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Recruitment Rules: Countries of Employment

"Recruitment Rules: Countries of Employment" details the legal framework for international labor recruitment in four common temporary work programs - the United States nonimmigrant H-2A (agricultural) and H-2B (nonagricultural) visas, and the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the bilateral Special Program for Agricultural Workers with Mexico and Caribbean nations.

August
2016
Recruitment Rules: Countries of Origin

"Recruitment Rules: Countries of Origin" examines the labor recruitment laws, regulations, and protections in five countries of origin -- including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico -- implicated when workers are recruited for jobs abroad.

August
2016
Reglas de Reclutamiento: Países de Empleo

El reclutamiento de migrantes en la región de México y Centroamérica para el trabajo temporal en los Estados Unidos y Canadá

Este informe examina los programas de trabajo temporal - en los Estados Unidos las visas de no inmigrante H-2A agrícolas y H-2B no agrícolas, y en Canadá el Programa de Trabajadores Extranjeros Temporales y su Programa Especial bilateral para Trabajadores Agrícolas con México y las naciones del Caribe - y detalla las normas que se aplican a casos de reclutamiento laboral internacional para ambos países. El objetivo es proporcionar una comprensión más detallada del contexto legal de estos programas de trabajo a interesados y defensores de derechos de trabajadores migrantes temporales.

May
2016
Reglas de Reclutamiento: Países de Origen

Análisis comparativo de leyes de reclutamiento para trabajadores en el exterior en México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, y Nicaragua

May
2016
MONEY TRANSFERS TO MEXICO: A Manual Examining the Transfer of Funds from U.S. Advocates to Clients in Mexico (3rd Ed, 2016)

American University Washington College of Law, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM), and Global Workers Justice Alliance release our third 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.

April
2016
Comments to DOS and DHS Request for Information to develop recommendations on streamlining and reforming the Nation's legal immigration system

In his Executive Action on immigration in November 2014, President Obama included a mandate to streamline the U.S. legal immigration system. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) requested information from the public, inviting comments on how to combat waste, fraud and abuse, and modernize the structure of the entire system. Global Workers viewed the call for comments as an important opportunity for constructive reforms to nonimmigrant and humanitarian visa programs. In conjunction with several other non-profit worker advocacy organizations, Global Workers drafted and submitted the following comments to the DHS and the DOS. The comments outline various steps involving better consular processing procedures, robust disclosures for workers, enforcement of wage violations, and transparency. Global Workers believes that the suggestions will provide the stronger safeguards for nonimmigrant workers and the U.S. labor market, while further effectuating the purposes of each visa classification, whether employment or humanitarian. Click/download the PDF to read our full comments.

February
2015
Comments to DOS and DHS regarding Interim Final Rule on "Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H–2B Aliens in the United States"
June
2015
Comments to DOS and DHS regarding Interim Final Rule on "Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H–2B Aliens in the United States"
June
2015
Comments on DOS amendments to Subpart A of the existing J-1 Exchange Visitor Program regulations
The Department of State sought comments from the public on its proposed amendments to Subpart A of the existing J-1 Exchange Visitor Program regulations, establishing procedures for designated Sponsors and providing context for all other J-1 regulations.  The proposed final rule, set to take effect in January 2015, has been in the works since September 2009. The final rule provides more rigorous requirements for sponsors. Given that the Department outsources the monitoring of all practical aspects of the program to the sponsors, this is crucial.
December
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

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