TIGRA Mission

Under globalization, there has been a mass movement of people migrating in order to provide for their families. This has spawned new industries that depend on their money and their labor–from the financial sector (remittances, banking, even investments), telecommunications (phone cards, internet-based platforms), and the expansion of low-wage and exploitative jobs in migrant-receiving countries like the United States. TIGRA engages in strategies that leverage the economic power of transnational families to set economic justice and human rights standards in the policies and practices of industries that depend on their money and their labor—making migration an option and not a necessity for economic survival for millions. TIGRA seeks to promote the practice of “Economic Citizenship” by making every economic choice matter and upholding the values we hold dear: solidarity, cooperation, and empowerment.