The Trump Administration Orders That Iraqi Christians Be Deported Back To Iraq, Federal Judge Halts The Order And Declares That The Christians Will Be Murdered If They Go Back To Iraq

By Theodore Shoebat

The Trump administration has ordered a number of Christian Iraqis to be deported for passed crimes for which they have served their time or have already been punished in other ways. A federal judge has halted the order, stating that Christians will be put in danger if they are forced back to Iraq. As we read in one report:

A federal judge in Michigan halted the deportation of as many as 1,400 Iraqi nationals on Tuesday, warning that their lives are at stake, with Christians pleading President Donald Trump for mercy.

CBS News reported that U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a 24-page opinion against the Justice Department’s efforts to deport the nationals, many of whom are Christians.

The Justice Department has been seeking to deport people with criminal records, and has argued that the judge doesn’t have jurisdiction in the immigration matter.

“Without a stay in place, deportations will begin immediately, which may mean a death sentence for some deportees,” the court wrote, according to BuzzFeed.

“Petitioners have presented significant evidence — not contested by the Government — that many will face death.”

Goldsmith also cited the treatment of Christians in Iraq since 2014 at the hands of Islamic State terror group:

“Religious minorities were particularly vulnerable to these atrocities, with Christians being given the horrific choice to ‘pay a protection tax, convert to Islam, or be killed.'”

“Without a stay in place, deportations will begin immediately, which may mean a death sentence for some deportees,” the court wrote, according to BuzzFeed.

“Petitioners have presented significant evidence — not contested by the Government — that many will face death.”

Goldsmith also cited the treatment of Christians in Iraq since 2014 at the hands of Islamic State terror group:

“Religious minorities were particularly vulnerable to these atrocities, with Christians being given the horrific choice to ‘pay a protection tax, convert to Islam, or be killed.'”

Back in June, the judge again delayed the deportations on the basis of the court needing more time to determine its jurisdiction.

Many of the relatives of the Iraqis threatened by deportation have argued that they have paid their dues to society, and warned that sending them back to the Middle East could see them killed at the hands of IS.

“We’re just hopeful that people continue to pray for these that are being detained, and understanding that this is a humanitarian crisis and that the administration steps in and puts a halt to these deportations,” Martin Manna of the Chaldean Community Foundation told Catholic News Agency on Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have been rounding up Iraqi nationals, many of them from Chaldean Christian backgrounds, who had come to America legally, but had failed to complete the proper process in applying for green cards, or had committed a misdemeanor or felony in the past.

One woman threatened with deportation, whose name wasn’t provided, apparently came to the U.S. as a five-year-old, and now has three children who are American citizens.

She committed misdemeanor fraud and was given a final order of removal in 1986, serving probation time and being released “on an order of supervision.” Although she had been complying with the order, Manna said, she was still detained in the latest raids.

Former acting director of ICE John Sandweg said back in June that the overwhelming majority of those detained pose “little or no threat to the United States.”

“The use of discretion in this case is more than appropriate. When you’re talking about 30-year-old nonviolent offenses, in no way, shape or form does it make sense to remove them at this time,” Sandweg said.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to stop the deportations in June, with a number of prominent Christian voices in America also speaking out.

“I find it very disturbing what I have read about Chaldean Christians being rounded up by U.S. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for possible deportation. I would encourage the president to have someone investigate these cases thoroughly,” the Rev. Franklin Graham said in a Facebook post on June 16.

Top U.S. Catholic leaders also joined in condemning the arrests of the Chaldeans, and wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly:

“The fact that they have a significant risk of experiencing persecution and even possible bodily harm because of their faith is, from our moral perspective, an important factor to be weighed in the calculation to deport.”

Another hearing in the case has been scheduled for Wednesday.


  • I’m actually with the judge on this one. Why deport people who have already served their times and paid their debt to society only to punish them again by sending them to certain death?

  • luis

    I think it should depend on the type of crime they committed. Rape? Pack your bags. If it’s lesser crimes I am glad Christians are coming to together to try and help them

  • Rjk

    I’m trying to figure out Trumps angle on this one. He knew they’re Christians and knows what they’re fate might be. Was he just testing the waters to see if anyone would stand up for them because they’re Christians or maybe just doesn’t care. I don’t know just thinking out loud.

    • JamieAllen

      michigan has a lot of moslems; maybe Trump is angling to clear out dearborne and this must happen first in order to begin that, can’t figure why, but maybe. Lets hope it’s the beginning of mass dearborne, michigan moslems deportation.

