J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
A protester holds a sign that reads "Fighting for more than just a Dream," as he joined Dreamers and hundreds of demonstrators calling for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in early February outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles. CNS photo/Mike Nelson, EPA) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 06, 2019
A compromise to protect Dreamers and T.P.S. recipients “must not be achieved at the expense of other immigrant children and families,” said Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez in testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 14, 2019
A new Catholic initiative connects volunteers with undocumented members of the community who need support.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 01, 2019
Mexican Catholics commemorate the day Mary and Joseph presented the Lord in the temple by bringing statues of the Child Jesus to Mass. And afterward: tamales.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 22, 2019
Most of the undocumented immigrants who are in the United States have overstayed a visa and did not cross the border illegally, according to a new analysis from the Center of Migration Studies.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 18, 2019
The study found Latina immigrant women in Arizona who were pregnant during the contentious S.B. 1070 passage had babies with lower birthweight compared with those in prior years. Average birth weights did not decrease among U.S.-born white, black or Latina women during the same time.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 10, 2019
“We witness daily how, working together, people of all faiths can focus on helping the person in front of us,” Sister Pimentel, the executive director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley, wrote in an op-ed addressed to the president yesterday in The Washington Post.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 08, 2019
“This barrier is absolutely critical for border security.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 04, 2019
There is plenty of work to be done at the border that does not include building a wall.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 26, 2018
Many people are asking: Do we need a border wall? While the Trump administration has said the wall is necessary to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking, many faith leaders who live along the border see things differently.
Politics & Society Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 13, 2018
Archbishop García-Siller keynoted “The Church in America: A Conversation on Immigration,” an event co-sponsored by America Media and the Mexican American Catholic College. Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and Sean Carroll, S.J., executive