November 10, 2010
Usually it is the receiving countries that play the dominant roles in immigration policy discussions.
But that is not the case right now in Iraq.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has issued an unusual appeal, saying to France, in effect, "Let my people stay." He is asking the West not to accept Christian Iraqi refugees, despite the recent Muslim violence against them.
The Prime Minister's pitch came in the wake of a bloody attack by Muslim extremists on a Christian church in Baghdad. The initial attack and the police action that followed killed 53 people. Read more...