Donald Kerwin is the executive director of the Center for Migration Studies, a Catholic think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration.


Politics & Society Short Take
Donald KerwinAugust 06, 2018
Attempting to end birthright citizenship would be disastrous for a nation whose success has turned on its ability to incorporate immigrants.
Donald KerwinDecember 12, 2011
Start by making legal migration benefit everyone.
Donald KerwinSeptember 24, 2007
Not since the “Americanization” movement of the first quarter of the 20th century has the United States given the integration of its immigrants the kind of sustained policy attention it deserves. At its best, that movement sought to promote citizenship, to assure that government agencies
Donald KerwinJune 23, 2003
Over the last two months, thousands of Pakistani immigrants have abandoned their U.S. homes to seek refuge in Canada. Most wait fearfully in shelters and motels in U.S. border cities for their refugee interviews in Canada. The Immigration and Naturalization Service has arrested others who may or may
Donald KerwinDecember 09, 2002
Yolanda González and Hermilo Hernández Velasco grew up in families of subsistence-level farmers in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. After they married, Hermilo traveled to the United States and found work as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Portland, Ore. In May of 2000, Yolanda, 19 years old, hired a
Donald KerwinMay 27, 2002
In The Mercy Factory Christopher J Einolf offers a gripping firsthand account of the challenges terror and exhilaration of representing political asylum-seekers The book vividly captures the work rsquo s life-and-death intensity Like many charitable legal service providers in the field Einolf
Donald KerwinNovember 19, 2001
Catholic social teaching calls us to identify with newcomers, who together with those long settled enjoy a litany of rights based on our common human dignity. Migrants serve as the church’s analogy for itself (a pilgrim church) and for the human condition (a pilgrim people). They recall our an