The Senate must protect migrant workers during the pandemic

Today, we are writing to the U.S. Senate urging policymakers to protect the more than one and a half million workers employed in the United States through temporary foreign work visas in any future legislation related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of enhancing desperately needed protections for temporary foreign workers during theContinue reading “The Senate must protect migrant workers during the pandemic”

2020 TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT FAILS TO RECOGNIZE EXTENT OF WIDESPREAD ABUSES IN U.S. GUESTWORKER PROGRAMS

2020 TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT FAILS TO RECOGNIZE EXTENT OF WIDESPREAD ABUSES IN U.S. GUESTWORKER PROGRAMS On June 16, the U.S. Department of State released its 20th annual Trafficking in Persons Report. Migration that Works, a coalition of labor, migration, civil rights, anti-trafficking organizations and academics advancing a labor migration model that respects the humanContinue reading “2020 TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT FAILS TO RECOGNIZE EXTENT OF WIDESPREAD ABUSES IN U.S. GUESTWORKER PROGRAMS”

Statement on Trump Administration Executive Order Restricting Worker Visas

Migration that Works, a coalition of labor, academics, migrant rights and anti-human trafficking organizations formed in 2011, denounces the Administration’s latest immigration order as another tactic to divert attention from its dismal response to the COVID-19 crisis, which has left more than 120,000 people in the U.S. dead. Instead of focusing on taking concrete actionsContinue reading “Statement on Trump Administration Executive Order Restricting Worker Visas”

Migration That Works will not be silent

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”Martin Luther King Jr. Migration That Works will not be silent Migration That Works stands in solidarity with the Black community as they demand justice for the murders of  George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other victims of police brutality. The Minneapolis police officer’sContinue reading “Migration That Works will not be silent”

Migrant workers are at the front lines: they need protections

The 1.6 million migrant workers in the United States employed through temporary work visa programs are on the front lines of the nation’s COVID-19 response. They are performing essential jobs that make the U.S. function, including producing our food. Yet they have been largely left out of conversations about how best to protect people.  InContinue reading “Migrant workers are at the front lines: they need protections”