Chaldean Refugees from Iraq run from ISIS to Metro Detroit By Stateside Staff • Dec 2, 2014 User: Nheyob / Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / The terror being inflicted by ISIS against Christians in Iraq is forcing hundreds to leave the country. Michigan is home to the second-largest Chaldean community in the world, so many of these refugees have now made it to the Metro Detroit area. Detroit's Chaldean community fears for Middle East Christians By Sarah Cwiek • Jan 1, 2012 AP Photo The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Arab Spring revolutions have meant a year of anxiety for Metro Detroit’s Arab Christian community. Most members of that community are Chaldean, mostly Iraqi Catholics. Southeast Michigan is home to the largest Chaldean population outside Iraq.