Politics & Society NewsJ.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 NewsJ.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 DispatchesJ.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 NewsJ.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 08, 2019
“This barrier is absolutely critical for border security.”
Politics & Society NewsJ.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 DispatchesJ.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 FaithJ.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
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 04, 2018
In the fiscal year of 2018, U.S. immigration judges denied asylum in 65 percent of cases.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 19, 2018
Members of the Central American caravan will likely have to wait months to have their asylum cases heard, according to the Rev. Pat Murphy, a Scalabrini priest who runs the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Baja California. Fewer than 5 percent will be granted asylum, he said.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 13, 2018
The “Catholic Removal Impact Survey of Society” surveyed 133 deportees to provide insights into the effects of deportation on immigrants and their families.