J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Mark Gomez, a lay leader of Encuentros Juveniles in the Miami Archdiocese, listens during the Encuentro gathering on Feb. 23 in that city. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 01, 2018
The fifth version of a project started by the U.S. bishops in 1972 goes to the peripheries of the church to welcome back Hispanics.
Activists and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, march up Broadway in New York City on Feb. 15 during the start of their "Walk to Stay Home," a five-day 250-mile walk from New York to Washington to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act to save the program. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 26, 2018
“Now is the time to pass legislation that enables the Dreamers to become citizens and full contributing members of our society,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 18, 2018
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are urging Catholics to call Congress and demand they act on behalf of “Dreamers.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 14, 2018
More than 800,000 Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors, could lose their legal status on March 5.
Members of the Hispanic Federation participate in a Unity March in November 2017 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to highlight the ongoing humanitarian and natural disaster crisis in Puerto Rico. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 12, 2018
Some of the poorest parts of the island remain cut off from the transportation and energy infrastructure.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 31, 2018
“Families aren’t chains. They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers and brothers and sisters.”
Father Tom Smith, OFM Conv., welcomed Lorena Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, to the Holy Retreat Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. (J.D. Long-Garcia)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 30, 2018
“It’s not just, ‘I’ll pray for you.’ We need to do something personally for them.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 22, 2018
“Separating fathers from families has been going on for a while. But now, even mothers are being separated from their children.”
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 19, 2018
“Our country is so important to us. We carry the Dominican Republic in our hearts.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 11, 2018
Uncertain future awaits ‘Dreamers’ after California judge’s DACA injunction