IDC Endorses the Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act of 2019

Image

WASHINGTON, DC: August 10, 2019. (PCP) In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, calls on Congress to pass H.R.2537 - Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that calls on the United States Government to take into account victim communities of genocide when enforcing immigration law.

In 2016, the United States Government officially recognized Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities as victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria. Currently, there are over 1,000 Iraqi nationals, the majority of whom are Christians, in Michigan who are slated for deportation back to Iraq. On Tuesday, Jimmy Aldaoud, a Chaldean Catholic from Michigan with mental health issues, a past history of homelessness, and an extended criminal record, died in Baghdad, Iraq. He had been deported to Iraq from the U.S. in June.

“We understand that the United States is a nation of laws and that laws must be enforced,” said IDC President Toufic Baaklini. He added that the “Christian community in Iraq has suffered greatly under ISIS and now from Iranian-backed militias. Christians of Iraqi descent who have been living in the U.S. for decades have nowhere to return to in Iraq. While the United States acted within its rights in deporting an unlawful resident, in doing so, they sent an Iraqi Christian back to a country whose own indigenous Christians cannot find a place to live in safety. The Iraqi Government must also improve access to social and health services it offers to its citizens, especially those, such as Mr. Aldaoud, who have a history of mental health issues.”

You May Also Like

Image

NPP Chief urges President to convene urgent meeting of all recognized political parties in J&K

New Delhi: October 14, 2019. (PCP) NPP Supremo, Prof.Bhim Singh urged Shri Ramnath Kovind, the President of India to convene an urgent meeting of r

Image

IDC Confirms Turkey Kills Christians in Northeast Syria

Washington, D.C.: October 11, 2019. (PCP) IDC has confirmed from reliable sources on the ground in Northeast Syria that Turkey has commenced bombin

Image

Harassment charges placed on 11 Christian pastors who complain to police about anti-social behaviour of Hindus

Chitracoot, India: October 11, 2019. (PCP) 11 Christian church pastors who complained to the police about the anti-social behaviour of a local Hind

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com