Friday, June 23, 2017

This Will Cause Some Personal Conflict for Many Trump Supporters

President Donald Trump’s administration is being sued for attempting to deport Chaldean Christians back to Iraq, an unexpected development for a president who vowed to assist persecuted Middle Eastern Christians.


Over the past week and a half, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up roughly 100 Chaldean Christians from Iraq — mostly on a Sunday — sparking a flurry of protests led by family members and advocates. ICE claims all of those arrested have outstanding removal orders and criminal offenses, but demonstrators argue most already served their time years ago, and that deporting those arrested to Iraq will only subject them to persecution from local authorities or murderous groups such as ISIS.


The case also challenges whether ICE had the right to detain the arrestees in the first place, and whether it was proper for the government to transfer the detainees to a center in Ohio — far away from their lawyers.


“If you’re from Syria and you’re a Christian, you cannot come into this country. And they’re the ones that are being persecuted,” [Trump said during his campign], noting he thought it was “unbelievable” and that “[we] have to do something about it.”

“If I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they’ve had in a long time,” he added later.

  Think Progress
He said a lot of things then. He's a bullshit artist. And he's ALWAYS the greatest, the best, the most of something.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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