September 22, 2009, - 3:41 pm

Reality Check: Yes, Immigration is Down, But Not From Muslim, Mid-East Nations

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of its annual American Community Survey (ACS).  The figures were taken in 2008.  All of the major media outlets (including USA Today and the Wall Street Journal) are touting it, today, as evidence that the bad economy has solved our alien problems, noting that immigration–legal AND illegal–is down and that less foreign born people are here.


But that’s hardly the real picture.  In fact, while immigration is down from places like Mexico and Peru, immigration is up from Middle Eastern Muslim nations like terrorist-host states Syria and Iran.  I did my own investigation into the census numbers and uncovered the important story here that no-one else is telling you.  The countries that hate us the most are still exporting their haters to our shores.  Those numbers are up, not down.

A Wall Street Journal graph (above), at least, shows that the number of Iranian-born immigrants is up by 18, 730 from 2007, for a total of 344,935 (though the WSJ article on this story doesn’t cover Mid-East immigration and sticks to the “immigration is down” narrative).  While some of the nearly 19,000 new U.S. residents from Iran came here to get away from Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs, some did not.  And we have no way of knowing which are which.  If even only a fraction of that number are anti-American and inclined to do Iran’s bidding here, that’s far too many.

Then, there are the figures from Syria.  The Census figures show that the number of Syrian-born residents in the U.S. increased by 11,349 persons to 66,077 Syrians here in 2008.  That’s an alarming increase, given that most Syrians here (in recent years) are Shi’ite Muslims who support the (Alawite) Assad government and its hand in Hezbollah.  (Most Syrian Christians who were going to leave left there long ago.)

From Lebanon, the increase is only 3,550, according to the Census.  But that’s an estimate.  And based on the number of Lebanese immigrants–both legal and illegal–here in Detroit, I’d say it’s far larger.  And, still, most of those are Shi’ite Muslims who support Hezbollah.  We really do not need even one more Hezbollah enabler on American soil, let alone the majority of 3,550 of them.

And none of this takes into account immigrants from the Gulf States–Al-Qaeda hotbeds of  extremism–Saudi Arabia and Yemen, not to mention United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, which don’t have their own category in the Census survey.

Fortunately, the numbers of those here from Pakistan, Egypt, and North Africa are slightly down from last year, but again, this is only a sampling–an estimate–and they could be completely off.  The survey also claims the number of Iraqi-born residents is down by over 1,000, but yet we’ve welcomed tens of thousands of Iraqis to our shores, so the number doesn’t seem quite accurate and is likely reflective of the rest of the accuracy of the survey.

Still, it’s annoying–no, it’s maddening.  Since 9/11, as I’ve noted over and over again, we’ve done everything to make it hard for Hispanic illegal aliens, but little to discourage Islamic ones–you know the Muslim Arabs with the same theology and heritage as the 19 hijackers.  That’s why it’s so disturbing–but not at all surprising–that we see this increase in population, despite the bad economy, from our friends in the “Religion of Peace.”  For them, a bad economy doesn’t hinder their non-stop milking of the system, bailouts, and entitlements, a la Najibullah Zazi and Ali Nemr and Rania Rahal.  And it certainly doesn’t discourage their plans to Islamicize America.

They murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, and yet we keep welcoming them to our shores.

Yes, immigration is down, but not where it counts.  The most undesirable–the most dangerous–keep on comin’.

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25 Responses

Are we stupid or something?

Rick on September 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Another revealing immigration story is that of asylum seekers. By one estimate, over 40% of those granted refuge in the US in recent years came from the OIC states (I stands for “Islamic”). The State Department has effectively outsourced the selection process to the UN. That’s how the US ended up with some 100,000 Somalis.

Raymond in DC on September 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm

We aaaaare the wor-or-old, we are its pee-poe…

DS_ROCKS! on September 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm

If they would assimilate into American culture, Debbie wouldn’t be raising the alarm. They aren’t and the US is facing the same problem that is bringing about the demise of Europe. Putting our heads in the sand won’t make it go away.

NormanF on September 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm

We’re still bringing in more parasitic America-haters from the Middle East and we needed to stop that. They don’t care about our American history, the U.S. Constitution, and everything that made America great and successful all over. Their mission is to continue supplanting Islam in America through all possible means.

