ERIC Number: ED070555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Texas Migrant Labor. Annual Report, 1971.
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
The Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, organized under a Federal grant in 1943 and later constituted as an agency of state government by legislative mandate, is charged under its basic law to coordinate the work of the Federal, State, and local government units endeavoring to improve the travel and working conditions of Texas migrant farm workers. A basic responsibility in this effort is to survey conditions and determine problem areas related to migrant workers and take an active part in the development of assistance programs. The Commission's efforts in correlating and evaluating operational programs for migrants and their families is the basis for this annual report. An overview of Texas migrant labor describes the emergence and finally the domination of the seasonal agricultural labor force by Spanish-speaking people. Topics discussed include Texas agriculture and migrant labor, the Texas Inter-Agency Task Force on Migrant Labor, the role of the Church in migrant matters, bilingual education in Texas, alien labor and immigration, and a description of the Farmers Home Administration. Current developments in education, housing, health, job development and employment, and resumes of specific Federal programs are also presented. A look at the trends in farm labor and what has been happening to the local domestic, migratory, and foreign worker in the past decade comprises the summary of data for 1971. A related document is ED 057 936. (HBC)
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Authoring Institution: Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas