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Immigration reform and agricultural labor by Robert Irvin Coltrane

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., NTIS [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States.,
  • Emigration and immigration -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert Coltrane.
SeriesAgricultural economic report -- no. 510.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17664665M

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