As background, Baptist Press reports that, "The United States deported some Iraqis to their home country in April and is scheduled to deport about 1,400 more, according to Christianity Today.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials arrested about 40 Chaldean Christians June 11 in the Detroit metro area, the Detroit Free Press reported. Chaldean Christians fear they will be targets of Islamic extremists if deported to Iraq."
The petition states the following:
"President Donald Trump promised to protect middle eastern Christians and prioritize Christian immigrant refugees. On June 11th 2017, up to 100 Chaldeans were rounded up in ICE trucks and buses with orders to be sent back to ISIS on a silver platter, where most will surely be persecuted for their religious beliefs. Many of those deported have Christian tattoos and don't even remember how to speak the language of the land they are being sent back to. We hope this is an accidental oversight by the Trump administration, especially considering that the Chaldean population was a deciding factor in helping President Trump win the state of Michigan by such a narrow margin!"