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…

We’re (almost) ready to close out 2021 – but we need your help!

2022 is right around the corner – and after listening to powerful leaders from the Comité, we couldn’t be more excited to put their vision into action! All of CDM’s work is built from the ground up. Our goals and strategies stem from the experiences and priorities of migrant workers across borders. As a group…

Impact and Learnings of our Protein Processing Worker Project

We’re nearing the end of 2021. But before turning the page on this year, we want to highlight the importance of bridging workers’ rights and public health. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, food chain workers have kept us alive, risking their lives and facing egregious working conditions. A recent CDM survey with 288 protein processing workers…

This International Migrants Day, let’s celebrate what we’ve accomplished together

Tomorrow, on International Migrants Day, we’re celebrating the power of migrant workers. Throughout this year, CDM has been proud to support thousands of migrant workers in shaping policies, taking legal action and organizing for change. And we couldn’t have done it without you. Your kindness and generous support have advanced our work beyond our most…

Three Days of Power, Justice and Joy: The Comité’s National Meeting

The last few days have been filled with reunions, joy and power. We finally held an in-person National Meeting of worker leaders from CDM’s Migrant Defense Committee (Comité) in Mexico City. It was reenergizing to see that this group of worker leaders is more committed than ever to fight for migrant justice! Day ONE: After…

What are we thankful for? You. Here are 5 litigation success stories to explain why.

I am beyond grateful for you. Thanks to our wonderful allies and supporters, this year has been marked with a range of litigation success stories. We are proud to fight for migrant justice alongside courageous migrant workers, powerful co-counsel and you. Here are some of our favorite stories of impact: Filing a motion to approve…

Building Worker Solidarity in Delmarva’s Food Chain Industries: The Salisbury Fall Festival

On Thursday, November 4, we joined our allies at Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, UFCW Local 27 and others to host the Salisbury Fall Festival, bringing together nearly 200 community members for music, food, family fun and connections with Delmarva nonprofits. The Festival was the latest in our efforts to ensure that food chain workers in…

New Op-Ed: We need an inclusive pathway to citizenship

A pathway to citizenship would be transformative for millions of people in the United States. For the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers on visas, whose immigration status is tied to their employers, a pathway to citizenship would mean the ability to find alternative jobs and leave dangerous working conditions. It’s a matter of life…

New Lawsuit: Engracia Sues Her Employers for Labor Trafficking and Wage Violations

In 2012, Engracia Hernández-García was offered a job as a domestic worker on a B-1 visa. But when she arrived at her employers’ house in the US, she realized conditions were far from what she was promised. But Engracia is fighting back. Today, Engracia filed a lawsuit against her two employers and two people involved…

Our new op-ed: Ambassador Salazar should listen to migrant workers

Labor migration is in the spotlight. On Monday, Mexican President AMLO urged President Biden to offer temporary work visas to deter asylum seekers from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador from arriving at the U.S. border. Similarly, government officials from Mexico and the US discussed the issue at the recently relaunched High-Level Economic Dialogue. At the…