J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 25, 2020
Many Latino people of various cultures who call this country home have embraced Thanksgiving—each culture adding its own spice, of course.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 13, 2020
As a layperson, and as a father, I cannot continue to make myself dependent on ordained men. Not for this.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 09, 2020
“The [Biden] administration needs to seize this moment for generational change, especially in terms of immigration.”
The Latinos for Trump Coalition welcomes President Trump on Sept. 14 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 04, 2020
Some Democrats were shocked that President Trump got one-third of the Latino vote. But J.D. Long-García writes that the Latino vote has never been monolithic and probably never will be.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 30, 2020
For those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, celebrations will not be the same this year. But they will still remember the souls who have passed on to new life.
Faith Last Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 27, 2020
Zoom meetings and virtual conferences don’t usually start with music, laughter and dancing, but that’s how V Encuentro does it.
Faith News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 27, 2020
By some estimates, 40 to 45 percent of U.S. Catholics are Latino, including more than 60 percent of Catholics under the age of 18. How many U.S. cardinals are Latino? Zero.
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.”