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Guatemala City, Guatemala – November 19-20, 2014

II International Temporary Labor Migration Forum
 

Arlington, Virginia - November 12 to 14, 2014

Global Workers Justice Alliance participated in the National Farmworker Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia from November 12-14. Sponsored by National Legal Aid Defenders Association (NLADA) and coordinated by Farmworker Justice, the conference brought together over 150 advocates from across the United States.
 

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico - October 28, 2014

International Law Symposium: "Migration: Different Views"

More than 150 law students attended the event to learn about temporary migrant workers, recruitment, and migration journeys at the panel "Jornadas de Derecho Internacional - La Migracion: Distintas Miradas” (International Law Symposium: "Migration: Different Views" ) organized by the Law School at the University of Veracruz in coordination with the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH).

Mexico City, Mexico – July 25, 2014

Recruitment Agency Regulations: Panel and Press conference

In coordination with allied organizations Catholic Relief Services, Jornaleros-SAFE, and Instituto de Estudios y Divulgación sobre Imigración (INEDIM), Global Workers Justice Alliance organized a day event to present the report “Reglamento de Agencias de Colocación de Trabajadores”, an analysis of the new recruitment agencies regulations in Mexico.

The first part of the event was a panel to discuss the challenges and violations workers suffer during the recruitment process. Along with Scalabrinianas: Misión para Migrantes y Refugiados, Centro de Derechos del Migrante, and ProDESC representatives, Cathleen Caron took part of this panel to present Global Workers Justice Alliance’s work, facts of the H2 visa program, and two fraud case studies to show how recruiters take advantage of workers applying to the temporary worker program.

In the second panel, Defender Network members Isabel Ramos and Cesar Alvarez participated with representatives of INEDIM and Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes. The panel discussed the impact of the reforms to Article 28 of the Federal Labor Law on the new recruitment agency regulation, as well as report findings and its impact on the recruitment process.

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