Federal Judge Calls Lack of Christian Refugees A “Perplexing Discrepancy”

Nov 1st, 2016 | By | Category: News Posts
Assyrian Christians seeking refuge in a church from ISIS killers.

Assyrian Christians seeking refuge in a church from ISIS killers.

A federal judge rebuked the Obama administration because of the lack of Syrian Christians being admitted from the war-torn country, describing it as a “perplexing discrepancy” that only 56 of 11,000 Syrian refugees admitted into the United States during fiscal year 2016 were Christian.
Despite the fact that a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the government on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center seeking information on certain terror groups, Judge Daniel Manion addressed the refugee issue and called out the Obama administration for the lack of Christians being admitted in to the US.

Judge Manion wrote, “It is well-documented that refugees to the United States are not representative of that war-torn area of the world. Perhaps 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian, and yet less than one-half of one percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian… To date, there has not been a good explanation for this perplexing discrepancy.”

According to government reports, only 56 of the 11,000 Syrian refugees admitted in to the United Stated in FY 2016 were Christian.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, it’s estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million Christians have left Syria, while many have been targeted and slaughtered by the Islamic State.

In the case Judge Manion helped rule on, the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center was requesting the identities of Tier III terrorist organizations, which are not available to the public. The organization argued that Tier III terrorist groups “tend to be groups about which the US government does not have good intelligence, making it essential that [DHS] be able to obtain information about them during screening interviews that are as focused and complete as possible.”

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