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Historical and Contemporary Factors Contributing to the Plight of Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

From SocialMedicine.info, “Historical and Contemporary Factors Contributing to the Plight of Migrant Farmworkers in the United States” by Safina Koreishi, MD, MPH and Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP, March 2010.

Migrant farmworkers provide an essential service and perform jobs that many Americans are unwilling to do. Immigration practices and policies dictate the extent to which undocumented migrant farmworkers have access to governmental health and social services, and are ever-changing based on the political climate. This paper reviews historical and contemporary United States government policies relevant to migrant farmworkers.

Read Dr. Koreishi’s and Dr. Donohoe’s paper: Historical and Contemporary Factors Contributing to the Plight of Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

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