Samuel Rodriguez's Proposed Immigration Reform May Be the Solution America Needs

Samuel Rodriguez's Proposed Immigration Reform May Be the Solution America Needs

Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing our country right now. But with the right legislation, it's an issue America can fix. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez's National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) presented a creative solution in an attempt to protect both immigrant families and our borders. Could this be the practical solution America needs right now? Listen to find out more.

15 Minutes • 3 months ago

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

 

Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing our country right now. But with the right legislation, it's an issue America can fix.

 

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez's National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) presented a creative solution in an attempt to protect both immigrant families and our borders. Could this be the practical solution America needs right now? Listen to find out more.

 

 

Introduction

Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing our country right now. Hello, everyone, I'm Stephen Strang. Today I'm going to talk about a very creative solution that I believe would work and that I've actually signed my name to. Let me give you a little background.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Samuel Rodriguez’s Proposed Immigration Reform May be the Solution America Needs

 

There is an organization called the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. My friend, Samuel Rodriguez, is actually the head of it. He asked me a couple of years ago to serve on that board. It's very influential in that both Sammy Rodriguez and some of his board members are frequently asked by the media to articulate sort of the Hispanic point of view. Also, he has had access to the White House in the last couple of administrations. In fact, he and I were in the same meeting with Barack Obama a couple of years ago. As I document in my book, God and Donald Trump, Sam also was able to articulate for President Trump some of the issues that are important to Hispanics. It actually became part of Trump's campaign because Hispanics are interested not only in immigration reform, but in the stability the family. They're interested in good education and jobs; the things that other Americans are interested in, too. So, this week I was invited to be in Washington, D.C., to speak at a conference where they had a number of very powerful speakers who talked about the issue of life, which the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is very, very strong on life and on other issues that are important to Christians. They asked me to speak about religious liberty, partly as a result of my book. I was able to talk about how President Trump has been a very strong supporter of religious liberty, how religious liberty is being challenged by the left in a way that many of us could not have envisioned. Perhaps I should do a separate podcast on what my speech was.

 

What happened was they handed out a proposed conservative coalition for immigration reform. There have been several groups that have put forward proposals for immigration reform, many of them are on the left, and there's reasons to believe that many of them are actually funded in some way by George Soros. In fact, he funds several left of center evangelical groups when they deal with things like social justice, which is really a code word for left-wing agenda, but it sounds good. They talked at this conference about prison reform and about what they call biblical justice. I probably should have some of their people, either Tony Suarez or Sam Rodriguez on a podcast. In fact, I've had both of them on podcasts in the past, but I felt that this conservative immigration coalition was so important that when they asked me to put my name as an endorser, I was very happy to do so. We will be reporting on this in various ways. I decided that even though I don't very often do a podcast where I just do the talking and not have a guest, that I would actually read this as part of a way for me to kind of put on the record. Then, of course, you know that I always turn my podcast into a blog and we report it.

 

Immigration Reform on Charisma

·         80 Percent of Pastors Believe this About Illegal Immigration

·         Most Pastors Want to End Illegal Immigration, Research Says

·         Trump Announces Deal with Lawmakers to End Government Shutdown

·         What is the Truth Concerning Americans’ Wants and Needs for Immigration and Secure Borders?

·         Why We Need the Wall: Why is No One Talking About This Very Real Concern?


I want you to just listen to this because I believe that it strikes exactly the right balance between trying to solve the political dilemma that we're in, having the concerns of the immigrants, both legal and illegal, kind of their concerns; following the rule of law and also showing the love of Jesus in a very creative way. I did not write this, but I couldn't have written a better had I written it myself. I found that when I've done podcasts on immigration …  I did one really off the cuff with Alveda King in January. I got more downloads to that one podcast that I had during an entire month just a couple of months ago. That shows to me that there's a lot of interest. I'm going to just read this now:

 

“Illegal immigration has been festering for decades. Much of the blame rests on our political leaders who have refused to enforce the law. Now we have a chance to fix it. Millions of employers of immigrants as well as the Hispanic community and Christians will rally around a plan that combines the rule of law, decency and common sense to speak a biblical language. The immigration cause no longer resides in the Egypt of political apathy or the desert of expediency. Today, this just cause stands before the Jordan called reform. With prophetic courage, spiritual fortitude and political will, we will cross into the Promised Land of quote, just integration. This will protect our values, our borders and the American dream for future generations. As Christians, we believe the time has come to reconcile border security with the security of our values, the values that include faith and family. But first, we must secure our national borders. To do that, we must stop illegal immigration. This should include the construction of a wall that incorporates both physical elements and technology, as well as a firewall against tunnels and other intrusions. This will win the trust of the American people and prevent more illegals from arriving.

