I did not think that the map of mass immigration of Muslim countries would be drawn again by the PVV. Fleur Agema is doing this in Volkskrant today: according to Agema, she played a role in the fact that the coalition for tolerance had not succeeded enough in reducing immigration from Muslim countries '', after Wilders had already spoken about Moroccans earlier this week.
Would they now know the numbers at the PVV or do they know that they can shout what they want because it is not verified?
The natives have a negative net migration, which makes sense. Migration from Muslim countries is no longer much and has even been negative for a number of years, in other words, it remains more than what has come here or backwards. It is mainly the EU that has ensured a positive net migration in recent years.
In 2001, the new Law on Foreigners was passed, which had a very significant impact on immigration. Therefore a separation can be made: up to 2001 inclusively and starting from 2002.
Up to 2001, 34,000 immigrants from Muslim countries immigrated each year, 13,000 emigrated, representing a balance of 21,000. However, during the period 2002 to 2010, it was very different: immigration decreased by a third, emigration increased by 60%, which means that net migration decreased by 90% to 2000 on average per year. Given that 2011 will most likely result in a further decline from 2010, we can say that we have had a net migration from Muslim countries over the last 10 years that was lower than many years ago.
Conclusion: the curious, therefore, that existing mass immigration (plus) played a role in the government crisis. Speaking of irresponsible behavior.
Because Wilders talked about the migration of Moroccans, here is a graph with their balance:
From 1996 to 2001, immigration averaged 5,200 per year. The emigration of 2,000 and that resulted in a balance of 3,200.
From 2002 to 2010, immigration was 3,400 and emigration was 3,100, representing an average balance of 400 per year over this period.