Study: 2.5 million Muslim Immigrants in US
While the report makes no mention of refugee programs, the overall increase in Middle East/Muslim immigrants correlates with refugee resettlement numbers and time periods.
In “Resettlement: an Islamist path to the west? ” we highlighted the fact that since 2008 there has been a marked increase of refugee admissions coming from predominately Muslim countries. This week Matthew Boyle of Breitbart reports:
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 Breibart report focuses on overall immigration. While the report makes no mention of refugee programs, the overall increase in Middle East/Muslim immigrants correlates with refugee resettlement numbers and time periods. As we noted in our earlier report: According to U.S.Department of State refugee statistics, in 2007 Muslim countries accounted for about 20% of U.S. refugee admissions. In 2008 there was a marked increase with well over 50% (35,000+) of refugee admissions coming from predominately Muslim countries. This repeated in 2009-2013 and the 2014 allocations authorize the increased level. For 2015, 12,000-15,000 Syrians alone, are projected for admission.
COMMENT: The cited report link provided by Breibart appears to be missing some of the original content. (i.e. page 2 starts in the middle of a bullet paragraph that does not match the ending paragraph from page 1.) The complete report can be viewed HERE.