J. Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby is the senior director of international migration policy for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). Prior to joining CMS and SIMN, Mr. Appleby served as the director of migration policy and public affairs of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for more than 16 years. Mr. Appleby has also worked as Deputy Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference in Annapolis, Maryland. He has testified before Congress on immigration issues and represented the US Catholic bishops on these issues at public events and with the media. He is co-editor of the volume, On Strangers No Longer:  Perspectives on the US-Mexican Catholic Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on Migration.

Mr. Appleby worked for Senator Russell Long of Louisiana and select committees of the US Senate, including the Senate Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and a law degree from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Appleby comes from a family of six siblings and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.