Indonesian Christians Face Deportation from US

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A group of Indonesian Christians living in New Jersey are facing deportation from the United States.

The nine immigrants say they fled their home country because of persecution by Muslim extremists.

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world and there is a history of Muslim violence against Christians.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced federal legislation that would allow them to renew their bids for asylum.

"These Indonesian families sought refuge in our country to keep their families safe from harm and religious persecution," Lautenberg said.

"America has a long history of protecting refugees from persecution and this legislation gives these families a chance to legally seek asylum and to continue contributing to our country," he said.

Four of the refugees have children who are U.S. citizens. They've taken refuge in the Reformed Church of Highland Park.

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