Protecting Migrant Workers’ Rights
U.S. farms, hospitals, and other businesses rely on thousands of guest workers each year. But the path to a job isn’t easy. Recruiters may illegally demand money or the conditions people encounter once they arrive in U.S. may be dangerous.
Rachel Micah-Jones is founder of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, a legal-aid organization that advocates for migrant workers’ rights. CDM also operates Contratados.org, a site for workers to review employers.
And we hear Elisa Martinez Tovar’s story - interpreted by CDM Communications Director Evy Peña - about why she left Mexico to pick crabs on the Eastern Shore. You can watch her and other migrant worker women share their stories here.