Definition of migrant worker on a public school application process.

Asked over 1 year ago - Durham, NC

I am working in US on H1b visa.My wife and kid are on H4 visa.The Public School Application form asks,are you a migrant worker.Should I say yes or no?

Does migrant means someone who came from India to US for work reasons or it is a different legal meaning in USA?

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I was filling this form to make for my son's admission to public school program

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You need to ask the school people how they define that term.

    Technically, people on H visas are not 'migrants' but are only 'temporary' workers.

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  2. Robert Louis Brown


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . generally in the US the term migrant worker applies to persons that move from one job site to another job site usually following the seasons in agriculture. to be sure how that term is used on the public school application, I recommend you speak with someone in the school administration office

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