World Net Daily reports that more than 100 Iraqi Christians were rounded up Sunday evening in federal raids in Michigan and will soon be deported back to their native land, where they face an uncertain fate in a country where Christians are marked for death in a genocide carried out by Islamic groups, namely the Islamic State. The raids were conducted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The ICE agents showed up without warning at the homes of Chaldean Christians and at a popular restaurant called Ishtar’s in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Those detained were mostly legal residents of the US, some having spent the majority of their lives here, but have had felonies on their records. Nahren Anweya, who emigrated to the US with her family as a young girl and is now in her early 30s, said up to 200 were rounded up Sunday, most of them Chaldean or Assyrian Christians. Video taken of the raids showed distraught families screaming and weeping. One man, Wisam, whose family is afraid to give his full name, is 49 and has been living in the US legally since age 11. He served less than a year in prison for an assault conviction when he got into a fight at a bar when in his early 20s. He punched a man who was harassing his girlfriend.
Nathan Kalasho, president of a Madison Heights-based Chaldean-centered charter school, said many of the Chaldeans like Wisam targeted for deportation back to Iraq are so Americanized they don’t even speak Arabic. Hundreds of Chaldeans were out protesting Monday evening at 15 Mile and Ryan in Sterling Heights.
World Net Daily report found here.