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AVISO DE PRENSA: el CDM lanza herramienta innovadora para combatir el abuso en el reclutamiento September 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVISO DE PRENSA

29 de septiembre, 2014

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN HASTA: 30 de septiembre, 2014

 

Contacto de prensa:

Alissa Escarce, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CDM launches innovative tool to combat recruitment abuse September 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                         

September 29, 2014

EMBARGOED UNTIL: September 30, 2014

Media Contact:

Alissa Escarce

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

From the United States: 1-855-234-9699

Fro ...

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PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: El CDM y Radio Bilingüe lanzan proyecto de colaboración de radio July 17, 2014

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

17 de Julio, 2014

Contactos de prensa:

Alissa Escarce, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) 410-783-0236; alissa@cdmigrante.org

María de Jesús Gómez, Radio Bilingüe 559-455-5782; chuyag@radiobilingue.org

 

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. y Radio Bilingüe lanzan colaboración en una  nueva ser ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CDM and Radio Bilingüe Launch Collaborative Radio Project July 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2014

Press Contacts:

Alissa Escarce, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)410-783-0236; alissa@cdmigrante.orgMaría de Jesús Gómez, Radio Bilingüe559-455-5782; chuyag@radiobilingue.org

 

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. and Radio Bil ...

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PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: La 2da edición del manual Transferencias de Dinero a México ayuda a los trabajadores en México a recibir su debida indemnización May 7, 2014

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

7 de mayo, 2014

Contacto(s) de prensa:

Sarah Karpovich, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

410-783-0236; skarp@cdmigrante.org

 

Nan Schivone, Global Workers Justice Alliance

646-351-1160; nan@globalworkers.org

 

La 2da edición del  manual Transferenc ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2nd Edition of Money Manual Helps Mexico-Based Workers Receive Due Compensation May 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2014

 

Press contact(s):

 

Sarah Karpovich, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

410-783-0236; skarp@cdmigrante.org

 

Nan Schivone, Global Workers Justice Alliance

646-351-1160; nan@globalworkers.org

 

2nd Edition of Money Manual He ...

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Anuncio: se lanzó una gran campaña para prevenir el fraude en el reclutamiento! April 4, 2014

Hoy, el CDM está capacitando a miembros del personal de la Secretaría de Trabajo y Previsión Social de México (STPS), quienes trabajarán en un centro de llamadas designado para una nueva línea telefónica para la prevención del fraude en el reclutamiento de las y los trabajadores migrantes H-2.

El CDM, ProDESC, INEDIM, Jornaleros Safe y Global Workers han trabajado juntos con la S ...

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Announcing the launch of a major recruitment fraud prevention campaign! April 4, 2014

Today, CDM is training staff members from Mexico’s Secretary of Labor (STPS in Spanish) who will work in a call center designated for a new recruitment fraud prevention hotline for H-2 migrant workers.

CDM, ProDesc, INEDIM, Jornaleros Safe and Global Workers, have worked closely with STPS and the Mexican Foreign Ministry (SRE in Spanish), to establish a major new recruitment fraud pre ...

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Noticias importantes: los Secretarios de Trabajo de México y EEUU firman declaración en respuesta a comunicaciones públicas presentadas por CDM y aliados April 3, 2014

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA Para su publicación inmediata

3 abril 2014

 

Contacta a:

Sarah Karpovich

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

410-783-0236

skarp@cdmigrante.org

 

Jessica Felix-Romero

Farmworker Justice

202-800-2524

jromero@farmworkerjustice.org

 

Big News: US and Mexican Labor Secretaries Sign Declaration In Response to Petitions filed by CDM and Allies April 3, 2014

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

April 3, 2014

 

Contact:

Sarah Karpovich

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

410-783-0236

skarp@cdmigrante.org

Jessica Felix-Romero

Farmworker Justice

202-800-2524

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Migrantes exigen justicia February 18, 2014

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA       

Para su difusión inmediata

18 de Febrero de 2014

 

Contacto: Kristin Love, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., +52 55.5211.9397, kristin@cdmigrante.org

 

En la Víspera de la Cumbre de Líderes de América del Norte, Migrantes Exigen Justicia

Ciudad de México—Lo ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Migrants Demand Justice February 18, 2014

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

February 18, 2014

Media Contact: Kristin Love, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.,

+55 5211.9397 (in Mexico), 410-783-0236 (in the U.S.) kristin@cdmigrante.org

 

On Eve of North American Leaders’ Summit, Migrants Demand Justice

Mexico City- Migra ...