Bobby'sBrain on September 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I knew a lot of Koreans when I lived in Korea who wanted to move to America and become citizens. But they were not allowed to get visas. I guess we don’t want immigration from successful, Christian countries.

Yet, here in the Washington area there seems to be a flood of Muslim immigrants that don’t want to be here, except to take over. I’ll bet the numbers are much higher in 2009 because of the Obama State Department deciding who gets visas.

*While some of the nearly 19,000 new U.S. residents from Iran came here to get away from Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs, some did not.*

Even if they are here to escape, they themselves are often to blame for their country’s woes. If they are Muslims, they are Muslims first. Their Muslim culture allowed Iran, Syria, Libya, and almost all the rest to become the countries they are. They immigrate here to escape and then vote overwhelmingly for the anti-American, anti-Israeli Democratic party. In other words, they are turning our country into theirs.

I have no sympathy for refugees and immigrants from the Mideast if they are Muslim.

JM on September 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Nothing is a 100 percent perfect and that goes for the government application E-Verify? The answer for any irate hired worker is simple, that if the employer is not satisfied with the results of the immigration verification identity process? You take a copy of your 1-9 form to the Social security agency, to resolve the issue? YOU WILL OBVIOUSLY NOT APPEAR BEFORE AN AGENT OF THE GOVERNMENT, IF YOU HAVE NO AUTHENTIC PAPERS? This is not a complex approach to the problem, although the US Chamber of Commerce, ACLU and a multitude of detrimental businesses have tried to escalate this situation? They say categorically nothing about how to rectify the matter, owing to their main objective is to demonize the process any way they can? Even their adolescent attitude of filing some frivolous lawsuit with the courts fell through?

E-Verification–MUST–become a permanent law, not just subject to an employer’s whim? The public who savor their jobs not being appropriated by foreign workers–AS HAPPENED IN EUROPE–should demand E-Verify in every industry, every business with heavy penalties for those who rebuke the law including mandatory jail sentences. EUROPE over several decades has also been overwhelmed by legal and illegal immigrants, thats why health care across the Atlantic has become compromised? E-Verify could be easily expanded for many other uses in the US, including admittance to health care, drivers licenses, government subsidies that would include education and home mortgages? My family wants a comprehensive package of health care reform pass, then to me it’s obviously important to me as well? However, what illegal aliens remain will always get taxpayer backed free health care in the emergency rooms. My answer to this, is federal investigators should track down the illegal workers employer and demand they pay for the individuals surgery or other ailment?

But we must remain vigilant as the status quo has in their influence a group of stalwart politicians. They have secretly conspired to table E-Verify in the past and will no doubt try to eradicate it’s accessibility in the future. Hundreds of pariah businesses are devoid of a conscious towards the American working man or woman. They have corrupted the lawmakers in Washington, with special interest money and extravagant favors. They have already indoctrinated some of our previously honest leaders with favors and in return we have seen the weakening of 287 G police training apprehension of illegal immigrants. Already President Obama has listened to Sen.Harry Reid D-NV, California’s own Nancy Pelosi and Napolitano who have weakened other enforcement laws. NO! Innocent children of illegal immigrants who were transplanted by their parents here are not to blame. Our borders have remained like sieves, thanks to some of the lawmakers whom we voted for over the years. Legislators are ultimately culpable as they make the decisions, as by inheritance of each administration who resides in the White House?

Money was wasted on building the single length border fence instead of Rep.Duncan Hunters planned two-tier barrier as in San Diego? ICE raids have been reduced and even the No-match-rescinded. More money is wasted overturning enforcement laws, instead of using the full force of these procedures in combating the illegal immigrant invasion. IF YOU HAVE SOME SOLID KNOWLEDGE OF ILLEGAL WORKERS, CONTACT ICE! ADDRESS YOUR POLITICIANS AT 202-224-3121 NO MORE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM! IT IS NOT IN THE COUNTRIES INTEREST. USE AMENDMENTS TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS WITH THE 1986 IMMIGRATION LAWS ALREADY ENACTED. Learn facts not rhetoric or lies at NUMBERSUSA & JUDICIAL WATCH & CAPSWEB.

Brittancus on September 22, 2009 at 7:37 pm

There are enough IslamoBarbarians already
here that I wonder if it would even matter
If no more got in.

