U.S. Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Iraqi Christians

For Christianity Today, Griffin Paul Jackson reports that more than 1,400 Iraqis in America are set to be deported back to Iraq, after the country agreed to accept deportees as part of a deal with President Trump taking the country off of the temporary travel ban list. Nahidh Shaou, a Christian and veteran of the U.S. military who is also a convicted criminal, was ordered on a plane to Iraq in April before his lawyer was granted an emergency stay. Tiara Shaya, Shaou’s niece, says that if Shaou is forced back to Iraq, “He’ll be targeted for his Christian faith, his Chaldean ethnicity, his veteran status – that will be seen as traitorous.”

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