Category Archives: Chaldeans

100 Questions and Answers About Chaldean Americans

Chaldeans set back by court’s no-call

A little-noted decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear an appeal has dimmed Chaldean hopes about deportation. Chaldeans are Catholic Iraqis. Hundreds of Chaldeans and other Iraqis have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a 2017 … Continue reading

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Trump to end Chaldean deportations, newspaper reports

The Washington Times reports today that a conversation on Air Force One persuaded President Donald Trump to stop the deportations of Chaldeans to Iraq. The Trump administration in 2017 ordered deportations of Iraqis who had been convicted of felonies and … Continue reading

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Chaldean museum spans 5,000 miles, 5,000 years

The Arab American News describes the key role that a first-of-its kind museum in Michigan is playing in preserving the heritage of one of the world’s oldest cultures. The Detroit area’s Chaldean community, which has largely transplanted itself from northern … Continue reading

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Tensions in Iraq stop Chaldean outreach

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce has tabled an outreach in northern Iraq intended to help the country recover from ISIS. Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Community Foundation … Continue reading

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up Chaldean Americans 2 years ago

It has been two years since a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep put hundreds of Iraqi nationals into jail to await deportation to Iraq. Many are still in jail—and limbo. Why did the United States detain several hundred Chaldeans … Continue reading

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Launch event for book on Chaldean Americans to be held May 22 in Bloomfield Hills

From The Arab American News: BLOOMFIELD HILLS —A book launch for a guide from Michigan State University School of Journalism professor Joe Grimm titled “100 Questions & Answers About Chaldean Americans” is expected to be held at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Video for new Chaldeans guide

We’re happy that “100 Questions and Answers About Chaldean Americans” is now available and appreciate this video from Front Edge Publishing’s Susan Stitt. We think she captured our efforts well.

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Court puts Chaldeans at deportation risk again

Michigan Radio reports that Chaldean Americans who had been detained to await deportation to Iraq have lost protection from what some have said will be discrimination, persecution and perhaps death. Tuesday’s decision means even Iraqis who had hoped to plead … Continue reading

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Happy Chaldean and Assyrian new year

Don’t look now, but it is New Year’s around the world for Chaldeans and Assyrians, who hail from northern Iraq. It also happens that a new Bias Busters guide, “100 Questions and Answers About Chaldean Americans,” has just been published … Continue reading

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