J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
A protester holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2019, after the court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 10, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and skepticism of the federal government are forcing Latino leaders to get creative in promoting this year's census, reports J.D. Long-García.
Brendon Busse, S.J., center, celebrates a Mass at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles on June 20 for hospitality workers to view online. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 11)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 31, 2020
For many in the hospitality industry, writes J.D. Long-García, the lingering pandemic means no job, unpaid bills and even imminent homelessness.
Demonstrators in San Diego rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on June 18. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 22, 2020
The Supreme Court has given a reprieve to DACA recipients worried about deportation. But J.D. Long-García reports that they will not rest until they secure a pathway to citizenship.
 (CNS photo/Michael Falco, Fordham University)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 09, 2020
Institutions of higher learning in the United States had expected a drop in international enrollment this fall. Now, they may lose all international students who typically pay higher tuition rates, a source of funding many universities have come to depend on.
President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 09, 2020
President Trump seemed to acknowledge the problematic beginning of his relationship with President López Obrador when he said their friendship developed “against all odds.”
In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 25, 2020
Today’s court decision removes any judicial check on the Trump administration’s efforts to fast-track the deportations of asylum seekers who cannot show strong evidence of persecution in their home countries.
Faith Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 23, 2020
This year, pitchers will not hit—not in the American League nor in the National League. Experts speculate this will lead to a permanent change in baseball.
Faith Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 12, 2020
New ministries are trying to help Latino L.G.B.T. Catholics and their families understand each other by working at the intersection of faith, culture and sexuality, reports J.D. Long-García. The first step is talking openly and honestly.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 11, 2020
It is not uncommon to see a Tesla or a Lexus among the cars in line for food donations at parishes in the diocese.
The numbers show that Catholic print publications are still an effective means of communication. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Faith Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 20, 2020
The trend toward digital content is inevitable, writes J.D. Long-García, but the church must take advantage of the deeper engagement that is unique to print publications.