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J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 19, 2018
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are urging Catholics to call Congress and demand they act on behalf of “Dreamers.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 14, 2018
More than 800,000 Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors, could lose their legal status on March 5.
Members of the Hispanic Federation participate in a Unity March in November 2017 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to highlight the ongoing humanitarian and natural disaster crisis in Puerto Rico. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 12, 2018
Some of the poorest parts of the island remain cut off from the transportation and energy infrastructure.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 31, 2018
“Families aren’t chains. They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers and brothers and sisters.”
Father Tom Smith, OFM Conv., welcomed Lorena Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, to the Holy Retreat Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. (J.D. Long-Garcia)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 30, 2018
“It’s not just, ‘I’ll pray for you.’ We need to do something personally for them.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 22, 2018
“Separating fathers from families has been going on for a while. But now, even mothers are being separated from their children.”
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 19, 2018
“Our country is so important to us. We carry the Dominican Republic in our hearts.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 11, 2018
Uncertain future awaits ‘Dreamers’ after California judge’s DACA injunction
U.S. citizen Benjamin Zepeda, 14, with his mother Lorena Zepeda, who benefits from Temporary Protected Status, have their photo taken after a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 10, 2018
Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., set to lose Temporary Protected Status, are looking for other options to avoid being sent to a country plagued by gang violence.
People hold signs during a news conference Jan. 8 at the New York Immigration Coalition in Manhattan following U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to end the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants. (CNS photo/Andrew Kelly, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 08, 2018
“Our nation must not turn its back on TPS recipients and their families—they too are children of God,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Tex.