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Spurned by the U.S. and Facing Danger Back Home, Iranian Christians Fear the Worst

posted on March 5, 2018

The New York Times’s Miriam Jordan reports that around 100 Iranian Christians are stranded in Vienna after the U.S. denied their refugee applications. “The Iranians applied to resettle in the United States under guidelines set by a 1989 law known as the Lautenberg Amendment, which offers safe haven to persecuted religious minorities,” Jordan writes. The Trump administration had condemned Iran’s treatment of its Christian minority, but drastically cut the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States.

Read at The New York Times