J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Photo of Carlos Riudavets Montes, S.J. courtesy of Vatican News
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 13, 2018
Carlos Riudavets Montes, S.J. worked among the indigenous in Perú’s Amazonian region.
Young people stand during a daylong regional encuentro Oct. 28 at Herndon Middle School in Herndon, Va.  (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 03, 2018
“For Hispanics, whatever the priest says goes. But that’s not right. The priest is not God. Nobody is above God.”
Honduras immigrant seeking asylum, Carlos Fuentes Maldonado holds his daughter Mia, 1, after they were reunited, Monday, July 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 26, 2018
An estimated 463 parents have already been deported, further complicating the family reunification effort.
The Rev. Gilbert Guzman was ordained to the priesthood with nine others June 2 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. (Victor Alemán/Angelus News)
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 23, 2018
While discernment is never easy, it was even more complicated as a Latino.
In this June 6, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 13, 2018
The private letter, sent more than a year ago, may have had changed Mr. Kelly’s mind for a time.
Pepe Urzua, a roofer who arrived from Mexico eight years ago, cradles his two-month-old daughter, Luna, as his wife, Betty, holds their daughter, Scarlet, during the a street festival in Goshen, Ind., on June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 10, 2018
A growing number of Americans are open to increases in legal immigration, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 19, 2018
“‘What can I do?’ That’s what everyone needs to ask themselves. We can’t be paralyzed. We need to act.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 08, 2018
“We do have a sovereign border, but we also have a call to recognize that there are people who are fleeing to this country to save their own lives.”
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 25, 2018
The Secretary of Education stirred up controversy when she said it was up to schools to decide if an undocumented student should be reported to authorities.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 16, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security ignored warnings from top officials at the State Department by ending T.P.S. for Hondurans on May 4.