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Civil Rights Commission Releases Report on Migrant Living Conditions in West Michigan

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For many of Michigan’s migrant farm workers, language barriers present a substantial obstacle to accessing services. Although all organizations that receive federal funding are required to provide equal services for their Limited English Proficient (LEP) clients, many do not. The testimony outlined difficulties encountered when attempting to obtain drivers’ and marriage licenses at some Secretary of State’s offices, in interaction with health care providers, county clerks’ offices, the police, and with local hospitals.

LEP Issues are discussed on pg 53-58 of the complete report: www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/MSFW-Report3222010_315419_7.pdf (PDF)

 

 

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