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AVISO DE PRENSA: Rueda de prensa 18 de febrero para exigir la justicia para migrantes February 17, 2014

AVISO DE PRENSA                                                                                

17 de febrero, 2014   

 

Contacto de Prensa:

Kristin Love

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

+55 5211.9397, kristin@cdmigrante.org

 

En Vísperas del Cumbre de Líderes de Améri ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 2/18 Press Conference to Demand Migrant Justice February 17, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                      

February 17, 2014

 

Media Contact:

Kristin Love

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

+55 5211.9397, kristin@cdmigrante.org

 

 On the Eve of the North American Leaders’ S ...

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El CDM responde al discurso sobre el Estado de la Nación en EEUU January 29, 2014

Anoche en su discurso anual sobre el Estado de la Nación, el Presidente de los Estados Unidos Barack Obama urgió al Congreso aprobar la reforma migratoria este año, por la cual las comunidades de inmigrantes y los líderes laborales, líderes de comunidades de fe y líderes empresariales han estado luchando. El Presidente prometió aumentar el salario mínimo a las personas con contratos fed ...

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CDM’s Response to the State of the Union Address January 29, 2014

Last night during the State of the Union Address, President Obama called for increased opportunity in the United States. He called for Congress to act this year on immigration reform that immigrant communities, labor leaders, faith leaders, and business leaders have advocated for. The President promised to raise the minimum wage in federal contracts; a move that will have a positive impact on m ...

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Give to CDM Today! December 31, 2013

Dear friends,

You are outstanding: thank you.

In 2013, supporters like you helped us win bipartisan support for international labor recruitment reform; strengthen migrant worker leadership across Mexico and the United States; bring migrant leaders and a delegation of migrant women to Washington; and protect fair and carnival workers from retaliation and abuse.

Let&# ...

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CDM Stands with Migrant Workers December 18, 2013

CDM Stands with Migrant Workers

By Lilián López Gracian, Promotion, Education and

Leadership Development Coordinator 

 

For eight years, CDM has been standing with migrant workers, defending their rights and helping them to advocate for themselves. Today, as we celebrate International Migrants Day, we honor both t ...

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El CDM se Une a la Lucha con Los Trabajadores Migrantes December 18, 2013

El CDM se Une a la Lucha con Los Trabajadores Migrantes

Por Lilián López Gracian, Coordinadora del Área de Promoción, Educación y

Programas del Desarrollo de Liderazgo

Durante ocho años, CDM se ha solidarizado con las y los trabajadores migrantes, defendiendo sus derechos y orientándoles sobre cómo defenderlos por sí mis ...

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Los trabajadores presentan demanda contra el Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos en su lucha para los salarios justos December 12, 2013

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

11 de diciembre, 2013

 

Los trabajadores presentan demanda contra el Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos en su lucha para los salarios justos

BALTIMORE, MD– Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., y sus aliados presentaron una demanda hoy en Pennsylvania contra el Departamento de Trabaj ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Workers file suit against the U.S. Department Of Labor in Fight for Just Wages December 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 11, 2013

 

Workers file suit against the U.S. Department Of Labor in Fight for Just Wages

BALTIMORE, MD– Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., and allies filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania today against the Department of Labor (DOL) to ensure that mi ...

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Bill Monitoring Foreign Labor Recruitment Introduced in the House October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

On Monday, October 28, H.R. 3344, the Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013 (FORTE), a bill that regulates foreign labor recruiters, was introduced in the House.

H.R. 3344 reforms the employment-based visa system to include some additional worker protections, including critical safeguards against recruitment abuse.  The bill incl ...

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Se Presenta Proyecto de Ley para Monitorear el Reclutamiento Laboral Internacional en la Cámara de Representantes October 30, 2013

30 de Octubre, 2013

El lunes 28 de Octubre, se presento en la Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. el proyecto de ley H.R. 3344 titulado el Acto del 2013 Para la Eliminación del Fraude en el Reclutamiento y la Trata en el Extranjero (FORTE por sus siglas en inglés), una propuesta que busca regular a los reclutadores laborales fuera de los Estados Unidos.

