MATEO 25/MATTHEW 25 SO CAL STATEMENT ON PASTOR NOE CARIAS' RELEASE

Matthew 25 So Cal is thankful for the release of Pastor Noe Carias from the Adelanto Detention Center on September 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm, where he had been detained since July 24, 2017.

Pastor Noe Carias rejoins his family, community and congregation, to continue fighting his immigration case.

The broad network of evangelical and other faith leaders who have been supporting Pastor Carias commit to continue their support of and advocacy on behalf of Noe Carias and others facing deportation.

Pastor Noe’s release was made possible by the hundreds of Matthew 25 So Cal volunteers who prayed for the family and for ICE leadership, made phone calls and sent letters to ICE to advocate for his release, visited their local legislators to share his story and ask legislators for help with his case and walked with the Carias family providing spiritual, financial and emotional support during the time Pastor Noe was in detention.

Simply put the Body of Christ came together to walk with the vulnerable and stood by them to ensure justice was done.

However, there are thousands of families in our churches and communities throughout this country who are living in fear of family separation and the evangelical church needs to stand with them until our immigration system is changed and we have effective, logical and humane policies.