Bishop Sarhad met with Senator Anderson. They spoke about the protection of Iraqi Christians today. SJR 17, a resolution that would draw attention to and demand assistance for Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS, passes the State Assembly
Today, Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) applauded the passage out of the California State Assembly of SJR 17, a resolution Senator Anderson authored to draw attention and assistance to the plight of Iraqi Christians. It is now chaptered by the Secretary of State and will be sent by the joint bodies of the legislature to the President of the United States and Congress.
SJR 17 would urge President Obama to expedite visa processing for Iraq’s minority groups and lift quotas on Iraqi Christian refugees to streamline the process of accepting them into the United States.