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Immigration or Colonization? US Sees Steep Increase in Immigration from Middle East

By Daniel Horowitz | September 22, 2015 | 12:36pm EDT
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Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by Conservative Review.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published another analysis of the immigration population based on Census data released last week from the American Community Survey (ACS).  The ACS is a widespread household survey and contains very detailed questions about the current population and arrival of immigrants.  One of the striking results of this survey is that it reveals a massive increase in immigration from “predominantly Muslim countries,” as broken down by CIS.

From 2010 through July 2014, the following sending countries experienced the largest increase in the share of immigrants living in America:

Saudi Arabia (up 93 percent);

Bangladesh (up 37 percent);

Iraq (up 36 percent);

Egypt (up 25 percent);

Pakistan, India, and Ethiopia (all up 24 percent);

Nigeria and Ghana (both up 21 percent)

In raw numbers, the most immigration still comes from Mexico, Latin America, China, and India.  But notice where the trajectory is headed based on the sharp increase in immigration from Muslim countries.  All of the countries experiencing the steepest increase in immigration over the past five years are countries with significant Muslim populations.  Ethiopia is one-third Muslim, Nigeria is about 50 percent, and Ghana is about 20 percent. 

Has anyone given a second thought to how many will assimilate into America and not get radicalized by the ubiquitous cyber jihad?  Before Americans are disenfranchised and forced to take in thousands of Syrian “refugees,” why do none of the politicians observe the fact that we have already admitted an enormous number of immigrants from the Middle East in recent years and the trajectory is only growing?

In addition to the spike in immigration from Muslim countries, CIS notes that our overall immigration intake is at record levels.  As of July 2014, there were 42.4 million immigrants living in the country, but that number is likely over 44 million at present.  As we observed from the last CIS study, the trajectory appears to have grown even quicker over the past year, with an estimated growth of 1.7 million, according to the more limited, but up-to-date Current Population Survey.   

In addition, CIS estimates that 5.2 million immigrants have entered the country from 2010 to July 2014, indicating that the trajectory of 1 million immigrants per year has already been increasing since before the sharp spike of this past year. 

One final important observation is how much of this immigration, which is primarily from the third world – with an ever-increasing share from the Middle East – is affecting smaller, more homogenous states.  Here are the states with the sharpest increase in immigration since 2010:

North Dakota (up 45 percent);

Wyoming (up 42 percent);

Montana (up 19 percent);

Kentucky (up 15 percent);

New Hampshire (up 14 percent);

Minnesota (up 13 percent);

West Virginia (up 13 percent)  

Americans are friendly and welcoming, but when did the people ever vote for such a transformation?  At some point, this is no longer immigration but colonization.  No wonder a recent Gallup poll found only 7 percent of Americans want to increase overall levels of immigration.  There is a reason the immigration issue is so explosive in this election, and it’s time the political elites get with the program. 

Daniel Horowitz is the Senior Editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.

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