The GiveWell-Clemens Brainstorm
By Bryan Caplan
is a non-profit organization in Yuma, AZ founded by Janine Duron, which aims to
match Mexican farm workers with farms in the United States that need labor. CITA’s
mission is driven in large part by a desire to offer Mexican migrant workers a safer
passageway to the United States
than they would have if they were to be illegally smuggled into the United States. The
smugglers (also known as “coyotes”) smuggle workers in unsafe ways that can result
in the workers’ deaths.
CITA has not been focused on the economic benefits of the program, those benefits
have been very substantial. Each migrant makes roughly $10k for his or her work.
CITA is bringing 1,000 migrants to the United States per year, so their total
earnings are $10m. This is a very good return on the annual investment of $200k–‐
$300k that CITA spends.
HT: Open Borders