False Claims of Citizenship Can Render Aliens Inadmissible

The Legal Intelligencer Blog

There are many aliens in the United States today, both legally and illegally, who are faced with the dilemma of supporting either themselves or their families financially, both here in the United States and back home in their country of origin. The conflict that these aliens face is determining exactly how they are planning to survive while here in the U.S. Many aliens are here on B-2 Tourist Visas.  Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, any alien present in the U.S. on a B-2 Visa is prohibited from accepting employment while visiting the U.S.

Unfortunately, despite this prohibition, there are some aliens who have secured or attempted to secure employment while only holding a B-2 Tourist Visa.  Some aliens have done this by making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to a private employer on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  This is a costly mistake that will not only…

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Far from “uneducated”

life on this side of the fence

If you watched any of the recent presidential election results, you may have noticed a recurring theme.  As traditionally blue states turned red, a common phrase heard among reporters was that the “uneducated rural community” had made a larger turnout than what was expected.  As a member of the rural community, which is quite educated might I add, I saw a few things wrong with this statement.

First, the political affiliations of a certain group of people should in no way merit the assumption of education, or lack thereof.  In a society that claims to be open to all walks of life and discourages the labeling of cultural groups, I felt that the way rural voters were viewed was quite misguided.

Secondly, the definition of “uneducated” is the lack of education.  Nowhere in that definition do I see that the lack of an Ivy League education or a formal college…

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Don’t give Trump so much credit, America

Purpose on the Prairie

In less than 24 hours since Donald Trump has been named the President-elect of the greatest nation on this earth, it’s become apparent he’s being given far more credit than he’s due.  There’s anguished cries of, ‘How will my children grow up knowing not to discriminate?’ or, ‘How can I look my daughter in the eye and tell her she has purpose?’  Really?  Really, America?  You have given Donald Trump, a mere mortal man, far more credit than he deserves, especially considering the man hasn’t even taken office yet.  Trump does not have the power to mold our families, that is our flat-out our responsibility.

Your children will learn to love or hate, be respectful or disrespectful, wise or foolish, not by the character of the family in the White House, but by the family in their house.  May I submit to you that your sons and daughters will be…

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To Vote or Not to Vote – Christians and the 2016 Election

On November 9, 2016, one of two people will be president. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. NOT voting is to spit on the sacrifice of every man and woman who have given their lives fighting for our freedom and for those serving in our armed services today. It is not only our DUTY as Christians to vote, but it is one of our most important responsibilities. Then what do you do when people who believe in biblical values are questioning why even vote when neither candidate would even be a consideration in another election cycle? We simply search the scriptures and it gives us very CLEAR guidance. God says, that whoever is not against you is for you.

Luke 9:49 – 50 Berean Study Bible – “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not accompany us.” “Do not stop him, Jesus replied, for whoever is not against you is for you.” untitled-2

We cast the first stone at a flawed candidate but God has given us a man who, as flawed as he is, has apologized directly, said he is embarrassed, hates what he was and promises to be a better man. How do we know this is true? The Bible shows us in Proverbs 13:20: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

Look at the WISE decisions he has made in who he chose as his running mate and the men and women of integrity he has standing with him as his faith advisers. Mike Pence – Christian, Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. David Jeremiah, and many others. Including the clear direction from Franklin Graham, although not endorsing a candidate that voting for the candidate who will appoint conservative supreme court justices.

These are the people who will be speaking into his life as Trump not only grows in his faith, that is changing him as he is out on the campaign trail, but also as he realized how careless his life has been. He wants to take the talents that were God-given and use them to bless America. That is a man I can look at and say, “You may have been foolish before, just like many of us, but you are making some significant decisions that I believe qualify you much more than your opponent. The Clintons have both been proven to have not only lied to the American people, but have done it MULTIPLE times.

