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Migrant Definition


Migratory Child

MIGRATORY AGRICULTURAL WORKER — means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in agriculture, which may be dairy work or the initial processing of raw agricultural products.

If an individual did not engage in such new employment soon after a qualifying move, such individual may be considered a migratory agricultural worker if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal agricultural employment.

MIGRATORY CHILD — The term ‘migratory child’ means a child or youth who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months —
     (A) as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; or
     (B) with, or to join, a parent or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher.

MIGRATORY FISHER — The term ‘migratory fisher’ means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in fishing.  If the individual did not engage in such new employment soon after the move, the individual may be considered a migratory fisher if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal fishing employment.