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The majority who work in our nation's farms are undocumented, and a significant proportion—hundreds of thousands—of them are children. While child labor laws protect children from exploitation in other sectors, there are major loopholes in the agriculture laws. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), children often work 10 or more hours a day with sharp tools, heavy machinery, and dangerous pesticides. Farmworker children die at four times the rate of other working youth. Due to their workload and transient living conditions, an education is almost an impossibility. The Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE) would help protect these children.
On June 16, 2011 the CARE Act was reintroduced in Congress.
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Last updated on Thursday, December 8, 2011.
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