Secondly, when you fill in a vote or vote for someone other than Trump, you are casting a vote for Hillary Clinton. Don’t deceive yourself and think that you are morally on higher ground. You will have to answer for the policies and laws that are contrary to God’s Word and are brought in by a liberal supreme court with justices who are there for LIFE. That means the next 40 – 100 years will be Satan’s playground as our country slips further and further from God and your children and grandchildren will be the ones left suffering because of your decisions.

In Nazi Germany, many Christians broke the law, but they did it to SAVE Jews and others, who were being killed to “cleanse” the population including, minorities, homosexuals, disabled people and anyone who opposed Hitlers actions. Was it wrong? No. God says to be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves. Is it possible for God to use a flawed man who has specifically committed to upholding religious freedom, supporting Israel, appointing Supreme Court Justices who are anti-abortion?

YES!  Why?

Because if God can tell a prophet to marry a prostitute, speak through a donkey to Balaam and use an arrogant Pharisee who used to kill Jews to actually bring the gospel to the Jews, God can use anyone. Especially one who is willing to admit his own failures and confesses His sinfulness, stating he is ashamed of his past and is willing to be a better person.

Hosea 1:2, When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, the Lord told him, “Marry a prostitute and have children with that prostitute. The people in this land have acted like prostitutes and abandoned the Lord.” Hosea was obedient and he ended up marrying a woman named Gomer who was unfaithful.  The children of Israel were doing exactly what America is doing today. We are abandoning the biblical principles our country was founded on.

What happened? Hosea 3:1 tells us at  after Gomer had left Hosea and was living in immorality, the Lord commanded Hosea to find and redeem her and take her back. In the same way, I believe that just like God wanted to show His amazing grace and mercy through Hosea’s faithful love of Gomer,  God shows us that even though we have been unfaithful He will redeem us but we must act accordingly. It may not look like we think it should, but it will non-the-less bring God’s blessing back on America because we will make sure the Supreme Court stops funding the murder of the unborn, will support Israel and recognize the rights of faith based communities to religious freedom.

Would  you have voted for any of the following people who God chose?

  • King David sinned with Bathsheba (Had her husband killed)
  • Moses was a murderer
  • Peter cut off someone’s ear and denied Christ three times and cursed His name

I suppose we would have rejected all these people as well. BUT we would have been wrong! What about Mary, a virgin who gets pregnant, would you have judged her too? Maybe you would have written articles about her being an adulteress, a slut, sexually sinful and called her child, a bastard son. Or would you have realized it was the Son of God?

If Hillary Clinton and her democratic agenda, supported by her corrupt campaign staffers, gets elected, then every voter who could have helped prevent it, will share the responsibility of the resulting laws and policies that will redefine the constitution of our country. Her appointed pro-abortion, anti-Israel, anti-religious freedom, open boarders, etc… supreme court Justices will make decision after decision that kills millions of children in the womb and enslaves our population by legislating our religious freedoms so that any Christians including Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Evangelicals, etc…etc….etc… will not be able to state their beliefs of traditional marriage, protect families rights, support the right to life, or even pray in the name of Jesus because it will have been obliterated from our society as we know it. Hillary herself declared that religious beliefs MUST change!

Here in the US Christian business owners are being persecuted, Americans are being encouraged to protest by refusing to stand for the national anthem or salute the flag, law and order is sneered at, police are being targeted, radical terrorists are killing our friends, neighbors and people in our communities and promoting racial division is the norm.

Our closest middle east ally, Israel, is under attack daily, and the UN is denying Israel’s connection to the temple mount. UNESCO, the United Nations committee responsible for “cultural understanding,” has given preliminary approval to a resolution that denies the documented historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/u-n-body-votes-temple-mount-no-longer-jewish/#5JLeGqtFKhGz0Pv2.99  or you can read actual resolution here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002462/246215e.pdf

We have ONE CHANCE to not destroy our nation. It is to realize that if you choose not to vote for Trump you will carrying the responsibility for the blood of all the unborn and all the other decisions that come from a liberal supreme court.