El proyecto de ley re ...

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President Obama Calls on Congress to Act October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013

Today President Obama gave remarks at the White House calling on the House of Representatives to take initiative in passing immigration reform.  President Obama stated that after the government shutdown and near debt default, the House of Representatives should push forward with their own proposals for immigration reform or take up the bipartisan Senate bill that was re ...

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Mujeres Migrantes Speak Out October 8, 2013

This week, CDM and our allies organized a historic delegation of internationally recruited women workers from México, the Philippines, and Ecuador. The group of amazing women traveled to D.C. this week to highlight their unique experiences as migrant worker women in the U.S. and during the recruitment process in their communities of origin. Never before have women come together in this way to ...

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Mujeres Migrantes Demandan Reformas October 8, 2013

Esta semana, CDM y sus aliados organizó una delegación histórica de trabajadoras reclutadas internacionalmente provenientes de México, las Filipinas y Ecuador. Este increíble grupo de mujeres viajo a Washington D.C. esta semana para subrayar sus experiencias únicas como trabajadoras migrantes en los EE.UU. y durante el proceso de reclutamiento en sus comunidades ...

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Internationally Recruited Women Urge Policymakers To Address Pervasive Flaws in Temporary Work Programs and Recruitment Process October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A delegation of internationally recruited women workers from México, the Philippines, and Ecuador arrived today in Washington, D.C. to educate policymakers about the unique issues that women face during the recruitment process in their communities of origin and as temporary workers in the United States. The delegation is here to advocate for a just and ...

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Mujeres Reclutadas Internacionalmente Exhortan a Congresistas a Abordar las Fallas Endémicas en los Programas de Visas de Trabajo y en el Proceso de Reclutamiento October 7, 2013

7 de Octubre, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C.—Una delegación de mujeres reclutadas internacionalmente provenientes de México, las Filipinas y Ecuador llego hoy a Washington D.C. para educar a políticos sobre la problemática única que mujeres enfrentan durante el proceso de reclutamiento en sus comunidades de origen y como trabajadores temporales en los Estados Unidos. La delegación esta aqu ...

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National Day of Dignity and Respect October 5, 2013

Oct. 5, 2013

Today, thousands of people are taking to the streets to call on Congress to pass fair and inclusive immigration reform. A broad coalition of immigrant communities and allies from faith, labor, and civil society groups will stage over 140 events and actions all around the U.S. as part of the National Day of Dignity and Respect. Together, we will send a message that our commu ...

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El Comité de Defensa del Migrante Hace un Llamado a los Gobiernos de México y los EE.UU. a Iniciar Consultas Ministeriales October 4, 2013

El Comité de Defensa del Migrante escribió una carta exhortando a las Oficinas Administrativas Nacionales de México y Estados Unidos del Acuerdo de Cooperación Laboral de América del Norte (ACLAN) a dar seguimiento a las consultas entre las Secretarias de Trabajo de ambos países. El Comité escribió una carta el 14 de Septiembre, en el aniversario numero 20 del ACLAN, el acurdo firmado c ...

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Migrant Defense Committee Calls on Mexican and U.S. Governments to Initiate Ministerial Consultations October 4, 2013

The Comité de Defensa del Migrante (Migrant Defense Committee or Comité) wrote a letter urging the Mexican and U.S. National Administrative Offices (NAO) of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC) to pursue consultations between the Mexican and U.S. Departments of Labor. The Comité wrote the letter on September 14, the 20th anniversary of the NAALC, the labor side accord to ...

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ADVISORY: Delegation of Migrant Women Highlight Flaws in U.S. Guestworker Programs October 4, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 4, 2013                                          

Media Contact:

Moravia de la O

(410) 783-0236, moravia@cdmigrante.org

Internationally Recruited Women Urge Policymakers To Address Pervasive Flaws in Temporary Work Programs and Recruitment Process

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AVISO: Delegación de Mujeres Migrantes Subraya Fallas en Programas de Visas de Trabajo en los EE.UU. October 4, 2013

AVISO DE PRENSA

4 de Octubre, 2013

Contacto de Prensa:

Moravia de la O

(410) 783-0236, moravia@cdmigrante.org

Mujeres Reclutadas Internacionalmente Exhortan a Congresistas a Abordar las Fallas Endémicas en los Programas de Visas de Trabajo y en el Proceso de Reclutamiento

CUANDO: Lunes 7 de Octubre del 2013 al miércoles 9 d ...

