While the Syrian refugee debate kicks into high gear in the nations capitol, it seems that one group fleeing persecution is escaping the attention of the mainstream media. A group of 27 Chaldean Christians arrived in Southern California by way of Mexico after their applications for political asylum were rejected in April and May of this year. Why would these folks be fleeing their homeland? Well it seems that Al Qaeda and ISIS drove them out like so many others in the region. San Diego has one of the largest populations of ethnic Chaldean Christians outside of Iraq and many churches in the area have been known to sponsor other victims of the ISIS invasion caused by the vacuum of power left by the Obama Administrations withdrawl of U.S. forces from the area.