      • Rjk

        You might have a point there, they might be saying see it’s not only Muslims we’re watching but also the Christians. They won’t use the religious aspect of it but the deeds they have done.

    • filomena seiffert

      What takes to people realize trumps is a narcissist, self centered person and he does note care if we live or die? The suffering of others means nothing to trum-pest.

      • Rjk

        Obviously it took CNN to convince you.

        • filomena seiffert

          I do not read CNN, my conclusion is based on his life, his speech and actions. I have lived to much to be led by politics. I do not read any of the news from here, no CNN, Fox and others. I am mature, with some intelligence. Only one makes my mind, God

    • From what I’ve read, it is simply the administration “catching up on backlog of paperworks.”

      I sincerely hope the federal judge can say, “No,” but we’ll see.

    • filomena seiffert

      His angle is: I am the boss, the king, me, me, me

  • filomena seiffert

    Imagine if the other countries decided to expel the Americans from their soil would on the millions.

  • Jeff Benton

    You never finish paying for any crime you commit in America… You can serve a full sentence and pay all restitution and you will still never be let out of a prison worse than any building with walls and bars…

    You are given a life sentence for each and every felony, no matter how minor, and are blacklisted from work, can never get rid of your background that the people who hate your guts get to write and fill with one sided lies, and you dang well better never open your mouth or the Government just might put a bullet in your head…. At the very least, the very very least 3 or 4 big ol cops will kick the chit out of you every time they catch you in public…

    Welcome to America… The AntiChrist is who everyone in the Government serves… The politicians and their moneytrain lobbyists give lip service to God and lip service to serving the people, yet gladly serve satan while quoting scripture and claiming some moral high ground…

    So buck up and get ready for one heck of a roller coaster ride…
    I saw this coming 30+ years ago while I was still pretty darn wicked…

    I back the blue, so dont give me any of that cop hating crud either… I am just saying what you all know deep down inside…

    There are so very many many people who go to church on Sunday and think they serve God all week long, yet are going straight to hell when the Judgement takes place, that it makes my head spin to think of such large numbers of folks burning for eternity…
    I do what I can to wake em up before it’s too late, yet they tell me to my face they already have it all figured out…
    I pity them…
    God plainly tells ya what he HATES and what he ABHORS… Yet so many keep on keepin on in all or most of it… And many dont even realize it…
    Very sad…

    Oh yeah… LOL at everyone in America who thinks they are free… You live in an Oligarchy… Not a republic… The Republic died a long long time ago… And nothing short of the people rising up and bathing the tree of liberty in fresh fertilizer will restore it…
    And that aint going to happen… Nopers… Jesus Christ will reign in his Kingdom LONG before that ever happens…

    Welcome to Amerika… Land of the oligarch politicians working towards a one world government who are serving satanic forces…

    Enjoy your life sentence…

    • Kkdgrace

      You know, you are right about a lot of that. In this digital age, it’s easy to uncover all sorts of info about a person- things that occurred in the past- and use it against one, regardless whether circumstances have changed or not. Look at how employers are now scanning Facebook for their potential and current employees- from what I have read, people have been denied employment or have been terminated for things that could be considered plain old missjudgment on their part (doesn’t seem to matter how many years ago something occurred) up to expressing views considered to be politically incorrect. Crazy

  • Raph Sebastian

    Whoah! Not the topic but I am seeing homosexual ads in between comments. One featuring Ellen the Degenerate homosexual. Has Walid’s blog been hacked by the degenerates?

    • No… it’s advertising…click bait. I see it on my iPhone as well. If I use Firefox at home they disappear.

      • Raph Sebastian

        Thanks brother. I too see it when I use my phone but not on my computer.

        • CTyank

          Put an adblocker on your phone.

    • I called my tech. Disqus posts these and they want $10 a month to upgrade our software just to remove them. I hate it.

      • Raph Sebastian

        Thanks Brother Walid. Don’t pay them, it’s hi-tech blackmail. I’ll just ignore the crap. God bless you and yours.

        • I won’t pay them a darn cent. I hate this type of blackmail. As I tell my wife, the devil wants to enter in any way shape or form. I never accepted advertisers no matter how the offer was lucrative. They also end up dictating what you can write. These days almost all blogs have them. We will resist them till the end.

          • Raph Sebastian

            Amen brother!

  • Kamau41

    The federal judge is right on this because it simply doesn’t make sense to send Christians back to a very dangerous environment where they will surely be killed.

  • uptheante99

    Great Point, if the MUSLIMS are so Peaceful, WHY ARE CHRISTIANS AT RISK OF BEING MURDERED IF THEY RETURN. Deport the Muslims

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