They don’t see it as their role.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 21, 2020
In a new documentary that premiered in Rome today, Pope Francis says separating migrant children from their parents is “something a Christian cannot do. It’s cruelty of the highest form.”
Xiomara Martinez, pictured here with her two children, both U.S. citizens, and her brother, Sergio, traveled to Nogales, Sonora. They have been waiting to petition for asylum for six months. (J.D. Long-García)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 27, 2020
“Asylum on the border is pretty much impossible,” a legal advocate with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, said. “Covid is being used as an excuse to close the border.”
Faith Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 15, 2020
With a global pandemic, ongoing racial tensions and the presidential election, Hispanic Heritage Month is looking a little different in 2020.
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 14, 2020
Everyone dies, but not all cultures observe death in the same way.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 31, 2020
The United States is going through a national examination of conscience on the question of race, and the Latino community is no exception.
A protester holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2019, after the court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 10, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and skepticism of the federal government are forcing Latino leaders to get creative in promoting this year's census, reports J.D. Long-García.
Brendon Busse, S.J., center, celebrates a Mass at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles on June 20 for hospitality workers to view online. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 11)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 31, 2020
For many in the hospitality industry, writes J.D. Long-García, the lingering pandemic means no job, unpaid bills and even imminent homelessness.
Demonstrators in San Diego rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on June 18. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 22, 2020
The Supreme Court has given a reprieve to DACA recipients worried about deportation. But J.D. Long-García reports that they will not rest until they secure a pathway to citizenship.
 (CNS photo/Michael Falco, Fordham University)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 09, 2020
Institutions of higher learning in the United States had expected a drop in international enrollment this fall. Now, they may lose all international students who typically pay higher tuition rates, a source of funding many universities have come to depend on.