New York City, New York - October 2, 2013

People's Global Action - Day Three
Many side meetings, inspiring panels, and calls to coordinated action marked the third day of the PGA.  A panel on legal strategies to challenge temporary foreign worker visa programs was especially on point.  One of our goals is to mainstream the concept of portable justice so that more organizations incorporate the cross border theme into their work to further migrant rights and protections.  It was satisfying to hear throughout the PGA the need for “portable justice” and the recognition that Global Workers Justice Alliance is spearheading its realization.
Part of our cross border strategy is to actively participate in international networks and coordinating bodies, one of which is the Colectivo- PND Migracion. This collective of over 80 organizations and networks spanning from Central America, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada works to coordinate efforts among these groups to address the various policy challenges migration presents throughout the corridor with regards to Mexico's National Development Plan 2013-2018 . The Colectivo PND - Migracion had numerous representatives in New York City, including Global Workers,  for the PGA and United Nations High-Level Dialogue (UNHLD) events this week.
Today, a smaller delegation from Mexico met with Mexico government officials Amb. Gómez Robledo (Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights - Ministry of Foreign Affairs)  and Amb. Montaño (representative to the Unites Nations - Ministry of Foreign Affairs), among others. This meeting represented the first time the Colectivo PND had the opportunity to sit at the table with these key officials to push forth its agenda. A positive outcome of thie meeting was the these officials agreed to a follow-up meeting to assess Mexico's participation at the UNHLD. Finally, the Colectivo raised the need for additional forums in the U.S. to incorporate the voices of Mexican nationals residing in the U.S. 

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"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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