Politics & Society DispatchesJ.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.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.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.
Politics & Society News AnalysisJ.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 DispatchesJ.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 FocusJ.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 04, 2019
Hint: It’s about food. And Mary.
Faith DispatchesJ.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.
Politics & Society NewsJ.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 FaithJ.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."
Faith DispatchesJ.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 NewsJ.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.