• 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?”

  • Iraqi martyr remembered in Rome ten years after murder

    Iraqi martyr remembered in Rome ten years after murder

    • Jun 13, 2017

    Rome’s Pontifical Irish College celebrated Holy Trinity Mass in the memory of Father Ragheed Ganni, a former resident. In 2007, the 35-year-old Iraqi priest was shot to death by Islamic militants. Also killed were three subdeacons: Basman Daoud, Ghasan Bidawid and Waheed Isho’a.

  • House praised for passing bill to help ISIS genocide victims

    House praised for passing bill to help ISIS genocide victims

    • Jun 9, 2017

    The United States House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill, the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017.” The proposed law would provide help and hope to suffering members of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who have been “left out and left behind.”

  • Chaldean patriarch supports Holy Week peace march in Iraq

    Chaldean patriarch supports Holy Week peace march in Iraq

    • Apr 3, 2017

    In Iraq, once-flourishing Christian towns have been destroyed and vandalized by Islamic terrorism before being liberated. The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad has encouraged a more than 80-mile peace march during Holy Week to demonstrate the bond among Iraqi communities and churches around the world.