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Martin Manna: Making sure Chaldeans count, in the Census and beyond

The Chaldean community in metro Detroit has grown into the largest outside of Iraq, its war-torn native land from where hundreds of thousands have fled since the early 2000s. In metro Detroit, the community faces unique challenges, from deportation and accurate representation in the upcoming U.S. Census to the vaping bans hurting Chaldean-owned smoke shops, […]

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PRESS ADVISORY: Reps. Levin and Lawrence to Host Vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud and Call for End to Iraqi Deportations

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) tomorrow evening will join the family of Jimmy Aldaoud, a Michigan Chaldean man who was deported to Iraq in June and died on August 6th of a diabetic crisis, for a vigil honoring his life and memory at the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights. Mr. […]

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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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