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ERIC Number: ED013156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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TEXAS MIGRANT LABOR, THE 1964 MIGRATION.
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
THE MAJORITY OF TEXAS MIGRANTS LIVE IN SOUTH TEXAS AND APPROXIMATELY 95 PERCENT OF THEM ARE OF MEXICAN EXTRACTION. MOST OF THE OTHER FIVE PERCENT ARE EAST TEXAS NEGROES. THE MECHANIZATION OF COTTON HARVESTING AND THE EXPIRATION OF THE "BRACERO PROGRAM" IN 1964 HAVE CAUSED MORE TEXAS MIGRANTS TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF THE STATE. DURING 1964, ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE 129,000 TEXAS MIGRANTS SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT IN 36 STATES IN THE NATION. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 25,000 SCHOOL AGE YOUNGSTERS FROM TEXAS MIGRATED WITH THEIR FAMILIES DURING THE 1963-64 SCHOOL YEAR. IN THE FALL OF 1963 THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY INSTITUTED SPECIAL SIX MONTH MIGRANT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN FIVE SOUTH TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS. TABLES ARE INCLUDED WHICH SHOW--(1) A BREAKDOWN OF MEMBERS OF MIGRANT FAMILIES BY AGE AND SEX, (2) A TABULATION OF INTERSTATE AND INTRASTATE MIGRANTS IN 1963 AND 1964, (3) THE PERCENT OF COTTON HARVEST MECHANIZATION BY GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, (4) THE NUMBER OF TEXAS MIGRANTS WORKING IN VARIOUS STATES, AND (5) THE NUMBERS OF MIGRANT WORKERS ROUTED INTO LOCAL AREAS OF TEXAS IN PEAK MONTHS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE PROPOSED MIGRANT BILLS TO THE 58TH AND 59TH TEXAS LEGISLATURES AND A GLOSSARY OF TERMS. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
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