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!