Rep. Rohrabacher Seeks Priority Refugee Status for Persecuted Christians

by Todd Beamon  |  published on November 13, 2015

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has introduced legislation that would speed up the refugee process for religious minorities who are being persecuted by the Islamic State and other groups in the Middle East.

“The alarm bell is ringing,” the California Republican told The Hill on Wednesday. “Ancient longstanding communities of Christians in the Middle East are being murdered individually and are mass-targeted for extinction.”

Under the bill introduced last week, Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis would be given priority over other applicants for entry into the United States.