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Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People Review: National Coordination of Migrant Programs.
Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People, Washington, DC.
The Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People supports the belief that the coordination of migrant programs requires national responsibility. The problem of providing comprehensive services to migrant farmworkers transcends state and regional boundaries and goes beyond the limits of the separate legislative authority held by administering agencies. In the past, Congressional committees, public agencies, and private businesses have conducted a number of studies on the problems which confronted migrant farmworkers. In most cases, the findings produced similar or complementary conclusions and recommendations. Specifically, these studies identified the need for strong unified direction and coordination of migrant programs by Federal, State, and local agencies. A brief overview of selected proposals or projects related to establishing a national coordinating mechanism which would be charged with administering all programs that benefit migrants and other seasonal farmworkers is presented in this paper. Covered are: two proposed national coordinating units--Special Office for Migrant and Ex-Migrant Affairs and National Migrant Council; a list of 15 programs which could provide assistance to migrant farmworkers; Experimental and Demonstration Project conducted by the Rural Manpower Service; and Michigan's program coordination experiment Brief general information on the migrant stream and the migrant condition (income, health, and education) is also given. (Author/NQ)
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Authoring Institution: Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People, Washington, DC.