Report: Nearly 2.5 Million Immigrants from ‘Predominantly Muslim Countries’ Reside Inside U.S. Right Now
by Matthew Boyle 24 Sep 2014, Breitbart
*Note: The estimates of the number of Muslims living in America varies greatly. For example, the Islamic Information Center, a group that educates people in the United States about Islam, says there are upwards of 8 million.
And NationMaster.com, a Web site that allows users to compare different countries based on demographics, pegs the number at 6 million.
In an interview with France’s Canal Plus TV on June 1, 2009, President Obama said that “if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
His point, it seems clear, is that numerically there are enough Muslims in the U.S. to make it one of the biggest “Muslim nations” in the world if — hypothetically — one were only counting Muslims.
On June 4, 2009, ABCNews reported President Obama’s Cairo speech, after his government had helped to aid terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood into power, in a claim that there was over 7 million Muslims living in America.
Obama said in the speech: “The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores — that includes nearly 7 million American Muslims in our country today who enjoy incomes and education that are higher than average.”
The reason for these drastic differences in numbers may be, number one, that the report only contains numbers of newly arrivals. And number two, that America does not allow record keeping of the Muslim population or mosques existing in the country, like statistics on other religious groups.
Obama has also demanded that Europe include Turkey in its membership and open the door to 71 million Turks.
Approximately 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries” reside inside the U.S. right now, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies found.
The four-page report, which details which countries and world regions from which immigrants in the U.S.—both legal and illegal—came to this country, found that since 2000 nearly a million more immigrants from such Muslim countries came to the U.S.
In 2000, there were 1,518,755 immigrants from Muslim countries in the U.S. In 2010, That number stood at 2,184,664, and in 2013 it stands at 2,480,407.
Between 2010 and 2013, there was actually a greater increase in the number of immigrants from the Middle East than from Central America. During that timeframe, 207,758 more immigrants moved to the U.S. from the Middle East, whereas only 113,744 immigrants came from Central America.
The report found that despite the staggering growth of immigration from the Middle East, the regions that sent even more immigrants to the U.S. in the past few years are South Asia, East Asia, and the Caribbean. South Asia, which includes India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, sent 372,546 more immigrants to the U.S. between 2010 and 2013, whereas East Asia—which includes China, Korea and Vietnam—sent 364,909 more immigrants to the U.S. during that timeframe. From the Caribbean, 223,011 more immigrants entered the U.S. between 2010 and 2013.
During that same timeframe, immigration from Mexico dropped 126,126. In 2010, there were 11,711,103 immigrants both illegal and legal in the U.S. from Mexico, according to this data set, and in 2013 there were just 11,584,977 immigrants from Mexico in the U.S.
The report, authored by Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler from CIS, relies on U.S. census data to make these observations.
“The data show that the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) grew by 1.4 million from July 2010 to July 2013,” Camarota and Zeigler wrote. “The data also imply that 3.3 million new immigrants settled in the country in that same period. These new arrivals were offset by return migration and deaths among the existing population. The immigrant population, referred to as the foreign-born by the Census Bureau, includes all those who were not U.S. citizens at birth, including illegal immigrants.”
Between legal and illegal immigrants residing in the U.S., the authors found that America’s immigration population “hit a record 41.3 million in July 2013.”
“The sending regions with the largest increases from 2010 to 2013 were South Asia (up 373,000, 16 percent growth); East Asia (up 365,000, 5 percent growth); the Caribbean (up 223,000, 6 percent growth), the Middle East (up 208,000, 13 percent growth); and sub-Saharan Africa (up 177,000, 13 percent growth),” Camarota and Zeigler wrote.