J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
U.S. citizen Benjamin Zepeda, 14, with his mother Lorena Zepeda, who benefits from Temporary Protected Status, have their photo taken after a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 10, 2018
Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., set to lose Temporary Protected Status, are looking for other options to avoid being sent to a country plagued by gang violence.
People hold signs during a news conference Jan. 8 at the New York Immigration Coalition in Manhattan following U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to end the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants. (CNS photo/Andrew Kelly, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 08, 2018
“Our nation must not turn its back on TPS recipients and their families—they too are children of God,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Tex.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 05, 2018
‘Rosca de Reyes’ gives a sweet ending to the 12 days of Christmas.
Politics & Society Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 27, 2017
Puerto Rico was home to widespread poverty and on the verge of bankruptcy. And that was before Hurricane Maria.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 22, 2017
Las Posadas, “the inns,” is a reenactment of the Holy Family’s search for lodging in Bethlehem before the birth of Christ.
Faith News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 21, 2017
For those who were sexually abused by priests, the news of Cardinal Bernard Law’s death evoked an avalanche of emotions.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 15, 2017
More than 22,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children are already subject to deportation, and Congress seems no closer to finding a solution.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 21, 2017
D.H.S. has canceled Temporary Protective Status for Haitians, giving recipients until July 22, 2019, to leave the country.
Father Carlos Francis Mendez visits with Rosa Mendez Torres, a woman who suffers from diabetes, in Las Marias, Puerto Rico. (J.D. Long-García)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 15, 2017
Almost two months after the devastating storm, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is bringing food, water and blessings to the residents of Las Marias, Puerto Rico.
Students tend to family in need at Universidad Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: J.D. Long-García)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 14, 2017
Students “have lifted up this whole university, challenging us to go out to the margins, like Pope Francis asks.”