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…

We Were at the Supreme Court to #DefendDACA and #ProtectTPS

by María Perales Sanchez, Communications Coordinator Today, November 12, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security et al. – the crucial case that challenges Trump’s rescission of DACA. As you may know, I am a plaintiff in this case, and the support from my…

CDM Supports the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 and Vows to Fight for Protections for Farmworkers and their Families

On October 30, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, a bill that would offer undocumented farmworkers and their families a pathway to citizenship. After careful consideration, CDM has chosen to support the Farmworker Modernization Act of 2019 because the bill provides a pathway to lawful…

Rachel Micah-Jones: One of the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch

I’m thrilled to share that Rachel Micah-Jones, CDM’s founder and executive director, has been named one of the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch! Selected by the newsroom staff, the list features the most accomplished trailblazing women in activism, business, politics and the arts in the Baltimore area. This recognition is a testament to Rachel’s…

Renowned Immigrant Workers’ Rights Litigator and Leader to Serve as General Counsel at Transnational Migrant Justice Organization

Mary Bauer to Join Centro de los Derechos del Migrante as General Counsel Transnational workers’ rights organization Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM) has named Mary Bauer, an accomplished litigator, author and social justice leader, as its new General Counsel. Bauer brings three decades of experience serving immigrant communities as a civil rights and…

The U.S.-Guatemala Agreement: A Warning for Mexico

In July, the Trump administration signed a controversial bilateral agreement requiring people from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala to request asylum in Guatemala. This arrangement is known as a safe third country agreement — it increases vulnerability for people who are facing violence and persecution. There’s a dangerous new plot twist. In return, the US…

ACT NOW: With new rules, farmworkers would be paying to work

The start of Fall season is less than one week away — and so is the last chance to save crucial worker protections under the H-2A program. This summer, the Department of Labor published several proposed regulations that threaten to regress key protections for H-2A agricultural migrant workers. With these new rules, migrant workers would…

The Contratadas Chronicles: Stories of Women in [Guest]Work

When I founded CDM fourteen years ago, I envisioned a world where migrant workers’ voices and stories would be reflected in the policies that impact them and in the media. Now, I’m excited to share a very special gift with you. Stories can inspire advocates across movements and mobilize workers to stand up for their rights.…

Over 100,000 Motel 6 Guests to Receive Compensation from $12 Million Settlement 

  Migrants’ rights group searches for victims of discrimination and privacy violations   (August 28, 2019) Individuals who rented a room at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between 2015 and 2017 may be eligible to participate in a financial settlement to compensate them for discrimination and privacy violations.    Employees at seven…