ERIC Number: ED057934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Inter-Agency Task Force on Migrant Labor. Special Report.
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Migrant Labor, created in 1970 by the governor of Texas, was charged with the responsibility of cataloging migrant needs, making an inventory of all ongoing Federal and state migrant programs, and developing a state plan to bring into focus all resources at hand to produce some immediate as well as long-range solutions to the Texas migrant problem. This document represents a special report to the governor from the task force and is composed of an overview of the Texas migrant, reports from 8 state agencies (e.g., the Texas Employment Commission) and 8 non-state agencies (e.g., the Texas Conference of Churches, Boy Scouts), conclusions and recommendations, and a summary of findings of the advisory committee. Recommendations in the area of legislative action include establishment of (1) a housing standards law covering labor camps and on-farm labor housing which will authorize the State Health Department to enter, inspect, and enforce; (2) a state housing authority to regulate and expedite farm labor housing; and (3) a loan program similar to that of the Veteran's Land Board for the purpose of improving housing for farm workers and improving the barrios. Recommendations for administrative action include (1) to insure that a realistic share of Federal funds for migrant projects be allocated to Texas, based on the state's percentage of the migrant population; (2) to expand the migrant health clinic concept in the State Health Department via close coordination with the Department of Public Welfare and the Texas Education Agency; and (3) to provide free tuition in Texas institutions of higher learning to qualified migrants. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.