Which Refugees?

I found an article in our local newspaper this morning.  It is this article from Fox News reprinted.  I couldn’t find any other news outlets reporting on this issue other than Fox News.  Curious.

I’ll make a disclaimer that the article doesn’t provide a whole lot of details about this situation and these particular people.  But considering that we’re debating importing thousands of people with equally uncertain backgrounds (or more so), I’m going to go ahead and talk about this.

Our country is in the midst of a massive debate about immigrants.  We have cities such as San Francisco who have simply declared that they are going to ignore immigration laws.  We have an Executive Administration who has made it clear that it is not interested in enforcing the laws of the land regarding illegal immigration.  Yet we are actively seeking to deport displaced Christian refugees?  Fascinating.  People that definitely have come from a region where we know ISIS has been murdering, raping, torturing, and otherwise persecuting Christians?  Infuriating.

Add to this the fact that there is a strong Christian, Chaldean community in the San Diego area that could help this small group of people in settling and pursuing legal status as refugees or immigrants, and I don’t understand why our government is refusing to allow them to stay.  If nothing more than for good PR, this would seem like an easy, no-brainer, win-win for everyone.  The fact that this is not being pursued makes me that much more skeptical about the intentions of our government specifically towards Christians.  I’d like to learn more about this issue, but from the dearth of news reports on it, that might be more difficult than it should be.

 

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2 Responses to “Which Refugees?”

  1. Lois Says:

    I did a search of “Chaldean Christian refugees” and got quite a few hits, including this one: http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/september/why-us-is-deporting-iraq-chaldean-christians-asylum-fraud.html

    • mrpaulnelson Says:

      I still am not able to find much on this situation – including no updates on their status. I also e-mailed the Catholic congregation cited in the story but have not received a response. Annoying :-\

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