Support our Neighbors and Defer Deportation

Approximately one thousand Iraqi nationals -- including many Christians who would face persecution, torture, and death in Iraq -- are facing deportation.

H.R. 2537, the Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act, will provide relief to Iraqi nationals who have orders of removal. The bill would defer removal for 24 months for nationals of Iraq who have been ordered removed at any time prior to the bill’s enactment in order to have their cases heard before an immigration court.

Scripture reminds us of our care for all those who face oppression and injustice, and of our particular care for fellow Christians who are in danger: “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:26-27).

Ask your Representative to support H.R. 2537 and allow time for the immigration cases of our Iraqi neighbors!


Read a Backgrounder or return to the Office of Social Justice website.

Contact your Member of Congress!


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My name is [Name] and I am a consituant from [City, State]. 

I am calling in regards to the FIRST STEP Act which passed in the House as H.R. 5682. As a Christian, I believe that redemption is at the heart of the my faith. I believe that people made in the image of God are more than the worst thing they’ve ever done, and support policies that provide opportunities for rehabilitation.

As you may know, the FIRST STEP Act is a bipartisan supported criminal justice reform bill that supports “back end” changes to the system by providing increased resources and incentives towards rehabilitation.

The bill encourages inmates to participate in more vocational and rehabilitative programs, by letting them get “earned time credits” that allow them to be released early to halfway houses or home confinement.  The bill would also authorize more funding — $50 million a year over five years — to support vocational and rehabilitative programs.

I am asking that Senator ______ support the FIRST STEP Act.