Press Release: Evangelical Leaders: Protect Iraqi Christians from Deportation
June 19, 2017
In a letter to the Trump administration today, evangelical leaders are calling for a halt to deportations of Iraqi Christians.
“We write urgently and with grave concern that Christians will be removed from the United States to face potential persecution, and even potential death, in the Middle East,” begins the letter from leaders of Evangelical Immigration Table organizations.
The letter, addressed to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, includes a request that the administration defer the deportation of Chaldean Christians until Iraq’s government “proves willing and capable of protecting the rights of religious minorities.”
It also quotes Vice President Mike Pence speaking about how Christians in Iraq have been targeted.
The full letter is available here.