Trump Administration Deporting Christians?

As a result of Iraq agreeing to take back nationals, ICE is or soon will be deporting Christians.

A policy of deporting Christians may hurt the Trump Administration because, while promising to enforce immigration laws, candidate Trump also promised to protect Christians. He even said that Middle East Christians were victims of genocide. But since Iraqi Christians don’t yet have refugee status (since the Obama Administration would never admit they were being exterminated by the Religion of Peace), they are being swept up by laws that probably weren’t intended for them.

The Trump Administration got Iraq to allow the return of immigrants that the U.S. wanted to deport for committing crimes. This shift caused a sudden change for some Chaldean Christians.

Fox 2 News reports, “Iraqi Christians, Muslims deported from Metro Detroit after U.S. deal with Iraq.

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Dozens of Chaldeans and Muslims were rounded up and brought to the immigration deportation center in Detroit. Families watched as their loved ones were held against their will and loaded onto a bus. Many were then taken to Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday.

Caiden Nguyen’s father was arrested by ICE and said she was in the home in Detroit when ICE agents arrived to arrest Hanh Nguyen.

“It scares me if they send him back then we have no daddy,” Caiden said. “I thought they were people looking for someone but they took my dad. I want him back.”

Nguyen says her husband came to American in 1996 from Iraq. He was guilty of renting a car and letting someone else drive it, but he paid fines and served time for that crime.

“It’s the first time it’s been enforced in almost 50 years. Everyone in this state, country should be concerned at this point,” Clarence Dass, the family’s attorney said.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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