Chaldean Catholic refugees not permitted to work in Jordan
September 29, 2010
The hundreds of thousands of Chaldean Catholics who have fled Iraq for Jordan are caught in a legal limbo. Allowed in the nation as “guests” for six months, they must pay a fine each additional day they remain in the country, yet they are not permitted to work.
A Catholic official in Jordan says that it is possible that more Chaldean Catholics now live in Detroit than in Baghdad.
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- Iraqi refugees in Jordan are 'guests' with few privileges (CNS)
- Poverty forces Iraqi refugees into prostitution (Church Times, 2007)
- The Chaldean Catholic Church (CNEWA)
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