As for me and my house, we will do what we know is right and stand for those who do not have a voice, the unborn, the persecuted, the ones ISIS is killing and vote for Trump and Pence. I refuse to explain to the next generation why my arrogance destroyed this country. I hope you will prayerfully consider your choice this November 8, 2016.

James 4:17 – “Therefore, whoever knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.” 


“You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all–irrespective of how we got here–in what he is building. He used the apostles […]

via Leap of Faith — lindapieniniemi



Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and His great love for each of us when He died and rose again, triumphant! This is what separates the Christian worldview from any other- REDEMPTION.

Have you ever asked yourself this question? With so many choices and different voices claiming to be the true path to God, why should you believe in this Jewish Rabbi?  After all there are those who argue that others have also done miraculous things, and I would have to agree to some extent. Even the Bible has many examples of this.

BUT… I don’t believe in God just for things He did, but I am even more convinced that God is who He says He is, mostly because of the things Jesus DID NOT DO!


  •  Came as an earthly dictator who instilled devotion through fear
  • Demanded that we die or sacrifice our life in order to guarantee a place in Heaven
  • Definitely did not leave us without peace, wondering if our good deeds outweighed the bad so that we could earn our way to heaven
  • Never said to strive to be the greatest, most powerful, the most popular or the most narcissistic leader that is driven by pride
  • Told us to kill those who did not agree with our beliefs or to torture them into submission
  • Forced anyone to love Him or worship Him
  • Never took away our freedom to choose and will never force us to accept his free gift of salvation
  • MOST OF ALL Jesus never said He would only love those who loved Him back

Instead Jesus did what from a human perspective is backwards for a King.
God the Father, Jesus the Son and God the Holy Spirit, all One but in three persons, the Holy Trinity, is identified as truth because:

  • He humbled Himself, left His glory in Heaven and became human, taking on the form of His own creation in order to save us
  • Christ died so we would have eternal life and the peace of knowing we are saved
  • God showed us that He is love, by giving us the freedom to reject Him even tough His perfect will is that none would be lost
  • Jesus taught that to be great in God’s Kingdom, you had to be the servant of all and then demonstrated it to His own disciples and by submitting to a cruel cross
  • He told us to love our enemies, pray for those who persecute you and despite-fully use you, but He also revealed that justice and accountability are part of grace
  • He said that above all else we are to put on love and to love our neighbors as ourselves because others would recognize us by our love
  • We were created for good works in Christ, to be obedient to his leading,  care for widows, orphans, the poor, the incarcerated, the sick , the old and the young
  • He gave us the things we need to fill our minds with including love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control

Fruits of the Spirit


And so this day that we join together to worship and celebrate the amazing gift of Jesus love and his Resurrection, my prayer is that you would experience this same peace that I know in my own life. Remember, no matter where you are or what you have done, you are never alone. God is always there, watching, waiting and ready to receive you back into His loving arms. You may have turned away from Him, but He has never turned away from you.

Jesus bless you,



“She Carried Little Elvis on Her Back!”


One of the greatest influences in my life has been the loving and Godly example of Pastor John and his gracious wife, Ruth. Of course these days he’s referred to as Doctor John Kerr, but to me he will always be Pastor John, the man who fed into my life spiritually not only in my earliest years in Kingston, Ontario but my high school and young adult years in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The one thing that both Pastor John and Ruth always were ready to extend a helping hand at any opportunity. And things are no  different now,  years later and yet the same heart of compassion is still evident.
I have chosen to share a post that encouraged me and I hope will speak to you too. I have added a few thoughts at the conclusion, but first I take you to Africa, to the dirt roads that lead to their home…



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We had a big surprise arriving home from college last week. Mop and pail in the middle of the hall, cleaning supplies strewn all around – it looked like Victoria had left in a hurry! She comes by in the mornings to keep the dust down.

We tried a few numbers. No answer. So we just left the mops where they were and assumed she’d be back.

