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J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 10, 2019
“We witness daily how, working together, people of all faiths can focus on helping the person in front of us,” Sister Pimentel, the executive director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley, wrote in an op-ed addressed to the president yesterday in The Washington Post.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 08, 2019
“This barrier is absolutely critical for border security.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 04, 2019
There is plenty of work to be done at the border that does not include building a wall.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 26, 2018
While the Trump administration has said the wall is necessary to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking, many faith leaders who live along the border see things differently.
Politics & Society Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 13, 2018
Archbishop García-Siller keynoted “The Church in America: A Conversation on Immigration,” an event co-sponsored by America Media and the Mexican American Catholic College. Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and Sean Carroll, S.J., executive
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 04, 2018
In the fiscal year of 2018, U.S. immigration judges denied asylum in 65 percent of cases.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 19, 2018
Members of the Central American caravan will likely have to wait months to have their asylum cases heard, according to the Rev. Pat Murphy, a Scalabrini priest who runs the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Baja California. Fewer than 5 percent will be granted asylum, he said.
Migrants, consisting of mostly women and children, who disembarked from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bus, wait for a Greyhound official to process their tickets to their next destination at a bus station in Phoenix May 29. (CNS photo/Samantha Sais, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 13, 2018
The “Catholic Removal Impact Survey of Society” surveyed 133 deportees to provide insights into the effects of deportation on immigrants and their families.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 09, 2018
Those who cross the border illegally will be unable to claim asylum after President Trump signed a proclamation limiting such claims on Friday.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 08, 2018
Exit polls indicated that immigration was second only to health care in the minds of voters.