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.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 09, 2018
Those who cross the border illegally will be unable to claim asylum after President Trump signed a proclamation limiting such claims on Friday.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 08, 2018
Exit polls indicated that immigration was second only to health care in the minds of voters.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 06, 2018
The Trump administration announced plans to end DACA last year, but court rulings have temporarily blocked the termination of the program.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 01, 2018
The monument to the Virgin Mary, which will be surrounded by a meditation garden, was inspired by the Statue of Liberty and commissioned by the San Diego Organizing Project.
Politics & Society NewsJ.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 01, 2018
Hosffman Ospino, an associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at Boston College, moderated a panel discussion on Latinos and Catholic education Oct. 30 at The Catholic University of America.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 29, 2018
Catholic aid groups are among those preparing for migrants fleeing violence in Central America—and who may face a U.S. border slammed shut to asylum seekers.
Politics & Society DispatchesJ.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 23, 2018
Many of the migrants in the caravan are fleeing Central America’s “Northern Triangle”—El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. These countries are beset by “the world’s highest murder rates, deaths linked to drug trafficking and organized crime and endemic poverty.”