Now there is data from the Migrant Camp, a federally funded summer program, that seems to confirm what farmers say. The program provides educational services for the children of farm workers in the rural Gainesville, Georgia, area. Staff there report that enrollment of the children of farm workers has fallen 30 percent since last year. They say that children told them they were leaving the state, and even the country, when the spring semester ended.
And that decline in farm worker families is before the law even goes into effect.
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