Shot. The Trump administration may be deporting Iraqi Christians:
Dozens of Iraqi Christians in the U.S. may be deported by the Trump administration https://t.co/BjurJhrCaA
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) July 5, 2017
Chaser. Here’s why they may be deported:
Paragraph 10: "their green cards were revoked after criminal convictions on charges including…rape and murder." https://t.co/7AF4NbNeGl
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 5, 2017
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) July 5, 2017
Why is it a story that the U.S. is deporting rapists and murderers?
Oh, it gets worse.
According to the NYT, the only reason they weren’t deported earlier — like under the Obama administration — was because Iraq wouldn’t issue them travel documents:
“The operation in this region was specifically conducted to address the very real public safety threat represented by the criminal aliens arrested,” said Rebecca Adducci, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Detroit.
The men had been allowed to stay, in some cases for decades, because the Iraqi government had refused to issue travel documents for them to return.
And in a stunning bit of irony, the deportations can move forward because Trump dropped Iraq from his Muslim ban:
That changed in March, when Iraq agreed to begin accepting deportees in exchange for being dropped from the list of countries affected by Mr. Trump’s revised travel ban, which barred citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
So, because Trump listened to liberals and dropped Iraq from his Muslim ban list, they’re getting deported?
WHOOPS! NYT issues correction after reporting news from North Korea parody account https://t.co/m5xBCyNLj0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2017