The great U.S. melting pot is quickly becoming the “Arabic pot.”
The fastest growing language in the U.S. among roughly 63.2 million residents who do not speak English is Arabic, the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, or ACS, concluded.
The findings were released Monday.
“Immigration is not just an economic issue. English as our common language is part of the glue that holds our country together,” Steve Camarota, the report’s author, told Breitbart News on Monday. “These numbers suggest that the levels of immigration are so high that it may strain that. After the last great wave of immigration more than a century ago, the level of immigration was reduced and remained low for half a century, which helped with assimilation. With no pause in immigration levels in sight, the nation is headed into uncharted territory.”
The report shines a spotlight on the sluggish assimilation rate of immigrants over the last five decades. More than one-in-five speak a language other than English when at home. To put that into perspective, the U.S. is now the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
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Government data obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday indicates Obama’s immigration policy is exacerbating the problem.
The past 12 months has seen the lowest number of deportations, 231,000, since 2006, AP reported. That number does not include approximately 136,700 convicted criminals deported in the last 12 months.
“With the resources we have … I’m interested in focusing on criminals and recent illegal arrivals at the border,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress in April.
Some other findings from the the Census Bureau’s report include:
- Arabic and Urdu (Pakistan’s national language) accounted for the largest percentage increases from 2010 to 2014.
- The number of foreign language speakers since 1990 has roughly doubled; the number has almost tripled since 1980.
- 25.6 million (41 percent) of those who speak a foreign language at home said they speak English less than very well.
- 39.3 million U.S. residents speak Spanish; 3.1 million speak Chinese; 1.1 million speak Arabic.
Roughly 280,000 Muslim migrants now come to the U.S. each year as permanently resettled immigrants, guest workers, refugees and foreign students, Breitbart reported.
The Obama administration plans to accept 85,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. over the next 12 months, and to increase that number to 100,000 by 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security estimates there are 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.