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House Democrats Introduce New Immigration Reform Bill October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013

Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced an immigration reform bill similar to the one passed by the Senate this June, but with different border security provisions. By introducing a bill with many bipartisan measures, Democrats in the House of Representatives are sending a clear message that they will contin ...

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Standing With All Migrant Women September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013

Dear friends,

This morning, I was arrested for civil disobedience outside of the House of Representatives along with more than 100 other women—including immigrants, community leaders, allies and advocates—who support immigration reform. The action, organized by the We Belong Together campaign, included the largest number of undocumented immigrant women to da ...

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Apoyando a Todas las Mujeres Migrantes September 12, 2013

12 de Septiembre, 2013

Queridos amigos y amigas,

Esta mañana fui arrestada por participar en un acto de desobediencia civil fuera de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos junto a otras más de 100 mujeres que apoyan una reforma a las leyes migratorias, incluyendo migrantes, lideres comunitarios, aliados y defensores. El acto, organizado por la campaña “We Belong T ...

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Migrant Workers Serve Lawsuit Against Fair Company in California August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

Today, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) and the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court in July 2013 for violations of state and federal minimum wage and o ...

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Trabajadores Presentan Demanda Contra Empresa de Ferias en California August 21, 2013

21 de Agosto, 2013

Hoy el Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) y Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) entregaron aviso oficial sobre una demanda interpuesta en Julio del 2013 ante un tribunal federal contra Butler Amusements, Inc., la empresa de ferias más grande en el oeste de los EE.UU., por violaciones a las leyes de salarios mínimos y horas extras.

Lo ...

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Senate Passes Immigration Bill That Will Prevent Recruitment Abuse June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

Today the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, by a vote of 68 to 32. The Senate bill would create a roadmap to citizenship for millions of aspiring citizens and help families stay together. The Senate bill includes worker protections from recruitment abuse and retaliation, and increases migrant workers’ acces ...

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Senado de los EE.UU. Aprueba Reforma Migratoria Que Prevendrá Abuso en el Reclutamiento June 27, 2013

27 de Junio del 2013

Hoy el Senado de los Estados Unidos aprobó el proyecto de ley Seguridad Fronteriza, Oportunidad Económica y Modernización de la Migración, S. 744, por un voto de 68 a 32. La propuesta de ley crearía un camino a la ciudadanía para millones de ciudadanos aspirantes y ayudaría a familias a mantenerse unidas. El proyecto de ley del Senado incluye protecciones labo ...

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UPDATE (June 26, 2013): Senate Immigration Bill Nears Historic Vote June 26, 2013

The Senate voted today 69-29 in favor of Leahy amendment 1183, which includes the Corker-Hoeven border surge provisions. In the last few days, the immigration bill in the Senate has gained significant bipartisan support as a result of these provisions.  The Senate then voted 67-31 on a motion to close debate on the substitute bill.  A vote by the entire Senate on the immigration bill is ex ...

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ACTUALIZACION (26 de junio, 2013): Reforma Migratoria A Pasos de Voto Historico June 26, 2013

El Senado de los EE.UU. voto hoy 69-29 a favor de la Enmienda 1183 de Leahy, la cual incluye provisiones que, entre otras cosas, buscan incrementar el numero de agentes fronterizos en el sur del país. En los últimos días, el proyecto de ley ha ganado apoyo bilateral en el Senado de los EE.UU. como resultado de estas provisiones. El Senado después voto 67-31 a favor de concluir el debate sob ...

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Update: (June 25, 2013) Immigration Bill Moves Forward in the Senate June 25, 2013

The Senate voted yesterday 67-27 on the motion for cloture (a motion to end debate on the underlying amendment) to Senator Leahy’s Amendment 1183 which included the Corker-Hoeven border security agreement.  Many see yesterday’s vote as a predictor of the ultimate success of the Senate immigration bill.

There will be additional procedural motions this week, and the Senate is expe ...

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ACTUALIZACION: (25 de junio, 2013) Proyecto de Ley de Inmigración Avanza en el Senado June 25, 2013

El Senado voto ayer, con 67 votos a favor y 27 votos en contra, para limitar el tiempo de debate sobre la Enmienda 1183 del Senador Leahy, el cual incluyó el acuerdo Corker-Hoeven sobre la seguridad fronteriza. Muchos ven el voto de ayer como indicación del eventual éxito del proyecto de ley sobre la inmigración en el Senado.

