New Report Shows American Teens Suffering Effects Of Mass Immigration
Most of us can remember our first job. Whatever job we had we took pride in our work. And, we learned valuable lessons about money and responsibility. In America today, teens desperately need those lessons, but many won’t get the chance to learn them due to mass immigration.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new report this week detailing why fewer American teens are working during the summer break. “Immigrants, legal and illegal, are crowding out U.S.-born teenagers in the labor market,” according to CIS Director Steven Camarota.
Essentially, the report found that employers are choosing to hire older immigrants because they have “more experience” and they’ll often work for lower wages. For these reasons, teen employment across the U.S. has dropped significantly.
Per the report 64% of American teens had a job in 1994. Today, that number is 41%. In the 10 states with the highest number of immigrants, it drops to 36%. On the other hand, employment of immigrants has more than doubled.
Camarota explains the issue further saying:
“The labor force participation of immigrant teenagers has also declined, though it was low even in the early 1990s. This, along with the similar decline for U.S.-born teens from all racial and income backgrounds, supports the idea that the arrival of so many adult immigrants, who often take jobs traditionally done by teenagers, crowds all teenagers out of the labor force, both U.S.-born and foreign-born.”
Now, we would be remiss not to acknowledge societal changes that could also account for fewer teens working. After all, we have parents dressing their 8-year old daughters in f**k Trump shirts and dragging their kids to protests. Values have changed, a lot.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that mass immigration is an economic drain on citizens. Mass illegal immigration even more so. Advocates profess that immigrants improve the American economy, but there is plenty of evidence to contradict their claims.