Today I share my personal immigration story and how I am willing to help undocumented immigrants apply for, permanent residence, in the USA. I am recording this episode a few hours after God touched me and inspired a core part of my being to help with Systemic injustice immigration, I know that God touched me because I couldn’t stop weeping. I know that our emotions signal our true self.
From the moment I started worshiping God this morning during praise and worship I was plugged in. I felt reverence, I was reminded of what God has done for me in this life. He has brought me a mighty long way. Then my pastor Dr William Glover from Mt Hermon Ministries in Fort Myers, FL began his message. He said that today he was going to teach on the difference between personal evil and systemic evil. He explained that the evil that we do personally is usually between us and God. The husband who is committing adultery is hurting himself and his wife but it does not affect his neighbor. Then there is systemic evil. The kind that affects entire nations, cities and certain races or classes of people like systemic injustice immigration, is affecting the lives of a nation of families.
Pastor Glover gave us an analogy. Let’s say that a farmer got inspired to get him a slave or slaves. He is then able to turn a bigger profit because his labor costs are low. The farmer in the next town decides that in order to compete then he also needs to get him a few slaves to bring his labor costs down. Soon all farmers have them some slaves and they write a law that the slaves are considered property and it is legal to own slaves as your property the same as purchasing equipment for your farm. These farmers feel there is no sin in treating men and women as slaves and property because it is legal. These slave owners could go to church and tithe on the profit from their plantation and feel that all is right between them and God because ska very is legal. The system and laws says that it is okay to treat the negros like they treat their animals.
Pastor Glover went on to share several scriptures on what Jesus felt about injustice and specifically systemic injustice immigration,
In Exodus Jesus teaches that strangers or Aliens should be treated the same as the citizens once they abide with the laws of the land.
In Exodus the bible also teaches that a multitude of all kinds of people were delivered into the promised land. We could say he was talking about systemic injustice immigration,
Catholics from around the country will spend the coming days protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of families entering the United States illegally and learning more about challenges facing these migrants. A number of protests will take place this weekend and a group of bishops, including the head of the U.S. bishops conference, will visit the border early next week.
Dr Glover finished his message talking about the current systemic injustice immigration, climate in America.
You know the Trump administration no tolerance immigration policy. He shared two stories, one I was familiar with and the other was one he witnessed.
He shared that he was in court once and was listening to a case in which a young man from Mexico who was living in the USA for over 20 years who committed a crime and was put on probation. He completed his probation and received a letters stating he had completed stating this. He decided to move out of state to Minesota to be near his family. While in Minesota he got married had 3 children, had a good job making $60,000 per year. ICE tracked him down and arrested him for leaving the state. Apparently his probation had nothing to do with him immigration case. He pleaded his case to the judge stating it was an honest mistake but it fell on deaf ears. The judge obviously played by the rules and the law states an offense was committed. The punishment was deportation, systemic injustice immigration, This young man was sent back to Mexico.
Then he talked about this case that was all over the news. This woman came into the country illegally 20 years ago. She married an American, they have 2 beautiful daughters, her husband served 3 tours in the army, yet she was deported. Apparently ICE arrested her from a routine traffic stop and she and her husband has spent over $20,000 in legal fees to no avail, systemic injustice immigration, The law said that she committed an offense and the punishment was deportation. Separation from her husband and family and the country she has called home for 20 years.That is systemic injustice immigration,
Now I saw this woman on the news, I saw her daughter curse President Trump. The network bleeped her and my only response was why didn’t her husband sponsor her? I asked my husband if undocumented immigrants could not be sponsored and he did not know; but today something different happened to me when I heard this story in the presence of God. I identified, I emphatised, I felt her pain and I was. I understood what my pastor was talking about, systemic injustice immigration, I was Transported back to my story. I was grateful to the core of my being that my story turned out different. I wondered why? Why was I given favor? What did God want me to do? Then I received my answer. God wanted me to use my platform to help with , systemic injustice immigration, I have an audience of over 50,000 per month on the radio. I have a #1 iTunes podcast, I have a blog that got over 150,000 hits this year, I write a monthly newspaper column for the Community Press in Fort Myers, FL. I have a best selling book called “Out of the Snares, a story of hope and encouragement.” God has given me a platform to Help with systemic injustice immigration, God has given me a purpose and that is the Help by offering hope and encouragement. How do I know this?
That is an unbelievable story right? That was why I couldn’t stop weeping in church today. I have walked in the shoes of the families being torn apart
Now I can Help with, Systemic injustice immigration
Remember I wondered why that mother did not apply for permanent residence after 20 years?
There is one of 2 reason:
Let’s talk about fear. I was there. I used to dream that the immigration police would knock on my door in the middle of the night arrest me, put me in handcuffs and throw me in the trunk of the car. Fear is false evidence appearing real. If you are illegal and you fall in love you can get your husband to sponsor you. If you are already in the country, you don’t have to leave while the application is pending. Be prepared for the fraud interview, but you have nothing to fear if you are legitimately married and living together. Even if you have to leave the country for a few years, it is better than living in fear for 20 years. Fear affect your immune system and make you a magnet for infectious disease because it activates your flight or fight response
Knowledge: You don’t know how to complete your 1-485 application to adjust permanent residence and you have no money for a lawyer. This is how I can help. I created a guide book years ago. I used to sell on my web site. I will mail this book to you for free. This guide gives you the forms to complete if your marriage occurs inside the United States and the forms for if the marriage occurs outside the United States. It gives you step by step instructions to complete forms I- 485, form I- 130, form I-765, Form I-131, Advance parole letter, form I-864, and form I-693
I would even pay the shipping free of charge. All I ask in return is for you to subscribe and review this podcast if you find this information helpful. For anyone listening who wants to join this fight for justice and want to join with me either as a sponsor or as a free service send me an email to info@myhelps
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