 

Some of Samuel Rodriguez Books

·         You Are Next: Destroy What Has Paralyzed You, and Never Miss Your Moment Again

·         Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life

·         Be Light: Shining God’s Beauty, Truth and Hope into a Darkened World

 

“Many countries such as Mexico treat illegal immigrants as foreign enemies. The least we can do is secure our borders, but it has not been a priority. Many illegals didn't sneak across the border, they overstayed their visas. This is a problem with law enforcement and record keeping rather than border control. If the government can keep track of social security checks and income tax returns, surely, it can keep track of these immigrants. We should secure the unity of the immediate family by deporting all undocumented individuals who are now engaged in crimes such as murder, sex related, drug related, gang activities and so forth while making sure the God-fearing, hard-working undocumented families stay intact. What do we do with the thousands who have crossed the border? If we do nothing, we will inspire many more to make the same costly journey across Mexico. A better option is to give recent arrivals food, water, a change of clothes, emergency health care when needed and transportation back home. This should be part of a message to our neighbors to the south that no one can hope to become an American in this way. Second, we can establish a nice amnesty path toward legal status and or citizenship for those who qualify. Those who wish to become guest workers can apply to become a permanent resident. This guest worker program would apply only to those who are now employed or contributing to our economy. Adults who came into this country illegally and who are not dependent on government subsidies can apply for permanent resident status, but they can only apply for citizenship if they return to their country of origin, go to the back of the line and proceed with the application process without special accommodation. The children that these individuals, however, would not have to return to their countries of origin to become citizens.

 

Tune into the Strang Report

·         On cpnshows.com

·         In-Depth with Stephen Strang

 

“Third, as part of this comprehensive reform, which will resolve this festering national issue for the long run, employers must accept their responsibilities. They should be required going forward to use e-verify to document that every employee they hire is legally entitled to work. Those who have current employees who are not legal to work but whom they consider a crucial to their operations, should have the option of sponsoring these immigrants. Many employers would jump at the chance to fix the problem without losing reliable, contributing employees. The provision for this already existed law allowing friends or family members to file an affidavit of support, promising that the prospective legal immigrants will not become a public charge. As another part of this comprehensive reform, that sponsorship should become more robust. Laws should be revised to make it easier for state and local governments to refuse benefits to quote sponsored immigrants, referring them to their sponsors who have agreed to take on the responsibility to helping them in times of need. This balanced proposal will help employers keep genuinely crucial employees, provided they're willing to assume the responsibility of sponsors. That requirement will prevent the employer involvement from being a meaningless exercise in the quote box checking and incentivize them to sponsor only workers with proven track records and good character to contribute to our country.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s podcast, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

 

Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing our country right now. But with the right legislation, it's an issue America can fix.

 

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez's National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) presented a creative solution in an attempt to protect both immigrant families and our borders. Could this be the practical solution America needs right now? Listen to find out more.

 

 

Introduction

Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing our country right now. Hello, everyone, I'm Stephen Strang. Today I'm going to talk about a very creative solution that I believe would work and that I've actually signed my name to. Let me give you a little background.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Samuel Rodriguez’s Proposed Immigration Reform May be the Solution America Needs

 

There is an organization called the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. My friend, Samuel Rodriguez, is actually the head of it. He asked me a couple of years ago to serve on that board. It's very influential in that both Sammy Rodriguez and some of his board members are frequently asked by the media to articulate sort of the Hispanic point of view. Also, he has had access to the White House in the last couple of administrations. In fact, he and I were in the same meeting with Barack Obama a couple of years ago. As I document in my book, God and Donald Trump, Sam also was able to articulate for President Trump some of the issues that are important to Hispanics. It actually became part of Trump's campaign because Hispanics are interested not only in immigration reform, but in the stability the family. They're interested in good education and jobs; the things that other Americans are interested in, too. So, this week I was invited to be in Washington, D.C., to speak at a conference where they had a number of very powerful speakers who talked about the issue of life, which the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is very, very strong on life and on other issues that are important to Christians. They asked me to speak about religious liberty, partly as a result of my book. I was able to talk about how President Trump has been a very strong supporter of religious liberty, how religious liberty is being challenged by the left in a way that many of us could not have envisioned. Perhaps I should do a separate podcast on what my speech was.

 

What happened was they handed out a proposed conservative coalition for immigration reform. There have been several groups that have put forward proposals for immigration reform, many of them are on the left, and there's reasons to believe that many of them are actually funded in some way by George Soros. In fact, he funds several left of center evangelical groups when they deal with things like social justice, which is really a code word for left-wing agenda, but it sounds good. They talked at this conference about prison reform and about what they call biblical justice. I probably should have some of their people, either Tony Suarez or Sam Rodriguez on a podcast. In fact, I've had both of them on podcasts in the past, but I felt that this conservative immigration coalition was so important that when they asked me to put my name as an endorser, I was very happy to do so. We will be reporting on this in various ways. I decided that even though I don't very often do a podcast where I just do the talking and not have a guest, that I would actually read this as part of a way for me to kind of put on the record. Then, of course, you know that I always turn my podcast into a blog and we report it.

