US: Child Farmworkers’ Dangerous Lives

Source: Human Rights Watch, May 5, 2010

The United States is failing to protect hundreds of thousands of children engaged in often grueling and dangerous farmwork, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch called on Congress to amend federal law that permits children under age 18 to work for hire in agriculture at far younger ages, for far longer hours, and in far more hazardous conditions than in any other industry.

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