Some Chaldean leaders encouraged by Trump’s remarks on Iraqi deportations

Some Chaldean advocates are encouraged by President Donald Trump’s remarks in Warren that appeared to say he would work to help allow Iraqi immigrants who face deportation to stay in the U.S.

But the Chaldean leaders add that they are looking for specific action after years of seeing people in their community get detained and deported by immigration authorities.

Hundreds of Iraqi nationals, most with criminal records, have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since 2017 after Trump took office, with some of them already deported. Many of them are Chaldeans, who are Iraqi Catholics, a minority in Iraq with sizable numbers in Michigan.

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