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Challenges in Transnational Litigation (4th Ed, 2014)
Practice manual for U.S. advocates representing clients who have left the United States. It was first published in 2008 for the National Farmworker Conference and was updated and reissued in 2010, 2012, and again in 2014. There is no redacted version currently available. A preview with table of contents is available for download below. 
 
For a complete copy, which includes strategy for employee advocates, visit the National Employment Law Project (NELP) National Wage & Hour Clearinghouse under the Transnational Workers section, or contact Global Workers at admin@globalworkers.org.
November
2014
Comments on DOS J-1 visa Form DS-7002 Trainee/Internship Placement Plan
The Department of State sought comments from the public to evaluate the current Form DS-7002 Trainee/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP), which is a document required prior to the issuance of a J-1 cultural exchange visa for the trainee and intern subclasses. Global Workers’ comments focus on how the T/IPP is necessary to ensure that the each training and internship complies with the J-1 program regulations and offer ideas to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected. Click/download the PDF to read our full comments. 
November
2014

After some time in development and consultations with the Global Workers Defender Network, we produced this new guide por the public based on our internal "Manual para Defensores de La Red de Defensores para Trabajadores Globales: Defendiendo los derechos de los migrantes transnacionales en los EEUU" ("Handbook for Advocates of the Global Workers Defender Network: Defending the rights of transnational migrants in the U.S.").

This guide is for advocates and human rights defenders outside our Defender Network that work with migrants in the Mexico -Central America region. It provides basic information about U.S. laws affecting transnational migrant workers and contextualizes the task of achieving "portable justice".

September
2014

American University Washington College of Law, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM), and Global Workers Justice Alliance release the second edition of Money Transfers to Mexico, a manual designed to help migrant worker advocates navigate the transfer of funds to their clients in Mexico. The new edition of the manual provides updated information, including concrete tips and examples to help advocates send settlement funds to their clients in Mexico and facilitate portable justice.

May
2014
Comments on DHS Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought comments from the public on specific existing significant DHS rules that the Department should consider as candidates for modification, streamlining, expansion, or repeal. 
 
DHS sought this input pursuant to the process identified in DHS's Final Plan for the Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations. According to the Final Plan, DHS will initiate its retrospective review process, on a three-year cycle, by seeking input from the public. 
 
Global Workers' comments focus on preventing recruitment fraud and ensuring portable justice for migrant workers. Click/download the PDF to read our full comments. 
 
March
2014
With a record number of deportations in recent years, members of the Global Workers Defender Network are increasingly overwhelmed by requests from their communities for help in finding loved ones that have been detained in deportation proceedings.
 
February
2014
This report draws attention to and publicly denounces the corrupt practice of appropriation of property titles by recruiters of temporary migrant workers. The investigation is based on 10 cases brought to Guatemalan courts by its author, Global Workers Defender and Guatemalan attorney, Aroldo Palacios. In this investigative report, he documents the pilfering of workers, where recruiters forced them to surrender their property titles as collateral to make sure they fulfilled the terms of their H-2B contracts despite any abusive working conditions. The reports findings reveal a worrisome practice that is widely accepted by temporary workers throughout the country as quid pro quo for seeking a better life. It also cites Article 34 of the Federal Labor Code and examines its enforcement. 
 
July
2013
Submission to the UNHLD 2013: Round Table 4 - International and Regional Labour Mobility and its Impact on Development
October
2013
Money Transfers to Mexico: A Manual Examining the Transfer of Funds from U.S. Advocates to Clients in Mexico

Money Transfers to Mexico: A Manual Examining the Transfer of Funds from U.S. Advocates to Clients in Mexico is a comprehensive overview of the practical, legal, and ethical aspects of sending client funds to Mexico.  The report is a collaborative effort of American University Washington College of Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, and Global Workers Justice Alliance.

December
2012
Challenges in Transnational Litigation (3rd Ed, 2012)

Practice manual for U.S. advocates representing clients who have left the United States. It was first published in 2008 for the National Farmworker Conference and was updated and reissued in 2010 and again in 2012. The redacted version is currently available for download below. 

A complete copy, which includes strategy for employee advocates, is available at the National Employment Law Project (NELP) National Wage & Hour Clearinghouse under the Transnational Workers section, or contact Global Workers at admin@globalworkers.org

 

December
2012

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