Rohrabacher: Prioritize Immigration for Targets of Genocide

Nov 5, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Thursday introduced legislation that designates Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East as targets of genocide. The bill provides for the expedited processing of immigrant and refugee status for such individuals.

Christians and Yazidis, a minority sect living primarily in Kurdish parts of Iraq, have been forced from their homes, tortured, raped and murdered by fanatical Islamists throughout a region spanning Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Libya.

Rep. Rohrabacher initially collected 14 co-sponsors for the bill, called the “Save Christians from Genocide Act.” He will endeavor to make time available for interviews Thursday.

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