US, Mexico aim to find 13,000 Mexican migrant workers owed $6.5 million in wages

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. and Mexican officials on Tuesday said 13,000 Mexican migrant workers are owed a total of $6.5 million in unpaid wages from U.S. workplaces, and will work to help beneficiaries now living in Mexico claim their pay from U.S. labor authorities. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar said the effort marked an unprecedented collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico to support workers who for years have been short-changed. “In past governments, this would not have happened,” he said at an event in Mexico City alongside Mexican labor officials. “Now, because of the relatio…

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