The International Labor Recruitment Working Group was founded in October of 2011 at the end of the first Issues in International Labor Recruitment Retreat, which was organized by CDM. The group includes organizations and individuals working to protect the rights of internationally recruited workers across industries and visa categories. Working group members are collaborating to reform the laws and regulations that govern U.S. work visa programs. Find out more.
Foro Migraciones – Mexico (Migration Forum)
CDM participates in the Foro Migraciones in Mexico, an international network of more than forty civil society organizations, academics, and activists working on migration issues. Find out more.
Red Nacional de Organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos: Todos los Derechos para Todas y Todos
CDM participates in Red TDT, a Mexico-based network of human rights organizations. CDM has attended Red TDT general assemblies and has developed supportive relationships with human rights organizations in Mexico. Find out more.
Low-Wage Worker Legal Network
CDM participates in the Low-Wage Worker Legal Network, a group of US-based workers’ advocates. CDM collaborates with LWWLN in strategic litigation and policy advocacy.
American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic
CDM collaborates with the faculty and students in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law. In 2010, the clinic and CDM published Picked Apart: The Hidden Struggles of Migrant Worker Women in the Maryland Crab Industry. CDM continues to collaborate with the clinic on projects to improve the recruitment and working conditions of guestworkers. Find out more.
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
Co-founded by CDM, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (“Alianza de Campesinas”) is the first national farmworker women’s organization in the U. S. created by current and former farmworker women, along with women who hail from farmworker families.
Conformed by nonprofit organizations and national and international networks, the Collective National Plan of Development-Migration (Collective PND-Migration) has the objective of promoting the inclusion of migration policy from the approaches of development, human rights and gender in the National Development Plan 2013-2018, through inclusive and democratic participation mechanisms.
The Regional Initiative on Labor Mobility (INILAB) is a regional effort of 12 organizations, which proposes work alternatives from civil society, in dialogue and collaboration with public agencies, private initiative and trade unions, to promote actions in favor of human rights and labor rights. temporary migrant workers seeking job opportunities in other countries, through the Regulated Transnational Mobility programs of the Canada-United States-Mexico-Central America region.
University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Transnational Legal Clinic
Since its founding in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Transnational Legal Clinic (TLC) has represented individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief from across the globe and has worked alongside and on behalf of international human rights and community-based organizations on a range of rights-based issues, particularly as they relate to migrants.