Iraqi Christians gather outside the Saint Joseph Chaldean Church after Sunday services. The majority of Iraq's Christians are Chaldean Catholics. Iraqi Christians first came to the United States for work in the auto industry and continued to arrive following the Iran-Iraq war and during the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War. There is a well-established Chaldean and Assyrian Christian community in the northern suburbs of Detroit. Iraqi Christians who have been fleeing systematic persecution in recent years are drawn to the Detroit area due to family, cultural and religious ties.