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Bill would help Christians in Iraq threatened by Islamic State
Bill would help Christians in Iraq threatened by Islamic State

Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County. Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) and Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) are sponsoring HR1568, the Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act. The bill, introduced this week, has bipartisan support, including from Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers said the bill is meant to address “the urgent need for America to provide a safe haven for persecuted people.”...

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