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Migrant families represent one of the most industrious yet undereducated populations in the United States, making the education of children and families of migrant workers a critical issue. Migrant workers in the United States consist primarily of seasonal workers in fields such as agriculture, fishing, forestry, and plant nurseries. Frequently moving from one job to another as the seasons change and work becomes available, these families often work long hours, under dangerous conditions, and receive very little pay, often making well below the poverty line. According to the National Center for Farmworker Health, children of migrant workers face some of the highest rates of poverty and malnutrition, have the least access to health care, and are one of the most economically disadvantaged groups of children ...

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