Habrán propuestas adicionales de procedimiento esta seman ...

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ACTUALIZACION: Enmienda Sobre la Frontera a la Reforma Migratoria June 25, 2013

Durante los últimos meses, el Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) ha estado monitoreando el desarrollo de la reforma migratoria en el Senado de los EE.UU. El proyecto de ley, conocido como S. 744, toma pasos importantes hacia la creación de un camino a la ciudadanía inclusivo para los 11 millones de aspirantes a la ciudadanía, unidad familiar y protecciones a trabajadores inmigr ...

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UPDATE: Border Amendment to Immigration Reform Bill June 24, 2013

Over the past few months, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) has been monitoring developments in the Senate on immigration reform.  Senate Bill 744 takes significant steps towards creating an inclusive roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring citizens, family unity, and worker protections for both immigrants to the United States ...

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Media Advisory: Advocates for Internationally Recruited Workers Respond to the Senate Immigration Bill April 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2013 Media contact: Moravia de la O, (410) 783-0236, moravia@cdmigrante.org

Baltimore, MD — Yesterday, members of the Senate introduced the highly anticipated bill to reform immigration policy in the United States. Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM; Center for Migrant Rights, in English), a transnati ...

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Aviso de Prensa: Defensores de Trabajadores Reclutados Internacionalmente Responden al Proyecto de Ley de Migración del Senado April 18, 2013

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA 18 de Abril, 2013 Contacto de Prensa: Moravia de la O, (410) 783-0236, moravia@cdmigrante.org

Baltimore, MD — Ayer, miembros del Senado presentaron el anhelado proyecto de ley para reformar la política migratoria de los Estados Unidos. El Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM; Center for Migrant Rights, en Ingles), una o ...

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Immigration Bill Includes Important Worker Protections April 17, 2013

(Baltimore, MD – April 17, 2013)–Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM), acknowledges the Senate’s introduction of a bill to reform immigration policy in the United States and salutes the advocates and migrant leaders who have raised their voices in this critically important debate. “This bill comes at an historic moment,” said Sarah Rempel, policy attorney at CDM, ...

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CDM Participates in March for Immigration Reform April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

Thousands of immigrants, advocates, and allies will meet today in Washington D.C. to call for fair and inclusive immigration reform. As a transnational organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of migrant rights in the U.S., Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) will be at today’s rally to advocate for swift immigration reform. We stand in solidarity ...

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Press Release: Farmworker Women Join the Immigration Conversation April 5, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2013

Media contact: Mónica Ramírez, 561-676-3202, monica@cdmigrante.org

Farmworker Women Join the Immigration Conversation

A delegation of more than 60 farmworker women leaders and advocates will meet in Washington, D.C. from April 6 through the 10, 2013 to educate members of Congress about farmworker wome ...

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Comunicado de Prensa: Campesinas Se Unen a la Conversación Sobre la Inmigración April 5, 2013

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

5 de Abril, 2013 

Contacto de Prensa: Mónica Ramírez, 561-676-3202, monica@cdmigrante.org

Campesinas Se Unen a la Conversación Sobre la Inmigración

Una delegación de mas de 60 líderes campesinas y defensores se reunirán en Washington DC del 6 al 10 de Abril del 2013 para e ...

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Press Release: Federal Court Orders the U.S. Department of Labor to Stop Using Invalid Wage Determinations for Temporary Workers March 22, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2013

Media Contact: Moravia de la O Phone: (410) 783-0236 Email: moravia@cdmigrante.org

Federal Court Orders the U.S. Department of Labor to Stop Using Invalid Wage Determinations for Temporary Workers

BALTIMORE, MD- Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (The Center for Migrant Rights, or “CDM”) is celebrating a victor ...

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Comunicado de Prensa: Tribunal Federal Ordena al Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos Dejar de Usar un Sistema Invalido para Calcular los Salarios de Trabajadores Huespedes March 22, 2013

PARA SU PUBLICACION INMEDIATA

22 de Marzo, 2013

Contacto de Prensa: Moravia de la O Tel: (410) 783-0236 Email: moravia@cdmigrante.org

Tribunal Federal Ordena al Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos Dejar de Usar un Sistema Invalido para Calcular los Salarios de Trabajadores Huespedes

BALTIMORE, MD- El Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. ...

