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Serving Farmworkers

By Susan Reed & Ilene J. Jacobs

Cultural and geographic isolation, along with transience, limits farmworker access to legal assistance. Farmworkers, often immigrants, have legal needs ranging from employment, health and safety, housing, public benefits, and immigrant matters to language access. Migrant legal aid programs apply the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and other federal and state laws to assist farmworkers.

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