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J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center on March 17 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 31, 2020
Ms. Aguila and her husband are undocumented immigrants, but their children are U.S. citizens. If the children catch the coronavirus, she said, they will have health care. But as far as her husband and herself, Ms. Aguila said their only plan is just to not get sick.
A border patrol agent walks along a wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego on March 18. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 20, 2020
The “social distancing” required by the coronavirus is making it more difficult to provide essential services to migrants and asylum seekers stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border, writes J.D. Long-García.
Supporters gather outside before a rally for President Donald Trump at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Feb, 21, 2020. (Dylan Stewart/Image of Sport via AP)
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 10, 2020
About one-fourth of U.S. Latino voters strongly support President Trump. The positive direction of the economy is a major reason for their approval, writes J.D. Long-García.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 30, 2020
Of the 7,000 asylum cases that have been completed in the El Paso sector since the policy was implemented, only 15 individuals received asylum—a denial rate of more than 99 percent.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 04, 2019
Hint: It’s about food. And Mary.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 12, 2019
On Nov. 12, the U.S. bishops elected Archbishop Gomez to be the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the first ballot.
A podium is seen in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 2, 2019, prior to the start of a DACA demonstration. On Nov. 12, the court will hear arguments in a challenge to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The case will affect the lives of more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 11, 2019
“Our nation made a promise to these ‘Dreamers,’” Archbishop Gomez wrote. “We have a moral obligation. It is time for the president and Congress to honor that promise and live up to this obligation.”
Politics & Society Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 04, 2019
“They died on their way to this country and made that journey from life into death,” Ms. Marquez said. “In the end, we will find them there with our God."
Delegates celebrate the Sept. 23, 2018, closing session of the Fifth National Encuentro, or V Encuentro, in Grapevine, Texas. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 31, 2019
Surveys show a long-term decline in U.S. Latinos identifying as Catholic, reports J.D. Long-García. The church is identifying ways to keep second- and third-generation immigrants in the pews.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 13, 2019
The racism that is now a part of public life must be named and opposed, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Tex., said in a new pastoral letter.