The problems facing migrant women workers are grounded in their systemic exclusion from the U.S. economy overlaid with the discriminatory racist and sexist policies and practices that deny migrant workers their rights and limit their access to health care, educational opportunities, and legal services.
Surviving a global pandemic further illuminates the structures that do not support migrant women and the urgency of rebuilding differently. Justice for Migrant Women offers the recommendations that follow to Congress and the Administration and invites policymakers to use their power to support the transformation that Black, Brown, rural and migrant women are leading across the United States.
Additional details on these priorities can be found by downloading Justice for Migrant Women’s full policy agenda.
Protect immigrant survivors of workplace sexual assault.
Take steps to advance the safety and well-being of immigrants and migrant women in the workplace.
Ensure affordable and accessible mental health services are provided to migrant women.
Pass BE HEARD in the Workplace Act
Address gender steering and the gender wage gap, which is particularly prevalent for migrant and seasonal women workers.
Provide a pathway to citizenship for essential workers.
We are in a season where many children enjoy a break from school and families gather to share fresh fruits and vegetables. This time of respite and play, however, is not the reality for the children who make it possible for us to share a fresh meal with our families.
While retaining exemptions for family farms and education programs, the CARE Act would bring age and work hour standards for children in agriculture up to the standards for children working in all other industries & provide greater protection against physical harms.