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ERIC Number: EJ910142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Migrant Workforce
Ullman, Ellen
Community College Journal, v81 n3 p36-39 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
According to the Geneseo Migrant Center, 1 million to 3 million migrant workers leave their homes each year to work in agricultural fields, many coming to the United States from homes in Mexico and Latin America. The Pew Hispanic Center recently reported that one in four U.S. farm workers is an unauthorized immigrant, meaning they lack either a legal green card or U.S. citizenship. The contributions of these workers to their local economies are indisputable. For many of these workers, however, opportunity often ends at the crop line. Efforts are under way across the country to open more doors to more students, particularly to children of unauthorized immigrants. As efforts continue on Capitol Hill, colleges are doing their part to provide opportunities for the migrant workforce. In this article, the author considers the importance of the undocumented students to local and national economies and explores ways colleges are creating opportunities for foreign workers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Mexico; Texas; United States; Washington