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Their immigration was eased by the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which welcomed certain professionals, especially scientists.
Estimates of the number of Egyptian immigrants to the United States have varied from 800,000 to two million, with the largest concentration of Egyptians living in New Jersey, New York, California, Illinois, Florida, and Texas.
Numerous Egyptian Americans have also married outside their ethnic community, which has further eased their assimilation.
The vast majority of Egypt's population is composed of rural laborers and factory workers.While the majority left for economic or educational reasons, many Copts, Jews, and conservative Muslims emigrated because they were concerned about the political developments in Egypt.Still, thousands of others left after Egypt's 1967 defeat in the Arab-Israeli War; approximately 15,000 Egyptians immigrated to the United States from 1967 to 1977.This land was worked by the fellahin, who wielded two to three crops each season, usually keeping one-fourth to one-half of the harvest for themselves.Agricultural reform did not take place until the latter half of the nineteenth century, when Egyptians began to grow cotton in an attempt to establish a market economy rather than simply growing food products.
Improved housing, transportation, and health care resulted in a significant increase in Egypt's population.