Worker Leaders Hold National Meeting

It’s been a month since we launched our new report, Fake Jobs For Sale: Analyzing Fraud and Advancing Transparency in U.S. Labor Recruitment.   For members of CDM’s Migrant Defense Committee (“Comité”), a group of over 80 worker leaders and their families, recruitment fraud is part of everyday life. And now, their commitment to combat fraud is stronger…

Migrant Defense Committee Speaks Up

Members of the Migrant Defense Committee (“Comité”), a group of migrant leaders and their families supported by Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM), gathered for their National Meeting in October 2018. They issued the following statement: We are here  because we want our voices to be heard; because telling our stories is power.…

Combatting Recruitment Fraud

Millions Stolen from Migrant Workers in Fake Job Scams (Mexico City, Mexico)—For migrant workers from around the world, a job offer in the United States can promise a higher wage and an opportunity to provide for their family. But for unscrupulous and fraudulent labor contractors, ploying prospective workers with false employment offers in the United…

Migrant workers’ rights in USMCA

Over the last 477 days, we’ve fought to strengthen labor rights in the renegotiated trade agreement. We’ve organized workers and allies across the trinational corridor to convince negotiators that trade and labor are inextricably connected. It was worth it.   Late last night, we learned that negotiators listened to our demands. The full text of the new…

Forum (re)Fraud

Join us in combating fraud in the recruitment of migrant workers! The lack of transparency and accountability in the international recruitment process fuels the business of fake jobs: scammers all over Mexico fabricate nonexistent U.S. job offers to defraud people who are seeking employment. In recent years, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)…

CDM Statement on U.S. withdrawal from U.N. Global Compact for Migration

Trump’s withdrawal from the UN negotiations on migration is disappointing, but not surprising given the Administration’s promotion of policies that undermine the human rights of migrant people and expand the fundamentally flawed temporary labor migration programs without strengthening worker protections. As one of the few civil society representatives at the UN global conference on migration,…

Raise your voice to protect Maryland migrant workers

How to write an email in support of SB 526 / HB 1493 Find your Maryland representative’s name and email here. Create an email using the template below. Feel free to include one of our campaign images below.     Email template   Dear [Insert Representative’s Name], I’m writing to ask you to support SB…

SB 526 / HB 1493: Protecting Migrant Workers in Maryland

SB 526 / HB 1493 strives to improve protections for the tens of thousands of people recruited internationally to Maryland each year under guestworker programs. Migrant workers are vital members of our communities — teaching in schools, providing essential caregiving support to families, picking crabs on the Eastern Shore, maintaining local parks and lawns, and…

CDM’s Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members

Immigration justice attorney Cori Alonso-Yoder, human rights expert Liliane Loya, and experienced portfolio manager Joseph Thurakal join CDM’s Board of Directors Today, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: immigration attorney Ana Corina “Cori” Alonso-Yoder, experienced portfolio manager Joseph Thurakal, and human…

Second Regional Meeting on Labor Recruitment

CDM is proud to co-host the Second Regional Meeting by the Regional Initiative on Labor Mobility (INILAB) to be held on February 8th and 9th 2018 in Mexico City. The INILAB gathers eleven civil organizations from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada to promote spaces for intersectoral and regional dialogue that contribute…

Gender Equality

Through our binational Migrant Women’s Project (Proyecto de Mujeres Migrantes, or ProMuMi), Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) stands with migrant women in demanding equal pay, dignified work, and stronger worker protections. For years, CDM has facilitated workshops with migrant women about their rights in recruitment and employment, cultivated leadership skills, and fostered…

NAALC Supplement to Petition MEX 2016-1

NAALC Supplement MEX 2016-1 – english