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Safer Labor Migration

Our work to expand safe labor migration begins with the recognition that the very process of migration can increase the marginalization that migrant workers face, force them to pay exploitative fees, and can put migrant workers in situations of forced labor and debt bondage before they even arrive on the job.

We believe that the path to safer migration for migrant workers requires a holistic and comprehensive view of the journey migrant workers take, as well as a greater understanding of their needs prior to departure, on the job, and upon their return.

Although public policy around the world continues to trend toward increased policing of migration and the targeting of non-citizens, we do see positive signs of change. Among our partners, migrant worker groups more often report meaningful participation and influence in public policy, bilateral agreements, and memoranda of understanding related to migration policy.


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