2-3 infographics needed. One of the infographics will help explain what a guestworker program is. It will illustrate the process of how workers in Mexico learn about jobs in the U.S., acquire a visa tied to their employer, and arrive to the different industries in Maryland. An additional infographic will illustrate the key factors (problems such as recruitment fraud, discrimination etc) encountered by migrant workers in the guestworker program that facilitate vulnerability to human trafficking.
While hundreds of thousands of workers come to the U.S. under these programs, the program's inherent flaws facilitate conditions of exploitation and forced labor. These infographics will help us introduce allies, lawmakers, and supporters to the main issues faced by migrant workers in the state of Maryland to raise awareness and build support.
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. supports Mexico-based migrant workers to defend and protect their rights as they move between their home communities in Mexico and their workplaces in the United States. With our binational, multilingual staff and geographic reach we have grown in response to increasing needs for its advocacy and services and seek to overcome the border as a barrier to justice.
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From the beginning, Mari was very friendly and passionate person to work and communicate with. She had a vision for the infographics and the postcard, and I was excited to bring it to life! She trusted my creative input and we worked through different ideas to come up with the best outcome. Working with Mari and the team at CDM was a pleasure overall and very rewarding, especially knowing that they are creating real change with the SB742 - Fair Recruitment and Transparency Act. I wish Mari the best with her organization and their bill!