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State legal group advocates nationally

Maryland Legal Aid is spearheading an effort advocating for migrant workers’ access to legal services and community service and healthcare providers.

Maryland Legal Aid is leading a group of 35 legal and social services organizations from around the country in asking the United States to respond to a letter from the United Nations that criticizes the country’s treatment of migrant farm workers in labor camps.

The United Nations letter is actually a response to a complaint filed by Maryland Legal Aid and its partners saying that there is not enough access to migrant worker camps in the United States, according to a Maryland Legal Aid news release.

In their letter to the U.S. State Department, the groups ask to meet with government representatives to discuss solving the problem and improving access to farm workers.