J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Migrants rest near a Mexican immigration center where migrants set up camp in Matamoros, Mexico, on Aug. 1. Turning Mexican border cities into waiting rooms for asylum seekers may be the Trump administration’s most forceful response yet to a surge of migrants, many of them Central American families. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
Politics & Society GoodNews
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 13, 2019
“Let me be clear: This is not a political statement,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “This is a statement of principle. This is about helping people who need our help right now.”
Friends, coworkers and family watch as U.S. immigration officials raid the Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 08, 2019
The near-term hardship “won’t hit for a week or two,” Bishop Kopacz said. But “as time goes on this month, there’s going to be some real crises.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 07, 2019
On Tuesday, Archbishop García-Siller tweeted that the president should “stop hate and racism, starting with yourself.” The tweet has since been deleted.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 06, 2019
“Latinos in this community have a target on their backs.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 25, 2019
Throughout his administration, President Donald Trump has vowed to curb both legal and illegal immigration to the United States.
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 14, 2019
Critics and supporters of the Vatican’s latest document on gender and sexuality may find little common ground on the issue, but they can agree on this: The church needs to further a dialogue about transgender individuals.
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.”