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Iraqi Chaldeans supported Trump. Now one of their own died after being deported

For many in Detroit’s Iraqi Chaldean Catholic community, the election of President Trump appeared a positive development. They envisioned a bright future with an administration led by a man who had advocated strongly on behalf of Christian minorities in majority-Muslim countries. “Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers,” Trump tweeted in 2017. […]

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Body of deported Iraqi refugee to be returned to Michigan

Jimmy Al-Daoud, a homeless refugee who was found dead after he was deported to Iraq, will be returned to Michigan to be buried next to his family members, U.S. Rep. Andy Levin announced Friday. Al-Daoud, a mentally ill and diabetic refugee, was born in a refugee camp in Greece in 1978 after his parents fled Iraq between […]

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Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him

A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man’s family. The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S., but was swept up in President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement efforts. Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney who […]

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Chaldean Community Foundation acquires The Chaldean News

The Chaldean Community Foundation has acquired The Chaldean News for an undisclosed amount. Founded 15 years ago, the monthly newspaper has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It was previously owned by several different shareholders, including Michael Sarafa, managing partner of Birmingham private equity firm Vision Growth; and […]

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Mentoring academy offers ‘Vision’ to students experiencing difficulties

Stevenson High School offers the new Vision Empowerment Academy as a way to get students to see their future business options and plans in a different light. The Bloomfield Hills-based Wireless Vision — which describes itself as T-Mobile’s biggest independent retail partner — and the Chaldean Community Foundation are partners in the project. Click here […]

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Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act

Congressmen Levin and Moolenaar Introduce Bill to Provide Relief for Iraqi Nationals Facing Deportation The bipartisan Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act will grant two years of relief from detention and deportation for Iraqi nationals with orders of removal. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI-09) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI-04) late yesterday […]

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Lawmakers stand with Iraqi families calling to halt mass deportations

Sterling Heights — Michigan lawmakers stood beside Iraqi families Saturday calling on federal authorities to prioritize the safety of Iraqi nationals who face deportation following a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this week. On Tuesday, the appeals court upheld an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith lacked the authority to stop the deportations and grant […]

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