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Tell the U.S. to Keep Its Promise to Refugees like Malik


Malik* is an Iraqi refugee stranded with his family in Beirut, Lebanon, after the U.S. government failed to keep its promise to resettle him, his wife Sana* and their two sons, Tariq* and Yousef.* They fled Iraq in 2013, fearing for their lives because they are Christian, after years of harassment and discrimination.

Malik and his family thought their dream had come true: they were accepted for resettlement to the U.S. in 2016. Since that time, their case has been stuck in limbo — in “security checks” slowing down the resettlement process and effectively keeping out refugees for years if not forever.

Malik should be able to enjoy his human rights as a refugee, and should not live in limbo, without hope, because the United States failed to live up to its promise to resettle him. Tell the U.S. government to stand by its promise and admit refugees like Malik!

*Pseudonyms used to protect their privacy and security.

Acting Director
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DHS Secretary