NEW YORK — For the past decade, the U.S. has welcomed nearly 5 million immigrants and refugees into the country.
But now, as Europe grapples with its own migration crisis, a new reality is starting to emerge in the Middle East.
The numbers of refugees, migrants and immigrants seeking asylum in Europe are rapidly rising.
And as the crisis grows in the United States, so too does the demand for new housing and jobs in the country that has become home to some of the world’s largest Muslim communities.
In the United Kingdom, where a record 1.7 million migrants arrived last year, some residents say they are facing a lack of affordable housing, and a lack in affordable healthcare and jobs for their children.
But there are signs that people are feeling optimistic about the future.
“The future is here, it is not going to be as bleak as it was,” said Alia Khedery, a 37-year-old resident of the West London neighborhood of Barking, who fled from Syria.
“I hope that people in the future will see the bright side of this.
I think it will be a good thing for everyone.”
The influx of migrants and refugees is a result of a wave of immigration that began in the 1990s and accelerated in the wake of the global financial crisis.
That migration was largely driven by economic hardship, but some people have also been driven by religious persecution and a desire for a better life.
A new wave of migrants is now seeking to enter the U, but they are not all Muslim.
There are also large numbers of white people from the European Union and Canada who have arrived in the U in recent years.
And some, like Alia, have family members who are U.K. citizens.
“It is a huge issue.
It is a problem for our economy and society,” said Mohammad Al-Hassan, a professor at King’s College London and director of the Center for Muslim-British Relations.
There are also concerns that immigration may pose a threat to British culture, and for the future of the country as a whole.
“If the immigration of a minority or the migration [of] a minority is going to have a negative impact on the British identity, then you are going to get the same kind of problems that we have had in the past,” said Ahmed Hamza, a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Affairs and Public Policy at King-College London.
“The British people have a sense of Britishness and the Britishness of the British economy and of the U-K.”
In fact, there are some signs that the British government is already considering measures to reduce the numbers of Muslim migrants and to mitigate the economic impacts of the influx.
In December, the government announced a plan to relocate some 400,000 migrants and asylum seekers who were stranded in the European migrant hotspots of Greece and Italy, according to a senior official at the British Foreign Office.
The move was prompted by a surge in migrants and refugee numbers from Turkey, a country that was hit by a wave last year of deadly attacks on its citizens.
A new round of measures was also announced to allow Britain to deport more migrants and reduce its immigration intake.
But critics say the government’s measures are likely to be too little too late, and are unlikely to have an effect on the growing number of migrants seeking asylum and seeking to reach Europe.
The new measures are part of a broader effort to deal with the wave of migration.
In April, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a crackdown on migrants and returned refugees that is likely to take months.
It was hailed as a response to the increasing threat of terrorism from Syria, where tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing the civil war that has gripped the country since 2011.
But May also said she would seek to keep Britain as a member of the European Convention on Human Rights, a controversial international treaty that governs the rights of people who have sought asylum or who have been displaced due to conflict.
The move came after an anti-immigrant demonstration in the streets of Britain, with anti-refugee protesters shouting anti-Muslim slurs and chanting “Islam is a religion of death.”
But many of the demonstrators were young, largely Muslim men, and the protests quickly turned violent.
A number of people were arrested and charged with incitement to racial hatred and were later released on bail.
According to a report from the Ugly Truth Project, a British-based advocacy group, about 6,000 people have been charged in connection with the protests.
Some of the charges were related to a March 2015 incident in which demonstrators burned a Koran at a demonstration in north London.
More recently, there have been several cases of vandalism targeting Muslim religious sites, including a mosque in north-east London, a mosque near a mosque and the Islamic Centre of Britain in Birmingham.
The recent surge in migration has drawn criticism from