When he became president, Donald Trump promised to make America great again. That includes improvement in every field, especially in safety. That’s why Trump has made it one of his top priorities to protect America from illegal immigration and terrorism, so many illegals currently living in this country will have to be deported.
Unfortunately, some of those immigrants face a worse fate in their home countries, and one judge believes they should get time and chance to fight to stay in America.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, a federal judge in Michigan, has allowed 1,400 Iraqi illegal immigrants to challenge their removal in federal courts by blocking their deportation indefinitely.
Judge Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction that lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had previously requested on behalf of a group of the Iraqis.
He said the suspension would give the illegal immigrants time to appeal their orders of removal, which immigration authorities suddenly enforced following a decision by Iraq in March to once again accept repatriation of its citizens.
Goldsmith argued that the government’s interest in deporting the Iraqi illegal aliens does not outweigh concerns that they could face persecution in their native country, reports My Right America.
“Each petitioner faces the risk of torture or death on the basis of residence in America and publicized criminal records. Many will also face persecution as a result of a particular religious affiliation,” he wrote in the order.
“While cost and efficiency in administering the immigration system are not illegitimate governmental concerns, such interests pale to the point of evaporation when weighed against the potential lethal harm petitioners may suffer.”
We cannot allow illegal immigrants to stay in this country. But on the other hand, many of these immigrants are Christians, minorities in the country they fled. Returning to ISIS-controlled regions would mean certain death for them.
Discussions about allowing refugees from the Middle East revolve around Muslim migrants. If they are denied entry into the U.S. and are sent back to their homes, they are relatively safe, because they make up the majority population.
But Christians from the Middle East are routinely persecuted, abused, killed and overall mistreated by Muslim-majority governments.