How Does Deporting a Pastor Make Our Country Safer?
The Southern California Matthew 25 Movement is asking people to contact the director and vice-director of ICE and explicitly call for Pastor Carias’ release, using the following number and script:
David Marin, 213-830-5931
Field Office Director at DHS/ICE ERO, Los Angeles District Office
Jorge Field, 213-830-7911
Assistant Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Los Angeles Field Office, Media, Congressional and Outreach
Script: I am (Title/Name) from (Church/Ministry/Organization) and I am calling to ask for the release from detention of Pastor Noe Carias Mayorga, who has qualifying cases through his marriage to a U.S. citizen and his ministry as an Assemblies of God Pastor, has no criminal history, and who has motions pending for removal of more than 20-year-old deportation orders resulting from entering without permission as a teenager.
In Matthew 25, Jesus said, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
May we act on our faith as Christians and call upon our leaders to interfere for the family of Pastor Carias and the thousands of undocumented families leaving in fear of deportation.