J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 08, 2018
Exit polls indicated that immigration was second only to health care in the minds of voters.
A protester holds a sign that reads "Fighting for more than just a Dream," as he joined Dreamers and hundreds of demonstrators calling for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in early February outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles. (CNS photo/Mike Nelson, EPA
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J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 06, 2018
The Trump administration announced plans to end DACA last year, but court rulings have temporarily blocked the termination of the program.
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J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 01, 2018
The monument to the Virgin Mary, which will be surrounded by a meditation garden, was inspired by the Statue of Liberty and commissioned by the San Diego Organizing Project.
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J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 01, 2018
Hosffman Ospino, an associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at Boston College, moderated a panel discussion on Latinos and Catholic education Oct. 30 at The Catholic University of America.
Honduran migrants climb on a truck Oct. 23 in Chiquimula, Guatemala, as they travel with other Central Americans in a caravan heading to the United States. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
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J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 29, 2018
Catholic aid groups are among those preparing for migrants fleeing violence in Central America—and who may face a U.S. border slammed shut to asylum seekers.