If you guessed Spanish, you are incorrecto, amigos.
Nope, the latest Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language– are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, as reported by Breitbart.
“After five decades of large-scale immigration, a record 63.2 million U.S. residents, or more than one-in-five, speak a language other than English when at home.
Previous reports have shown that the United States is now the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world. But the new census study shows that the fastest-growing foreign languages, in percentage terms, are languages spoken by immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.
Between 2010 and 2014, there was a 29 percent increase in Arabic, a 23 percent increase in Urdu, and a 9 percent jump in Persian (Farsi), which is spoken in Iran.
The findings of this report reinforce other studies, which show that Muslim immigration is the fastest growing bloc of new immigrants. Every year the United States voluntarily imports more than a quarter of a million– or 280,000– Muslim migrants (this figure includes permanently resettled immigrants, guest workers, refugees and foreign students). All of these immigrants are invited into the U.S. on visas and therefore have the opportunity to collect welfare, resettle their relatives, and eventually apply for citizenship and voting rights.Arabic is now the most common language spoken by refugees, and 91.4 percent of recent refugees from the Middle East are on food stamps.”
That’s just GREAT news, isn’t it?Do you need any clearer evidence of the “fundamental transformation” of America?
[Note: This article was written (in English first) by Michele Hickford]