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ICC Note: According to a report from the America Center for Law and Justice, the US is processing a disproportionate number of Christian refugees in spite of the turmoil they are facing in the Middle East. From Syria, only 28 Christians have been welcomed to the US since the beginning of 2015, while more than 5,400 Muslims were welcomed. The report indicates that although approximately ten percent of the Syrian population is Christian, less than two percent of refugees welcomed to the US in 2015 were Christian.

By Stoyan Zaimov

06/15/2016 United States (Christian Post) – The United States government is processing an unbelievably low number of Christian refugees despite the ongoing genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria, the American Center for Law and Justice reports.

The conservative law group cited numbers from the Refugee Processing Center, noting that while the U.S. has processed 11,086 Muslims from Iraq since the beginning of 2015, only 433 Christians have been added to that number. And in Syria, there have been 5,435 Muslims welcomed and only 28 Christians.

“In an attempt to justify this astounding discrepancy, the Obama administration and congressional Democratic leadership continue to maintain that the U.S. should not consider a refugee’s religion in deciding whether to grant refugee status,” the ACLJ said on Tuesday.

They argued, however, that religion should definitely be a consideration when granting refugee status, given that IS targets Christians and other religious minorities in the region.

The law group said Secretary of State John Kerry admitted in March that IS kills Christians because of their religion.

“So, we know that ISIS targets Christians in Iraq and Syria because they are Christians. Christians are being slaughtered, tortured, raped and displaced because they are Christian. We also know that under U.S. and international refugee law, religion is a criterion for granting refugee status,” the ACLJ added, warning that unless serious action is taken to protect minorities, they will be wiped out at the hands of IS.

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