Another HUGE win for migrant workers!

This is a watershed moment. On Tuesday,  Mexico and the United States signed a historic agreement (MOU) on protections for migrant workers. Thanks to our relentless advocacy, the agreement includes unprecedented provisions to strengthen workers’ rights across the region! For the past 17 years, CDM has led cross-border campaigns to advance migrant justice and gender…

Huge win for migrant and immigrant workers!

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an immigration relief policy for migrant and immigrant workers who face abuse and defend their workplace rights. This policy will empower workers to speak out and take action against exploitative employers by providing them temporary immigration protections and permission to work in the US when raising their voice against unsafe and…

Looking to 2026 this Int’l Migrants Day!

Qatar 2022 is over, now on to North America 2026 Now that this year’s FIFA World Cup is behind us (Congratulations, Argentina!), all eyes are on Mexico, United States and Canada who will co-host the mega-event in 2026. And after the infamous treatment of migrant workers in Qatar, we must ensure that next time human rights will be protected.…

BIG NEWS in our class action lawsuit!

Six weeks ago we filed a huge case against Hyundai Mobis in Georgia. Now, we’re taking this fight to KIA, too! This case alleges that auto industry giants, Hyundai Mobis and KIA, are taking advantage of an underregulated TN visa program to hire Mexican engineers to work in low-wage entry level positions on their production lines. And they are paying these migrant…

Stand with migrant workers this Human Rights Day!

  The right to work with dignity and respect is a fundamental human right. Now more than ever we must stand with migrant workers to ensure that they have the information and tools they need to protect their rights and stand up to abuse in the workplace. CDM’s Migrant Defense Committee (Comité), a group of…

Introducing… Boundless!!

Exciting news! Today, CDM is introducing our new, high-impact fund, Boundless! The fund gives us the space to innovate, take bold risks, and respond quickly to new developments.  In today’s world, migrant workers and their advocates face new challenges and opportunities every day. CDM has the expertise, tools, talent and creativity to make the most…

Just Filed! Six workers sue Hyundai Mobis, Allswell and SPJ Connect in Class-Action Lawsuit.

Isidro Arellano, CDM’s client, joined 5 other engineers from Mexico in a class-action lawsuit against Hyundai Mobis, Allswell, a staffing agency and SPJ Connect, a recruiting agency. The case alleges that these workers suffered fraud, discrimination and wage violations and were exploited in a scheme for low-wage labor in Hyundai and Kia’s automotive supply chain…

Video: Protein Processing Worker Project Impact 2020 – 2021

Through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (The Center for Migrant’s Rights, or CDM) launched the Protein Processing Worker Project (PPP) to address the disproportionate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on processing workers and their communities, focusing on Delmarva during the project’s…

Introducing SOL on our 17th anniversary

In celebration of our 17th anniversary, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante presents to you: SOL, our newest tech innovation that will significantly expand our capacity and reach by answering workers’ questions in real-time and streamlining our case intake process. Every day, dozens of migrant workers contact CDM seeking information about their rights and requesting support…

After 373 days without a response, more migrant women are increasing the pressure on the U.S government.

It’s been over a year since we supported Maritza Perez Ovando and Adareli Ponce Hernandez in filing the first ever complaint against the U.S. government under the USMCA. Supported by more than 153 signatories — 125 organizations and 28 leading academics — the complaint argued that the US is allowing migrant women like Maritza and…

This IWD, We’re Honoring Migrant Women Advancing Justice

Every day, our team proudly stands with migrant worker women by supporting them to exercise and advance their rights. Many women have transformed their experiences of abuse, discrimination, and injustice into stories of resilience and change. Their leadership inspires others to learn about their rights and organize to improve their working conditions. From mobilizing their…

Check out Lissette’s op-ed in the Washington Post!

Everyone’s talking about cruise ships. According to the CDC, COVID-19 cases on cruise ships have increased 30-fold in the past two weeks. Media coverage includes plenty of quotes from cruise line representatives who have minimized the danger as well as tales from passengers whose vacations went awry due to ship-wide outbreaks and closed ports. Notably…