The U.S. government continues to settle Yemeni nationals in the U.S. despite a proven track record of extremism, terrorism on the part of its nationals.
The number of Yemenis settled in the U.S. may soon pass 50,000, according to a population survey from the left-wing Migration Policy Institute. That number might not seem like much but it’s a 110% increase from 2000 to now.
The Yemeni population is projected to explode over the coming century.
So why are we importing Yemenis?
The most famous Yemeni-American is, of course, Anwar Al-Awlaki, who was born in 1971 to Yemeni immigrants.
Awlaki, after meeting with Pentagon officials, became a radical Islamist cleric and leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the al-Qaida branch in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.