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Are recent generations of immigrants learning to speak English at the same rate as previous generations?

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Contrary to pseudo-statistics spread by the press, recent generations of immigrants have not developed English proficiency like those in the past. A 2017 analysis by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that male immigrants who entered the U.S. in recent decades made significantly less progress in learning to speak English than those who entered in the late 1970s. As detailed at the link below, media outlets are creating the opposite narrative by appealing to a source that distorts another source that distorts its sources. Because communication is essential to productivity, a failure to learn English limits earning power and makes people more reliant on welfare. In accord with declining rates of English proficiency, recent immigrants are failing to increase their wages like earlier generations.

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