Under President Obama none of the tens of millions of dollars in aid sent to the Middle East reached persecuted Christians who are actual victims of genocide. Worse, Middle East Christians were placed at the back of the line for immigration.
Under President Trump, these practices must stop. Congress must give President Trump the authority and the funds to take action now.
Congress formally declared that Christians have been the victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria. Now it is time for Congress to act to help the Christian victims of genocide.
Congressmen Chris Smith and Anna Eshoo have introduced legislation to provide emergency relief to Christians who are survivors of genocide and ensure accountability for the perpetrators.
Americans must contact their congressmen and vocally support the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) to help the beleaguered Christian communities in Iraq and Syria.
The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act would direct the Trump Administration to:
- Support entities that are effectively serving genocide survivors in-country, including faith-based entities;
- Support entities that are conducting criminal investigations into perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Iraq and Syria;
- Create a “Priority Two” (“P-2”) designation that Christians and other genocide survivors from religious and ethnic minority communities are of “special humanitarian concern to the United States” and therefore able to access an overseas application interview for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program without needing a referral from the UN.
Congress must pass this bill in order for the Trump administration to help the Christians who have survived the genocide perpetrated by Sunni Muslim terror groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS). Even the Obama State Department declared Christians are victims of genocide.
Send a free fax to your congressman today demanding that he support HR: 390. Send a free fax to your Senators telling them to support a Senate version of HR: 390