Occasional Papers
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

Occasional Papers

Between 1972 and 2004, CMS published “occasional papers” on immigration research and policy issues and on the pastoral care of immigrants. Research and policy topics covered in this collection include the integration of Italian American families; low-wage and skilled immigrant workers; legalization programs; employer sanctions; housing issues related to new immigrants; migration and development; civil liberties and national security. The pastoral series includes papers on the theology of migration; the pastoral care of migrants; Vatican II;  and the Catholic Church’s response to refugees and immigrants. The collection includes eminent authors like: Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini (founder of the Missionaries of St. Charles); Graziano Battistella, C.S.; Austin Fragomen, Jr.; Anne Marie and Jacques Gaillard; Andrew Greely; Charles Keely; Donald Kerwin; Mark Miller; Demetrios Papademetriou; Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, C.S.; Charles Wheeler; and Diana Zimmerman.

For years, these papers were only available for purchase, but CMS is now pleased to provide these papers online for free.