US Congressmen are calling for a bill intended to allow immigration of Middle Eastern persecuted Christians into the United States, reported Fides.
The bill is aimed at helping those Christian Syrians and Iraqis to the United States, specifically those who have fled their homes from ISIS terrorists, be able to immigrate and join the already large communities of the Chaldean, Syrian and Assyrian diaspora already present on US territory.
Two members of the US Congress elected in California, Duncan Hunter and Juan Vargas, are sponsoring the bill. They have introduced it, saying it intends to encouraging members belonging to religious minorities threatened with violence by the jihadists of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, to immigrate to the United States.
After being presented last week, the initiative has now bipartisan support.
Democrat John Conyers, who presented the bill’s text, said that it aims to address “the urgent need for America to provide a safe haven for the persecuted people.”
The most numerous immigrant Middle Eastern Christian communities in the United States are located in the east of Detroit, Michigan, and in San Diego, California.