Iraqi Christians targeted for deportation face ‘death sentence’ in Iraq, lawyers say

  • Immigration officials arrested more than 200 Iraqi nationals over the weekend
  • Iraqi Christians have been persecuted by Islamic State and other groups

Iraqis are being swept up in immigration raids across the US and targeted for deportation by the Trump administration, in a crackdown attorneys and advocates described as a “death sentence” for members of Iraq’s Christian minority.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) arrested more than 200 Iraqi nationals over the weekend who have been the subject of deportation orders following criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

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