A Brewing Immigration Story Out Of Michigan

June 13, 2017

There was a recent mass round-up of dozens of illegal immigrants in Michigan that might have the Trump Administration taking a second look at its policy. The subjects facing deportation are Iraqi Christians. ICE says they’ve all been convicted of crimes, some serious. But their families say they’ve long since paid their debts for the crimes, and if they’re sent back to Iraq, where 80% of the Christian population has already fled for their lives, they’ll have no protections and it would be like sending cattle to the slaughter.

If Trump makes an exception for these Christians, then liberals will likely accuse him of favoring Christians over Muslims (they don’t seem to care much for “nuance” when it comes to tarring his immigration policies with accusations of religious prejudice). But America’s immigration and deportation laws have long allowed for the favoring of one group over another if the people would face death upon being returned to their native countries, and Iraqi Christians have been designated as victims of genocide. It’s a complicated and potentially tragic situation. If the Trump Administration doesn’t address it, then there’s already a federal lawsuit being planned to stay the deportations, so this won’t be the last you’ll hear of it

What are your thoughts? Please leave me a comment below.  I read them.

Comments 1-5 of 40

  • Susan Ashcraft

    06/18/2017 11:34 PM

    Vice President Pence, Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Sessions need to get this situation rectified. I was horrified to learn that these people had already paid their debt to society, had lived peacefully here for years, and would be killed if sent back. I don't know whose dumb idea it was to round up these people and depart them, but it needs to be stopped NOW! It's these kind of actions that also sets up Trump for more hatred (rightfully so in this case) and is undermining what he is attempting to do to help our country. They need to take care of this yesterday!

  • Shannon Rutledge

    06/17/2017 02:30 PM

    This is the problem with the broad sweeping paint brush. My thought is if they are true Christians, it should easily be verified by asking a few questions & following up to verify the answers. The Muslims claiming we are favoring Christians over Muslims means little to me. If a true convert to Christianty is sent back to Muslim country, he will most definitely be killed, in the most horrible way. Theses converts, if proven true, deserve our protection.

  • Linda Johnson

    06/16/2017 02:31 AM

    I don't understand why we need compare Muslims with Christians in terms of religion. Muslim is not a religion - the religion is Islam. And Islam is not only a religion - it is a political entity. You can't compare Christianity, which is a religion, with Islam, which is not only a religion, but also a politic and way of life. That in itself proves that they can never be Americans, because they can never live by our free way of life. They can only seek to conquer us - to rule us - which they will do if there are enough of them. So why do we keep trying to protect them in terms of religion, knowing that religion is only a part of who they are? Does this make sense? They must dominate the world, and for this reason alone, we should never allow them the opportunity!

  • Linda R. Crane

    06/15/2017 10:46 PM

    This is a very difficult decision. Should rules apply across the board to all. Not a question, but something to ponder and pray about. Should be declare a death sentence for these people. Surely, there is a good and Godly way to handle this.

  • Danny A. Hurd

    06/15/2017 04:22 PM

    If these folks have paid for their crimes, they should be allowed to stay. Trump should do the hard right thing, and give Christians safety, if Iraq, ISIS, and the region are not willing to. Trump will not get a break during his time in office, so he should get used to the abuse, because it will not stop. Do the right thing, whether liberals like it or not.

A Brewing Immigration Story Out Of Michigan

June 13, 2017

There was a recent mass round-up of dozens of illegal immigrants in Michigan that might have the Trump Administration taking a second look at its policy. The subjects facing deportation are Iraqi Christians. ICE says they’ve all been convicted of crimes, some serious. But their families say they’ve long since paid their debts for the crimes, and if they’re sent back to Iraq, where 80% of the Christian population has already fled for their lives, they’ll have no protections and it would be like sending cattle to the slaughter.

If Trump makes an exception for these Christians, then liberals will likely accuse him of favoring Christians over Muslims (they don’t seem to care much for “nuance” when it comes to tarring his immigration policies with accusations of religious prejudice). But America’s immigration and deportation laws have long allowed for the favoring of one group over another if the people would face death upon being returned to their native countries, and Iraqi Christians have been designated as victims of genocide. It’s a complicated and potentially tragic situation. If the Trump Administration doesn’t address it, then there’s already a federal lawsuit being planned to stay the deportations, so this won’t be the last you’ll hear of it

What are your thoughts? Please leave me a comment below.  I read them.

Comments 1-5 of 40

  • Susan Ashcraft

    06/18/2017 11:34 PM

    Vice President Pence, Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Sessions need to get this situation rectified. I was horrified to learn that these people had already paid their debt to society, had lived peacefully here for years, and would be killed if sent back. I don't know whose dumb idea it was to round up these people and depart them, but it needs to be stopped NOW! It's these kind of actions that also sets up Trump for more hatred (rightfully so in this case) and is undermining what he is attempting to do to help our country. They need to take care of this yesterday!

  • Shannon Rutledge

    06/17/2017 02:30 PM

    This is the problem with the broad sweeping paint brush. My thought is if they are true Christians, it should easily be verified by asking a few questions & following up to verify the answers. The Muslims claiming we are favoring Christians over Muslims means little to me. If a true convert to Christianty is sent back to Muslim country, he will most definitely be killed, in the most horrible way. Theses converts, if proven true, deserve our protection.

  • Linda Johnson

    06/16/2017 02:31 AM

    I don't understand why we need compare Muslims with Christians in terms of religion. Muslim is not a religion - the religion is Islam. And Islam is not only a religion - it is a political entity. You can't compare Christianity, which is a religion, with Islam, which is not only a religion, but also a politic and way of life. That in itself proves that they can never be Americans, because they can never live by our free way of life. They can only seek to conquer us - to rule us - which they will do if there are enough of them. So why do we keep trying to protect them in terms of religion, knowing that religion is only a part of who they are? Does this make sense? They must dominate the world, and for this reason alone, we should never allow them the opportunity!

  • Linda R. Crane

    06/15/2017 10:46 PM

    This is a very difficult decision. Should rules apply across the board to all. Not a question, but something to ponder and pray about. Should be declare a death sentence for these people. Surely, there is a good and Godly way to handle this.

  • Danny A. Hurd

    06/15/2017 04:22 PM

    If these folks have paid for their crimes, they should be allowed to stay. Trump should do the hard right thing, and give Christians safety, if Iraq, ISIS, and the region are not willing to. Trump will not get a break during his time in office, so he should get used to the abuse, because it will not stop. Do the right thing, whether liberals like it or not.