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Importing Poverty?Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America$
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Philip Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300139174

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300139174.001.0001

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Migrants: The Integration Challenge

Migrants: The Integration Challenge

(p.119) Chapter 7 Migrants: The Integration Challenge
Importing Poverty?

Philip Martin

Yale University Press

Federal migrant assistance programs were first launched in the 1960s to serve migrant farmworkers and their children. This chapter discusses the evolution of migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) programs in the United States and major justifications for these programs. The four major MSFW programs discussed are the following: Migrant Education Program (MEP), High School Equivalency Program (HEP), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and Migrant Education Even Start Program (MEES).

Keywords:   migrant assistance programs, migrant and seasonal farmworkers programs, migrant farmworkers, Migrant Education Program, United States, High School Equivalency Program, College Assistance Migrant Program, Migrant Education Even Start Program, integration

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