The U.S. has been deporting hundreds of Iraqi Christians over the years, despite the official position Trump administration holds, which claims the group faces terror and extortion in the Middle Eastern country, according to a report released Wednesday.

“To deport Iraqi Christians, [U.S. President Donald] Trump’s immigration officials rely on testimony saying they won’t be at particular risk. But to justify funding and attention, officials elsewhere in the administration say the Christians face grave danger,” ProPublica, an American nonprofit investigative journalism organization said.

The report echoed remarks by Hallam Ferguson, a top USAID development agency official for the Middle

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