Since its launch, over 1.2 million workers have used—CDM’s award-winning, crowdsourced ‘Yelp for migrant workers’—to denounce exploitation, know their rights and access relevant news. In the last year alone, the site has averaged 1,000 daily unique visitors.

Migrant Women’s Project

CDM’s Migrant Women’s Project (ProMuMi) empowers migrant women to combat abuse and discrimination. Through ProMuMi, migrant women have successfully advocated for protections that have significantly improved recruitment and working conditions for migrant women, particularly for women working in the Maryland crab industry under H-2B visas. Learn more. 

Litigation Support

CDM represents migrant workers in strategic, high-impact litigation and has won legal victories establishing important precedents to protect low-wage workers’ rights to safe working conditions and fair wages. Learn more.


Shaping Policy Conversations Across Borders


United Nations

  • Global Compact for Migration
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health – OHCHR
  • Commission on the Status of Women

Global Forum on Migration and Development

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


U.S. Congress
Mexican Senate
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (STPS)
United States Trade Representative
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Department of Labor
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State
State government

  • Maryland Congress 
  • California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement 


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Press Coverage

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