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Detroit Iraqi Christians Fearful After Deportation Raids

At the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights, Michigan, more clients than usual are asking for assistance with their immigration cases. “We’re a little overwhelmed with the number of people coming through just because people are very frightened by the [deportation raids],” foundation president Martin Manna said. Advocates say there has been an increase of 10 to 15 percent, and the foundation estimates it will help more than 20,000 people this year. The increased anxiety is a result of the detaining of 114 area Iraqis, mostly Chaldean Christians and some…

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