The American Census Office Admits that the Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac are One Nation
[English translation of sections from the article written in Arabic]
We have become familiar to the graceful actions of his grace the honorable Bishop Mar Ibrahim Ibrahim (pictured left) in serving members of his congregation in the United States and all of our one nation with its variable nomenclatures, as he called for a special meeting last year, and asked the attendants to get the people of our nation in the diaspora ready for the CENSUS project that will take place in the year 2000, in order to show their ethnic identity... and his grace chose the honorable Father Dr. Sarhad Jamo to act on this big project, and to get in touch with the concerned American bureaus to have our name registered as an "ethnicity" that has its identity and presence within our new American community.
With zealous, continuous and non stop efforts, father Sarhad Jamo succeeded in convincing the American officials concerned, as he held with them several meetings, furnishing them with a comprehensive study about our glorious history and our ancient civilization, and was able to obtain the approval to have our (Chaldean) name be listed within the census form. Later he held several meetings with our Assyrian and Syrian brothers in order to list us as one nation under a unified name, and the name that was agreed upon was: Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac. It has been legalized and approved by the American census bureau's historical document issued on the May 4th, 1999.