REPORT: Largest segment in recent U.S. immigrant surge came from Muslim nations
Census Bureau data show that of the more than 42 million immigrants, legal and illegal, in the United States, the largest percentage increase in immigrants is from majority Muslim nations.
According to a report by Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) authors Steven A. Camarota, director of research, and Karen Zeigler, a demographer:
“The sending countries with the largest percentage increases in immigrants living in the United States from 2010 to 2014 were Saudi Arabia (up 93 percent), Bangladesh (up 37 percent), Iraq (up 36 percent), Egypt (up 25 percent), and Pakistan, India, and Ethiopia (each up 24 percent).”
The CIS report noted that “new immigration plus births to immigrants added more than eight million people to the U.S. population between 2010 and 2014, accounting for the overwhelming majority of population growth.