J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 04, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status this week.
A Honduran asylum seeker released from detention holds her son while waiting at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, on May 19. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 24, 2019
Federal officials are releasing thousands of asylum seekers in Texas. A Catholic Charities facility is taking up the challenge of providing temporary food and shelter after grueling journeys.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 16, 2019
President Donald Trump announced new priorities for immigration reform from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, underscoring the need for border security, limiting asylum cases and merit-based immigration over family-based immigration.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 04, 2019
“For Jesus, it wasn’t about taking the right stand on issues. It was about standing in the right place.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 01, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is facing an “unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis,” according to officials.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 19, 2019
“We are all humans and we deserve a chance to thrive. We’re not asking for things to be given to us. We’re asking for an opportunity to work hard."
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 14, 2019
U.S. and Mexican bishops urged “the administration to reverse this policy, which needlessly increases the suffering of the most vulnerable and violates international protocols.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 08, 2019
“The historical and practical importance of this ruling cannot be overstated,” according to the deputy director of the A.C.L.U.’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 07, 2019
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona moved the Casa Alitas shelter for asylum seekers to the monastery in January. Their previous location in Tucson was not big enough to accommodate the influx of asylum seekers.
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.