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J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“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 & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long-García
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.
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
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.
FaithLast Take
J.D. Long-García
Zoom meetings and virtual conferences don’t usually start with music, laughter and dancing, but that’s how V Encuentro does it.
FaithNews Analysis
J.D. Long-García
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 & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“The government doesn’t want to reunite the children with their parent...They don’t see it as their role.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
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 & SocietyDispatches
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“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.”
FaithFaith
J.D. Long-García
With a global pandemic, ongoing racial tensions and the presidential election, Hispanic Heritage Month is looking a little different in 2020.
FaithNews
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Everyone dies, but not all cultures observe death in the same way.