Sure enough, Victoria came through the gate a bit later – loaded down with Elvis, her little grandson! She had walked to Kitwe Central Hospital, as much a mortuary as a hospital, checked the child out, scolded what staff she could find, and walked the kilometer back to our place with the boy on her back!

“They were not helping!,” she said, very upset. “The boy, he just get worse! Those people, they just want money! I took the boy with me!” She looked at us as though we could fix this.

We called a former student who is a medical aid. He came over by nightfall. “This is very serious,” said Shaka, looking at the swollen little arm. “This is bone infection, probably caused by an unclean needle. Has he had an injection?”

Indeed, Elvis had been injected with Quinine a week earlier for severe malaria. Kitwe Central Hospital! The procedure had infected the upper arm, which was now swollen up to twice its size.

Shaka helped us admit the boy to the Chinese Mine Hospital where he works. They slated the lad for surgery first thing in the week — even though it was Chinese New Year!  Next day he came out of surgery with a reasonable report.

“We just did that operation in time,” said Shaka. “The infection had attacked the bone and it was quite critical. Within a week…?” He shook his head at what might have been.

Sometimes you help save a life just by being on the ground. We hope and pray for that these days. It’s the story of Africa missions.  Your presence is probably your greatest gift.

Once in awhile you just lend a hand to those who carry the sick on their back.


This made me go…Hmmmmm….

Isn’t this just what the Bible means when it says we were created for good works? (Eph 2:10) I am always humbled and amazed that God chose to use us to accomplish His will on earth. Such an encouragement to all of us that God doesn’t only call those who have all the answers for every situation, nor is it in the strength of our own abilities that merits our anointing, but rather our obedience is the conduit for us to bring Him the most glory.
Eph 2 10
What a wonderful picture of Christ in this grandmother carrying her grandson on her back, bearing his burden step by step out of love and concern to bring him to a place where he would have hope and healing.Over 5000 years ago, a man named Jesus, bruised and beaten, carried a wooden cross up the hill to Calvary and upon His back was the burden of all humanity, sick with sin and there He laid down his life so we could find healing and hope.I am constantly amazed as I have considered the plethora of worldviews like pantheism, panentheism, pluralism and so on, that none of them include redemption. Some speak of forgiveness and yet all are dependant on man doing enough “good deeds” to outweigh the “bad”and none offer the certainty of knowing you will go to heaven. It’s just a crapshoot at besIn contrast our loving Heavenly Father, not only gives us a way to be reconciled with him, the free gift of salvation bringing the certainty of heaven, but He is intimately aware of what we will have need of.As Elvis was carried on his Grandmother’s back, she could not see the solution, but God saw. Just as Abraham and Isaac went up the mountain, his answer to his son was, “God sees.” And not only does God see but He isn’t caught off guard,He is fully aware of how He is going to meet that need.

So, I thank my friend, Doctor John Kerr, for sharing this as it has encouraged me greatly and I am sure it will do the same for many others.

Now as I go and finish my coffee, I must once again ask myself, am I satisfied to bloom where God plants me? Or do I think my ideas are in some way superior to God himself? I pray that my heart will stay humble, my will be submitting and my thoughts be subject to God’s will.

Blessings to you, until next time.

“Much Better Clean”

"KerrentEvents" by John & Ruth Kerr, Trans-Africa Christian University, KITWE, ZAMBIA


We were washing down the truck after a long day on the Kawama roads. Fine, misty rain. Instant rinse.

“You sure that’s worth the effort?,” asked a visiting friend. He was joining our faculty for ten days at the college and knew about our rainy-season mud holes. “I’d say you guys are fighting a losing battle!”

But our car-wash team was not to be dissuaded, blasting water on the wheel wells and pushing the soapy sponge into the rims. I assured our friend that you just have to keep on top of the mud. Otherwise, your vehicle changes colour in the course of a week, from white to reddish-brown — a very popular colour these days!

“Besides,” I said, “it’s always nice to start the day clean. The vehicle runs better, you feel better — it’s only right! The deeper the filth, the more frequent the washes! It’s like sanctification!”

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