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ERIC Number: ED002355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb-1
Pages: 21
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CONCERN FOR AGRICULTURAL MIGRANTS IN MARYLAND.
Governor's Committee on Migratory Labor, College Park, MD.
PROBLEMS, PROGRESS, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS OF THE MARYLAND GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE FOR MIGRATORY LABOR ARE PRESENTED. EFFECTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION SHOULD BE DEVELOPED TO HELP MIGRANTS ACHIEVE BETTER HEALTH CONDITIONS THROUGH THEIR OWN ACTIVITIES AND EFFORTS. HOUSING AND LIVING CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING UNDER REGULATIONS ADOPTED IN 1959. AREAS OF CONCERN IN HEALTH AND HOUSING ARE THAT CAMPS NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR OPENING AT AN EARLIER DATE BECAUSE PREOCCUPANCY TAKES PLACE, UNSCHEDULED FREEWHEELERS MOVE IN THE CAMPS AND CREATE OVERCROWDING, PROVIDED SPACE IS OVERCROWDED AND ABUSED, AND A MINORITY OF GROWERS CIRCUMVENT RULES. RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS EXCLUDE MIGRANTS FROM SOME OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL PUBLIC WELFARE ASSISTANCE. CARE OF MIGRANTS CAUSES FINANCIAL LOSSES TO HOSPITALS DURING FARM LABOR SEASONS. SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE BEING CONSIDERED, A LARGE SHARE OF THE COST HAS TO COME FROM STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDS. LITTLE CAN BE DONE FOR THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN UNTIL PUBLIC INTEREST IS AROUSED AND SUPPORT IS DEVELOPED. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS OF MIGRANTS ARE NEGLIGIBLE IN RELATION TO THE TOTAL ACCIDENT PROBLEM. CRIMINAL OFFENCES AS A RESULT OF WORKER'S BEHAVIOR REQUIRE MUCH TIME FROM BOTH STATE AND LOCAL DEPARTMENTS. DECREASE IN CRIME IS ATTRIBUTED TO POLICE EFFORTS AT PATROLLING CAMPS AND OTHER GATHERING PLACES. THERE ARE NO INSTANCES OF TRANSPORT, PURCHASE, OR USE OF NARCOTICS BY MIGRANTS. TABLES ACCOMPANY SECTIONS OF THE REPORT SHOWING SCHOOL ENROLLMENT, MIGRANT RECRUITMENT ACCORDING TO AGE, SEX, AND RACE (NATIVE AND PUERTO RICAN), ECONOMIC LOSS BY HOSPITALS CARING FOR MIGRANTS, AND CRIME AND ACCIDENT STATISTICS.
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Committee on Migratory Labor, College Park, MD.
Identifiers: Maryland (College Park)