 

Immigration Reform on Charisma

·         80 Percent of Pastors Believe this About Illegal Immigration

·         Most Pastors Want to End Illegal Immigration, Research Says

·         Trump Announces Deal with Lawmakers to End Government Shutdown

·         What is the Truth Concerning Americans’ Wants and Needs for Immigration and Secure Borders?

·         Why We Need the Wall: Why is No One Talking About This Very Real Concern?


I want you to just listen to this because I believe that it strikes exactly the right balance between trying to solve the political dilemma that we're in, having the concerns of the immigrants, both legal and illegal, kind of their concerns; following the rule of law and also showing the love of Jesus in a very creative way. I did not write this, but I couldn't have written a better had I written it myself. I found that when I've done podcasts on immigration …  I did one really off the cuff with Alveda King in January. I got more downloads to that one podcast that I had during an entire month just a couple of months ago. That shows to me that there's a lot of interest. I'm going to just read this now:

 

“Illegal immigration has been festering for decades. Much of the blame rests on our political leaders who have refused to enforce the law. Now we have a chance to fix it. Millions of employers of immigrants as well as the Hispanic community and Christians will rally around a plan that combines the rule of law, decency and common sense to speak a biblical language. The immigration cause no longer resides in the Egypt of political apathy or the desert of expediency. Today, this just cause stands before the Jordan called reform. With prophetic courage, spiritual fortitude and political will, we will cross into the Promised Land of quote, just integration. This will protect our values, our borders and the American dream for future generations. As Christians, we believe the time has come to reconcile border security with the security of our values, the values that include faith and family. But first, we must secure our national borders. To do that, we must stop illegal immigration. This should include the construction of a wall that incorporates both physical elements and technology, as well as a firewall against tunnels and other intrusions. This will win the trust of the American people and prevent more illegals from arriving.

 

Some of Samuel Rodriguez Books

·         You Are Next: Destroy What Has Paralyzed You, and Never Miss Your Moment Again

·         Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life

·         Be Light: Shining God’s Beauty, Truth and Hope into a Darkened World

 

“Many countries such as Mexico treat illegal immigrants as foreign enemies. The least we can do is secure our borders, but it has not been a priority. Many illegals didn't sneak across the border, they overstayed their visas. This is a problem with law enforcement and record keeping rather than border control. If the government can keep track of social security checks and income tax returns, surely, it can keep track of these immigrants. We should secure the unity of the immediate family by deporting all undocumented individuals who are now engaged in crimes such as murder, sex related, drug related, gang activities and so forth while making sure the God-fearing, hard-working undocumented families stay intact. What do we do with the thousands who have crossed the border? If we do nothing, we will inspire many more to make the same costly journey across Mexico. A better option is to give recent arrivals food, water, a change of clothes, emergency health care when needed and transportation back home. This should be part of a message to our neighbors to the south that no one can hope to become an American in this way. Second, we can establish a nice amnesty path toward legal status and or citizenship for those who qualify. Those who wish to become guest workers can apply to become a permanent resident. This guest worker program would apply only to those who are now employed or contributing to our economy. Adults who came into this country illegally and who are not dependent on government subsidies can apply for permanent resident status, but they can only apply for citizenship if they return to their country of origin, go to the back of the line and proceed with the application process without special accommodation. The children that these individuals, however, would not have to return to their countries of origin to become citizens.

 

Tune into the Strang Report

·         On cpnshows.com

·         In-Depth with Stephen Strang

 

“Third, as part of this comprehensive reform, which will resolve this festering national issue for the long run, employers must accept their responsibilities. They should be required going forward to use e-verify to document that every employee they hire is legally entitled to work. Those who have current employees who are not legal to work but whom they consider a crucial to their operations, should have the option of sponsoring these immigrants. Many employers would jump at the chance to fix the problem without losing reliable, contributing employees. The provision for this already existed law allowing friends or family members to file an affidavit of support, promising that the prospective legal immigrants will not become a public charge. As another part of this comprehensive reform, that sponsorship should become more robust. Laws should be revised to make it easier for state and local governments to refuse benefits to quote sponsored immigrants, referring them to their sponsors who have agreed to take on the responsibility to helping them in times of need. This balanced proposal will help employers keep genuinely crucial employees, provided they're willing to assume the responsibility of sponsors. That requirement will prevent the employer involvement from being a meaningless exercise in the quote box checking and incentivize them to sponsor only workers with proven track records and good character to contribute to our country.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s podcast, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

15

0:00/15:31

Samuel Rodriguez's Proposed Immigration Reform May Be the Solution America Needs