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Trump vows deportation relief for Iraqi Christian immigrants

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Posted at 1:17 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 01:17:58-05

WARREN, Mich. — President Donald Trump has promised to work toward shielding Christian Iraqi immigrants from deportation.

The president's promise came Thursday during a half-hour speech to workers at a suburban Detroit axle factory.

He said he recognized the dangers Christian Iraqi immigrants would face if deported back to the land of their birth.

A Trump executive order barring admission into the U.S. of nationals from seven nations, including Iraq, had triggered immigration raids in June 2017.

They placed about 1,400 Iraqis into immigration detention.