December 12, 2018 – Rep. Chris Smith’s bill to help religious minorities in Iraq and Syria was signed into law on Tuesday, reported The Associated Press.

“The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act” will help religious minorities who are targeted for genocide by the Islamic State by ensuring humanitarian relief reaches these minority communities and urging foreign governments to help the U.S. in apprehending Islamic State perpetrators.

“The future of endangered religious and ethnic minorities targeted by IS for genocide, and pluralism in the Middle East, will depend on help from the United States,” said Rep. Smith.

Read the full Associated Press article here.