Breaking the Shell: How Maryland’s Migrant Crab Pickers Continue to Be “Picked Apart”

A followup to 2010’s Picked Apart: The Hidden Struggles of Migrant Worker Women in the Maryland Crab Industry, this new report reveals how H-2B guestworkers remain in a daily fight for their rights and dignity in an atmosphere still rife with gender-based abuse — even when they have been deemed ‘essential’ workers under the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ripe for Reform: Abuses of Agricultural Workers in the H-2A Visa Program

From September 2019 to January 2020, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Center for Migrants’ Rights, or “CDM”) traveled across Mexico to interview 100 individuals who had worked as H-2A workers in the U.S. within the past four years. These in-depth interviews revealed a dark side to the H-2A program. The program is rife with systemic violations of workers’ legal rights.

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Shining A Light on Summer Work: A First Look at the Employers Using the J-1 Summer Work Travel Visa

Friend-of-the-Court Brief: NY Farmworkers’ Exclusion from Legal Protections

Through the voices of workers, this CDM friend-of-the-court brief challenges New York farmworkers’ exclusion from legal protections for the right to organize and bargain collectively—rights guaranteed to all under the state’s constitution.

Friend-of-the-Court Brief Seeks to Put a Stop to Exploitative Recruitment Fees

Alongside over a dozen allies, CDM filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit holding employers accountable for charging illegal fees in international labor recruitment.

Impact Report 2015

Ten Years of Impact documents CDM’s first decade of groundbreaking, transnational advocacy. Read the report to learn more about our unique model for impactful migrant justice advocacy.