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Press Release-Widespread Human Rights Abuses Under Temporary Worker Programs March 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Widespread Human Rights Abuses Under Temporary 
Worker Programs

Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2013) – As Congress debates proposals for comprehensive immigration reform, temporary workers in the U.S. under the current H-2A and H-2B temporary worker programs are suffering widespread recruitment abuses, which can lead to debt servitude and human trafficki ...

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Press Release – Report Uncovers Significant Abuses of Migrant Workers in the U.S. Fair and Carnival Industry and Advances Comprehensive Recommendations February 20, 2013

Press Release – Report Uncovers Significant Abuses of Migrant Workers in the U.S. Fair and Carnival Industry and Advances Comprehensive Recommendations.pdf

 

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Comunicado de Prensa – Informe Desvela Abusos Significativos de los Trabajadores Migratorios en la Industria de Ferias y Carnavales de EE.UU. y Avanza Recomendaciones Comprensivas February 20, 2013

Comunicado de Prensa – Informe Desvela Abusos Significativos de los Trabajadores Migratorios en la Industria de Ferias y Carnavales de EE.UU. y Avanza Recomendaciones Comprensivas.pdf

 

 

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Estudio revela los abusos enfrentados por los migrantes reclutados bajo los programas de trabajo temporal H-2 y recomienda cambios para abordarlos February 15, 2013

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA 15 de febrero de 2013

Contacto: Rachel Micah-Jones, Directora Ejecutiva Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. rachel@cdmigrante.org 01-800-590-1773

Estudio revela los abusos enfrentados por los migrantes reclutados bajo los programas de trabajo temporal H-2 y recomienda cambios para abordarlos

DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO – Más de 100, ...

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Coalition Sheds Light on Abuses Suffered by Internationally Recruited Workers February 5, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Coalition Sheds Light on Abuses Suffered by Internationally Recruited Workers WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2013 – As the immigration debate heats up in the nation’s capitol, labor rights, migrant rights and anti-trafficking organizations have come together to speak out against immigrant worker abuse and to cal ...

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Response to White House and Senate Principles for Immigration Reform January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) applauds President Obama and the bipartisan group of Senators for their commitment to realizing immigration reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship, a focus on family unity, and worker protections.

Temporary migrant workers are contracted to perform grueling work, whether harvesting crabs, assembling carnival r ...

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Press Release: Study Highlights Abuses in the Recruitment of Migrant Workers Employed Under the H-2 Temporary Worker Program and Recommends Change January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rachel Micah-Jones, Executive Director Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. rachel@cdmigrante.org 410-783-0236

Study Highlights Abuses in the Recruitment of Migrant Workers Employed Under the H-2 Temporary Worker Program and Recommends Change

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Over 100,000 temporary workers are recruited abroad for ...

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Advocates File Complaint with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights December 27, 2012

Advocates File Complaint with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (Dec 13 2012)

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CDM and Allies Release Manual on Transferring Money to Migrant Workers in Mexico December 17, 2012

CDM published “Money Transfers to Mexico: A Manual Examining the Transfer of Funds from U.S. Advocates to Clients in Mexico,”in collaboration with the American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic and the Global Workers’ Justice Alliance. For years, migrant rights advocates have fought to ensure that workers whose rights have been violated receive mone ...

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Mexican Government Sides with Migrant Workers and Seeks Consultation with the U.S. DOL to Remedy Violations December 10, 2012

The Mexican National Administrative Office (NAO) issued an opinion in response to petitions filed by U.S. and Mexican workers’ rights advocates for violations of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC).  In its decision, the NAO agreed that apparent violations had occurred denying workers protection under the NAALC.  The opinion calls on the Mexican Department of Labor to ...

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Farmworker Women will Convene in Washington DC to Demand Protections October 1, 2012

Farmworker Women will Convene in Washington DC to Demand Protections

A delegation of farmworker women will meet in Washington, D.C. from October 2-4, 2012 to launch a new national initiative dedicated to promoting economic justice, equality, health and safety for all U.S. agricultural workers. The group is comprised of current and former agricultural workers, along with women who hail from farm ...

