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.
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.
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.
Since 2010, CDM Founder and Executive Director Rachel Micah-Jones has taught students in the International and Comparative Law Clinic, and CDM has hosted clinical law students in its Mexico and Baltimore offices for their clinic semester. The students have engaged in extensive on-the-ground case outreach and fact investigations, meeting with Mexico-based clients in their home communities, as well as intensive legal research and writing to support international human rights litigation, domestic litigation, and policy campaigns.
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.