I_AM_ME on September 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

What about Somalia? As for Jamaicans, they hate America as well. The U.S. has become one big flop house. Most immigrants now have a victim mentality. Thank you liberals. It used to be the land of opportunity, not anymore. Just the land of gimmie, gimmie, and dammit give it to me. The liberals and MSM wants a United Nations of America. As long as the MSM injects the dope to the masses, border control wont occur. The MSM controls the society which consumes the dope that ultimately turns the children away from their parents. Parents work and forget that their children get hours and hours of direct and indirect influences from Hollyweird and the MSM. And then they wonder why their child goes off to college and becomes one big liberal who voted for Obama.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm

We should just stop all immigration and let all visas expire. We don’t need any more immigrants with the current situation we are in.

The data provided above probably does not include illegals. This brings the total to at least 50 million. Why do we need all of these people, especially the ones from Muslim countries?

Jarhead on September 22, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Philistines upon you, America!

Shy Guy on September 23, 2009 at 1:27 am

These people will rape and kill. Mark my words.

pat on September 23, 2009 at 2:53 am


Have to correct you, most Syrians are SUNNI Muslims, ruled by a small minority of Alawites. Not that it matters, but the Assad family represent and protect 5% of the Alawite population.

DL: Thanks for the incorrect correction. Try reading what I wrote first, since what you claim is not what I said. In fact, the Alawites are even far less than 5%, but the Assads are Alawites and rule Syria. As for what sect most Syrians follow, yes it is Sunni, but the majority of Syrians that come here are Shi’ites. RIF–Reading Is Fundamental. Try doing it before you rush to “correct” something that wasn’t said. To remind you, I wrote:

Most Syrians here are Shi’ite Muslims who support the (Alawite) Assad government and its hand in Hezbollah.

It’s a reference to the Syrians who’ve come here since 9/11 (recent immigrants).

dirtyleb on September 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

I pray that I die BEFORE the muzzies take over. I would never want to live among THEM.

goldenmike4393 on September 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Don’t worry Mike you are not going to die before you see the backlash that is coming. It is going to happen in Europe first, and then will spread here like wildfire. The backlash coming is going to make the Crusades and the Balkans pale in comparison.

Drakken on September 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

You people think that doesn’t matter? I do. I say this because I’m quite used to being called “ignorant” and “hateful”.

John Harper on September 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

You are indeed ignorant and hateful.

Tell us why one’s level of skin pigmentation should be a determining factor in immigration?

Shy Guy on September 24, 2009 at 2:27 am

John Harper on September 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

I’m right there with you, John.

Joel on September 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

I’m right there with you, John.

Joel on September 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

Any more Archie Bunker clones out there?

Shy Guy on September 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

Shy Guy on September 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

Anymore right-liberals out there who pee their pants and start name-calling every time the subject of race is brought up?

Joel on September 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm

The ones peeing here are the bigots, every time they see a non-white person too close to them. If the shoe fits…..

But thank you for reconfirming the primitiveness of your beliefs that this is about “race”.

“Right-liberal”? No, I’m a right-oriented human being.

Shy Guy on September 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Interesting that the link I posted was removed. Did I break a site policy by posting it, or was its removal simply a demonstration of political correctness?

Joel on September 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Sad to see such bigotry on this site.

As an Iranian who came to the US to get away from the brutes in Iran, I am highly offended by this post and some of the comments on this page.

If you must you, Iranians are one of the most productive, most progressive citizens in America. Most of us have university degrees and high level jobs with great pay. Most of us integrate into the society arguably better than any other culture.

Ardeshir on September 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm

No muslims in west or islam.Keep them out.

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Lionel Burlington on August 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

For all the mexican immigrant-bashers, you’re getting what you deserve. Unlike Middle Eastern immigrant terrorists, Mexicans work hard for peanuts and do the work native-born Americans won’t do. Although they’re are some bad elements within the Mexican immigrant group, they are nothing like the Jihadist immigrants who want to destroy America and bilk the system dry. You Wasps bitched about Mexicans! called ’em wetbacks, while they broke they’re backs, they’re leaving and now you’ve got the Jihadists. G-d does have a sense of humor.

Philllll on September 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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