Advancing Justice for Migrant Workers

This week, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) – the first migrant workers’ rights organization based in Mexico and the U.S. – marked its tenth anniversary at a dinner in Washington, DC.  CDM is dedicated to ensuring that migrants know their rights before they cross the border and that they have some protections once in the U.S.

Since 2005, CDM has had informational meetings with more than 10,000 migrant workers across Mexico, and collaborated with workers and allies to recover more than ten million dollars in unpaid wages and to establish important legal precedents and policies to protect migrants as they move between countries.

In recognition of the Public Welfare Foundation’s support for CDM, and its “groundbreaking work on the fissured workplace and temporary worker programs,” the Foundation was given the organization’s “Advancing Justice” award.


The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. These efforts honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. For more information, visit Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.

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