Justice in Recruitment Project

The Justice in Recruitment Project (JIR) is a groundbreaking workers’ rights initiative to investigate and uncover the actors and processes in low-wage labor recruitment along the Mexico-U.S. migrant stream. By identifying migrant labor recruiters, employers, and their networks and by assessing the trends in their interactions and practices, the JIR is generating previously unavailable information about pre-employment and post-employment conditions of migrant workers. Using this data, CDM, migrant workers, and cross-sector allies are addressing major, systemic abuses in guestworker recruitment through outreach and education, strategic litigation, and policy advocacy.