When Our Government Lacks a Brain: Bring Ricardo Home!

January 25, 2013

Sometimes it seems like there is no one involved in certain areas of our government with a brain.  This has rang especially true in the area of immigration to me lately.  No matter what your thoughts are on immigration, when a guy tries to do things the right way, he deserves credit.

“Heren” is a young lady in our church that fell in love with Ricardo.  I married them and they seemed to really be good for each other.  Heren’s son, Ozman, is ten years old and he really looks up to Ricardo as a father figure. Ricardo was good for Ozman.  He also has a 3 year old daughter that misses her daddy.  He’s a hard worker and works hard as a drywall hanger to provide for the family.

Ricardo confessed a relationship with Christ and he was baptized at our church, MJLife.  He was always happy to help in whatever way that he could in the mission of the church.  He’s a good guy!

After a year of marriage things were going well but there was an issue that needed to be dealt with.  Ricardo was an undocumented alien.  He had entered the U.S. illegally and knew that he needed to take care of that situation.  He knew that he needed to gain legal status in the U.S. and that issue would always hanging over their new marriage.

Ricardo agreed to do the “right thing” and he went back to Mexico as part of the process to gain legal status.  He was told that it could take up to a year to be able to legally return to his new family.  Many of us at MJLife wrote letters on his behalf, substantiating his marriage to Heren and his involvement at MJLife.

After jumping through every hoop and providing every bit of information that was requested from him, he has now been told it may take up to another year because the immigration office needs MORE TIME to review documents.

This family NEEDS to be reunited NOW!  Heren needs her husband.  Ozman and Monica need Ricardo home too.

Ricardo and Heren’s story puts a face on this whole immigration issue for me.  The system is broken.  Will you help us in this matter?

Here’s how you can help:

PRAY:  We know that God can move mountains.  He will be the one ultimately to move the hearts of those involved to push this along

Write to Senator Corker and ask for his help.  Ask them to look into the case involving Ricardo Morales-Castellanos.  His Consular Case Number is:  MEP2012677022

(Ricardo needs an I-601 Waiver to come back.)

U.S. Senator Bob Corker

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C., 20510

Thanks for your help in getting this family reunited!


6 Responses to “When Our Government Lacks a Brain: Bring Ricardo Home!”

  1. melisa m said

    Lets bring him home!!!

  2. I have just finished writing a letter to Sen. Corker. The easiest was is to contact him via e-mail at http://www.corker.senate.gov. There is a contact tab you can click. Fill out the info form, and then you can write directly to his office. No stamps needed. His ph. # is 202-224-3344, and his FAX # is 202-228-0566.

    • eddiepoole said

      Thanks Barbara! That’s awesome information and I appreciate you taking time out to help this family! You also answered CJ McKinnon’s question that she asked tonight about the email address!

  3. CJ McKinnon said

    Eddie, is there an email address for Corker that you know of?

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