Despite international standards to protect migrant workers, their labor rights are frequently abused, especially if they have immigrated in an irregular fashion, according to a report  by the Mexico City-based Institute for Studies and Communication on Migration, or Instituto de Estudios y Divulgacion Sobre Migracion, A.C. (INEDIM). . The study stems from a two-year investigation and assessment of temporary worker programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. It concludes that the governments of countries touched by migration must actively restructure their immigration systems and implement policies and resources to better protect and promotes the social, economic, and civil wellbeing of men and women migrant workers.

Migration, Human Rights, Migration/Immigration