NEW REPORT – Ripe for Reform: Abuse of Agricultural Workers in the H-2A Visa Program.

The stocked (and restocked) grocery stores amid this pandemic highlight the size and scope of the U.S. agriculture business. Integral to that industry is a massive workforce — including hundreds of thousands of men and women who work in fields across the US on H-2A visas. A record 256,667 H-2A workers were hired in 2019,…

Letter to Federal Agencies: H-2B Temporary Work Visa & Impact of COVID-19

We are advocates and legal services providers from across the U.S. who regularly represent and interact with workers employed by H-2B employers in a wide variety of industries and organizations concerned with the well-being of all workers in the United States. Because of the vulnerability of the H-2B workforce, their international travel, their frequent residence…

Migrant workers in the time of COVID-19

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe. During the past two weeks, we have seen COVID-19 exacerbating systemic flaws in guestworker programs. These are the top three issues we’re hearing from workers: Hotel and restaurant workers are stranded and homeless. Workers in the hospitality issues tell us they’re being laid off. Some…

This International Women’s Day, our hearts are with our sisters in Mexico

Today, on International Women’s Day, thousands of women are taking the streets of cities across Mexico to demand justice, equity, accountability and peace. This historic mobilization protests widespread harassment, impunity, labor abuse and femicides. Approximately 10 women and girls die in Mexico every day due to gender-based violence — #NiUnaMás, #NiUnaMenos. As members of civil…

Stand with migrant workers — join us this Friday in Annapolis!

We’re counting on Marylanders to tell legislators just how transformational SB 742 will be — join us Friday, February 21 in Annapolis! We’ll gather in the Senate Office Building at 9am to sign postcards and meet with legislators to share why SB 742 is important for migrant workers.  Together we can deliver the message to…

We got SB 742 introduced in Maryland — join us in rallying with migrant workers!

We have exciting news! Last week Maryland State Senator Susan Lee, a champion for labor trafficking survivors, introduced SB 742 – The Fair Recruitment and Transparency Act in the Maryland legislature. CDM is working with the Maryland Catholic Conference and many other partners in this effort to ensure migrant workers are treated fairly! We have…

Help Us Find the First Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate

For almost seven years, Elizabeth Mauldin energized and inspired our organization, allies and migrant workers with her brilliance, poise, and unshakable commitment to social justice as part of the CDM team. In September, we announced the creation of the Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate for Migrant Women (EMMA) to honor her memory. Today, thanks to your…

A Longtime Ally Joins the CDM Board!

We’re welcoming the new year with an exciting announcement: Rodolfo Córdova Alcaraz, a longtime ally, has joined CDM’s Board of Directors! Rodolfo brings more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, organizational development, fundraising, project implementation and advocacy to advance human rights in the Americas and Europe. He currently serves as Vice President at…

CDM is making headlines — are you ready to join the fight?

Thanks to many generous donations, we’re gearing up to meet our ambitious goals for 2020. There’s still time to join the fight — please consider making a donation to stand with migrant workers. This year, we fought alongside migrant workers, influencing policy decisions, mobilizing allies and removing the border as a barrier to justice. Press…

Our own Mari Perales is a Finalist for Marylander of the Year!

Mari Perales has bravely led by example in challenging the Trump Administration’s rescision of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Through social media, virtually, or in person, you followed her and the CDM Baltimore team as we brought together over one-hundred-fifty #HomeisHere marchers, allies, and community members in Baltimore. You supported her and…

It’s International Migrants Day! Here’s how we can celebrate together

Together, we have fought alongside migrant workers to advance justice across borders. Today, International Migrants Day, is an opportunity to chronicle our impact throughout 2019 and let our successes fuel our goals and fight in 2020. Scroll down to read five of our favorite impact stories from 2019! Our team equipped 7,825 individuals with information…

Build a just and equitable future with migrant worker women — and honor Elizabeth’s legacy

For almost seven years, Elizabeth Mauldin energized and inspired our organization, allies and migrant workers with her brilliance, poise, and unshakable commitment to social justice in her service as our Policy Director. Elizabeth passed away earlier this year, after a six-month battle with cancer. We are so grateful to have learned from her and her…