MTW’s Recommendations to DHS Towards Ensuring Mobility for H2 Workers

May 17, 2022  Every worker should be able to leave a job for any reason without fearing that their employer will retaliate against them or that they will be barred from employment elsewhere. This fundamental principle of workers’ mobility is enshrined in US anti-retaliation laws and international labor mobility frameworks. Nevertheless, the H-2A and H-2BContinue reading “MTW’s Recommendations to DHS Towards Ensuring Mobility for H2 Workers”

Migration that Works statement on the Biden Administration’s alarming Expansion of the H-2B Program 

February 25, 2022 The H-2B non-agricultural temporary work visa program leaves workers exposed to widespread abuse and exploitation. Despite the H-2B program’s well-documented structural flaws, the Biden administration and federal legislators have moved to dramatically expand this program  — without first instituting protections endorsed by workers and advocates. Migration that Works opposes this approach —Continue reading “Migration that Works statement on the Biden Administration’s alarming Expansion of the H-2B Program ”

Migration that Works’ Response to the Updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

January 24, 2022 The Biden-Harris Administration has a crucial opportunity to marshal the federal government’s resources and deploy its agencies to more effectively combat human trafficking—a devastating problem that the pandemic has exacerbated. As we observe Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the time is now for a robust, worker-centered strategy to end human trafficking, and particularlyContinue reading “Migration that Works’ Response to the Updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking”

Human rights of migrants and their families must be a priority in a North American vision of migration

Yesterday, U.S. President Biden convened with Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau and President López Obrador of Mexico, to discuss regional priorities, including migration. As a coalition of labor, migration, civil rights, anti-trafficking organizations and academics, we urge all three leaders to move away from “quick-fix” solutions and keep working towards a regional vision for migration that prioritizes the human rights of migrants and their families.

Statement Regarding the Inhumane Treatment of Haitian Migrants at the US Border

Migration that Works decries the vile, inhumane treatment of Haitian migrant families and asylum-seekers at the US Border. The horrific violence perpetrated by the US Border Patrol in Del Río, Texas towards primarily Black Haitian migrants searching for refuge and security is unconscionable and unforgivable. This treatment is reminiscent of the footprint of slavery inContinue reading “Statement Regarding the Inhumane Treatment of Haitian Migrants at the US Border”