We write urgently and with grave concern that Christians will be removed from the United States to face potential persecution, and even death, in the Middle East
Leading American evangelical organizations are pleading with President Donald Trump not to deport a group od Iraqi Christians. Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Samuel Rodriguez, and National Association for Evangelicals President Leith Anderson, signed a Monday letter from the Evangelical Immigration Table to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
“We write urgently and with grave concern that Christians will be removed from the United States to face potential persecution, and even death, in the Middle East,” reads the letter. “Recent reports … indicate that a number of these Chaldean Christians face an immediate threat of deportation back to Iraq, a country where, as a result of their faith, they are likely to face oppression, persecution, and possibly even death at the hands of extremists.”
“To that end, we would ask that the Administration exercise the discretion available under law to defer the deportation of Chaldeans who pose no threat to U.S. public safety to Iraq until such time as the situation in Iraq stabilizes and its government proves willing and capable of protecting the rights of religious minorities.”
Here’s a letter from several of us asking govt to halt deportation of imperiled Iraqi Christians:https://t.co/dJHYX2dSDT
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) June 19, 2017