Iraqi Christians Escaping ISIS Denied Asylum By U.S. Immigration Authorities
The United States is denying asylum to 22 Iraqi Christians who escaped ISIS even though they have family sponsors, The Daily Mail reports.
This group was among the 27 Iraqi Christians, known as Chaldeans, who have been held at a San Diego detention center for several months after crossing over the U.S. southern border. The remaining five are awaiting decisions from authorities on asylum.
Since the beginning of 2015, the U.S. has granted asylum to only 727 Christians fleeing ISIS as opposed to the 4,200 Muslims who have been given asylum in the country.