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  • Judge blocks deportation of Chaldeans and other Iraqis

    Judge blocks deportation of Chaldeans and other Iraqis

    • Jun 25, 2017

    Clarence Dass, an attorney representing many Iraqi Christians the U.S. government wants deported deported, said he was “ecstatic” over a court decision delaying the order. “When your life is on the line, each day is a victory. And in this case, 14 days,” Dass said. “We now have the breathing room to ensure that every individual detained has the proper motions filed and, ultimately, a chance to be heard. The work continues.”

  • USCCB officials urge Homeland Security to defer deportation of Chaldeans

    USCCB officials urge Homeland Security to defer deportation of Chaldeans

    • Jun 22, 2017

    Recent negotiations between the U.S. and Iraq have led to the deportation of more than 100 Chaldean Christians who were residing in the country, leading the Catholic bishops to write a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security urging him to halt the arrests.

  • Chaldeans in U.S.: Why aren’t more Christians speaking out against deportations to Iraq?

    Chaldeans in U.S.: Why aren’t more Christians speaking out against deportations to Iraq?

    • Jun 18, 2017

    “On a practical level, this is mind-boggling,” said Nina Shea, an international human-rights lawyer who runs the Center for Religious Freedom at the Washington-based Hudson Institute. She can’t think of a safe destination for the Chaldeans in Iraq. “The director of Homeland Security — does he know that there has been a genocide declared there by the United States? Had anyone told him? Does ICE know this?”