Wisconsin sees increased child labor complaints as violations rise nationally

Laura Dresser, associate director of the COWS economic think tank at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border has played a role in the rise in child labor. “Companies are systematically taking advantage of underage immigrant workers who probably don’t have status and often don’t have family with them,” she said. “And that means they’re extra isolated and extra vulnerable.”

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