J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Ten priests at the conclusion of their ordination Mass on May 27, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 20, 2018
New data shows the average age of a new priest at 33; the most common countries for foreign-born ordinands are Mexico, Vietnam, the Philippines and Colombia.
Immigrants just released from detention via a U.S. immigration policy known as "catch and release" stand at a bus station April 11 before being taken to the Catholic Charities relief center in McAllen, Texas. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 19, 2018
The Legal Orientation Program, which President George W. Bush put into place in 2003, helps detained immigrants know their rights and legal options.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 06, 2018
“They are also separating families, mothers from their children, at the border. That sends a definite signal, ‘Don’t come.’”
Photographer David Taylor talks about his work on the U.S.-Mexico border in studio in Tucson, Ariz. (J.D. Long-García)
Politics & Society Ideas
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 06, 2018
In his photography, David Taylor shies away from stereotypes.
Central American migrants traveling with the annual Stations of the Cross caravan march to call for migrants' rights and protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & Society Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 04, 2018
Once again, our emotions have gotten the best of us on immigration. This time, it is that caravan.
Jesús Rodríguez was deported from the United States more than two years ago; his wife and daughter remain in Vancouver, Wash. (J. D. Long-García)
Politics & Society Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 04, 2018
Away from the rhetoric in Washington, communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are welcoming the stranger and overcoming physical barriers.
Belsy García Manrique, a student at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, with her father, Felix.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 27, 2018
Belsy García Manrique is a year away from realizing her dream of becoming a doctor—and her father is awaiting deportation.
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 16, 2018
This week’s top U.S.-Latino Catholic news
President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes on March 13 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 14, 2018
As Trump touts border wall in California, skeptics say it misses the point.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrest a man in San Clemente, Calif., May 11, 2017 (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters).
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 13, 2018
“There has been fear for years, but with the new administration, it is more severe.”