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Join CDM’s Annual Cien Cenas Campaign! September 24, 2012

Between October 1st and November 24, 2012, hundreds of individuals will come together across the United States, Mexico, and beyond to celebrate the lives of migrant workers and their families. These individuals will help CDM raise awareness about migrant workers’ rights and commemorate the migrant workers who have lost their lives while employed in ...

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Congratulations to the RedTDT for its MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits! February 27, 2012

The MacArthur Foundation announced last week that it has awarded a Creative and Effective Nonprofit Award to the Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos “Todos los Derechos para Todos” (Red TDT) – (National Human Rights Network “All Rights for All”). The Network, of which CDM is a member, monitors and documents human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human r ...

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CDM Press Release on new Department of Labor H-2B Rule February 27, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TUESDAY, February 21, 2012

CONTACT:

RACHEL MICAH-JONES

RACHEL AT CDMIGRANTE DOT ORG

410.783.0236

 

 

New DOL Rules Promote Fairness In the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign ...

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CDM finalizes new educational curriculum to be used by CDM outreach teams and members of the Comité February 2, 2012

One of CDM’s fundamental goals is to train migrants in Mexico to identify and avoid workplace abuses in the United States. CDM’s “Know-Your-Rights” workshops have reached over 6,000 migrants in communities across Mexico. Beginning in February, CDM and members of the Comité will launch a new outreach program in which Comité members will be trained to use the new curricu ...

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CDM outreach identifies new members to join the Comité de Defensa del Migrante February 2, 2012

CDM’s Oaxaca Outreach team traveled to the communities of Lázaro Cárdenas and Santa María Yucunicoco in early January to follow-up on a variety of pending cases. While there, two individuals, one woman and one man, expressed interest in joining the Comité de Defensa del Migrante. Over the course of 2012, CDM will place emphasis upon expanding membership to the Comité to include indig ...

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CDM and the University of Maryland International & Comparative Law Clinic begin third year of collaboration in Mexico City February 2, 2012

This January, CDM and theUniversity of Maryland (UMD) International and Comparative Law Clinicbegan their third year of collaboration. Over the past two years, CDM Executive Director, Rachel Micah-Jones, has taught students at the law clinic, while CDM has hosted UMD students in its Mexico and Baltimore offices.

While in Mexico, UMD law students will support CDM’s international and ...

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CDM welcomes newest supporters and thanks cien cenas hosts January 30, 2012

CDM is excited to welcome all of our new followers who joined us after participating in the 2011 Week of Cien Cenas. We also extend a special thank you to the hosts of each cena for helping us to share migrant workers’ stories with their friends and families. Thank you again for your support; we are happy to have you as our ally!

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CDM travels to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the Global Forum on Migration & Development and People’s Global Action January 30, 2012

CDM Executive Director Rachel Micah-Jones and Outreach Coordinator Lilián López participated in the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration & Development and the People’s Global Action (PGA) in Geneva. At the PGA, CDM held a workshop entitled “Know-Your-Rights Strategies from Migrants’ Rights Advocates Around the World” in which CDM and organizations fr ...

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CDM staff spotlight: Outreach Director, Lilián López December 21, 2011

CDM Outreach Coordinator Lilián López recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with CDM. Since Lilián joined CDM in November 2010, she has developed the leadership capacity of members of the Comité de Defensa del Migrante (Migrant Defense Committee). The Comité is comprised of more than 40 migrants, ex-migrants, and their family members. The Comité members are leaders in their communi ...

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Fair wages and working conditions for guestworkers November 13, 2011

CDM and migrant worker allies participated in two major lawsuits brought against the Department of Labor’s prevailing wage rule by H-2B employers in seafood, construction, landscaping, horse training, hotels, carnivals and fairs, and forestry. In Maryland, the rule would have raised local and H-2B landscaping workers’ wages from $9.12/hour to $12.80/hour. The industry successfully press ...

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CDM Continues to Defend H-2B Workers’ Rights October 30, 2011

Since mid-September, US Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has pushed the US Department of Labor to delay the implementation of a new prevailing wage rate rule, which would raise the hourly wages of H-2B guestworkers. Under Mikulski’s pressure and an industry lawsuit, the DOL delayed the implementation of the new regulations until November 30, 2011. The new regulation was issued in accordanc ...

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