J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.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 News
J.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.
Honduran migrants climb on a truck Oct. 23 in Chiquimula, Guatemala, as they travel with other Central Americans in a caravan heading to the United States. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.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.
Central American migrants depart from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.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.”
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 19, 2018
A new proposal from the Department of Homeland Security could make it much more difficult for legal immigrants to get green cards in the United States. But even before its implementation, the proposal has led immigrants to avoid receiving public benefits.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 17, 2018
While recommitting to help, L.I.R.S. and the U.S. bishops called on the Trump administration to “commit to immigration policies that are humane and uphold each individual’s human dignity.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 09, 2018
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean nation of Haiti Oct. 6, with authorities estimating 15 dead and 333 injured, the Associated Press reports.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 03, 2018
St. Francis didn’t just serve the poor and love animals. He taught us how to die well, too.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 02, 2018
Posada Guadalupe can host as many as 20 young men at a time. They work on their G.E.D.s and learn English while they wait for their asylum applications to be processed.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 24, 2018
"Young Latinos are engaged. They are open to giving of themselves,” Archbishop José Gomez said. “We need to be more conscious of ministries for young Catholics.”