I Was an Illegal Immigrant in the Kingdom Of God

I was an illegal immigrant in the Kingdom of God. I broke his laws. I snuck under the pearly gates. I was a trespasser. The angels were looking for me. Michael, the Archangel, personally delivered the deportation notice. I was afraid. To be forever banned from the Kingdom of God was unimaginable. I tried to show the Angel false ID. “I’m NOT Bill Streppone,” I screamed. “Don’t lie to me”, the Angel said. “You’re covered in sin. You’ve broken all the rules.” I pleaded with the Angel. I told him I would do anything. “Please don’t deport me. Satan is waiting for me on the other side.” “That’s what happens to people who don’t obey the rule of law – especially God’s Laws,” explained the Angel. I begged him, “Please No. I’m willing to work in the Kingdom of God for below wages if you don’t cast me out.” The Angel chuckled, “So you want to work illegally in the Kingdom of God? Not a good argument”. “Ok, that’s enough, you’re coming with me.” “No, No, Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! And with everything in me I screamed,“God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”. There was complete silence. I looked up. I saw the face of Jesus. In the next instance he was standing right beside me. All the angels were standing at attention. Jesus asked, “Do you believe in me?” I said, “Yes Lord.” He then handed me a Pure White Card (the permanent resident card is white in heaven). “This is your permanent resident card to the Kingdom of God”, He explained. “But I don’t deserve this. “Michael said I was covered in sin.”...

William Streppone Reviews, “They Come to America”

William A. Streppone, Immigration Attorney A Participant in the Movie “They Come to America” There is an old saying I heard many times over regarding media attention. That is, “don’t care about anything else – just make sure they spell your name correctly”. That advice simply doesn’t work for me. I’ve been working as an immigration attorney for more than 16 years. I’ve been fighting for a humane approach in resolving our immigration problem. That message is most important to me. Of course I want my name spelled correctly, but most importantly I want my message to get out. We must deal with our immigration problem humanely! The movie, They Come to America, is a movie about the problems and the cost of illegal immigration. You can get more information about the movie at, theycometoamerica.com. As a participant in the movie, I was disappointed in the final result. There were so many issues left out of the movie that should have been in. For example, in the movie John Roland, a retired Fox anchor, asked three different politicians in Florida if they had solutions to the immigration problem, and if they didn’t why should anyone vote for them. Yet the movie itself does not address any solutions to the immigration problem. If it wasn’t an important question why ask it? Hence, in the spirit of John Roland’s question, why should this movie be taken seriously as a documentary if it doesn’t address solutions? As a matter of fact, one politician, Alex Sink, actually mentioned comprehensive immigration reform as a solution and it was never followed up on. I was...

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

President Obama recently signed an executive order permitting certain children who arrived in the United States illegally or who are now out of status, to apply for deferred action. Deferred action allows these individuals to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation. Those who are eligible must file applications with USCIS. After being fingerprinted for background checks, they will receive a work permit permitting them to work legally in the United States. You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you: 1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; 2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; 3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; 4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; 5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012; 6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and 7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements may begin to request consideration for deferred action by filing the appropriate applications on or after August 15, 2012. Most...

A Beautiful Story

It was a privilege and an honor for the Law Offices of William A. Streppone to represent Abdeen and his Uncle Hasan pro bono. Everyone jumped for joy when their cases were approved. It is a very special story which can be read by clicking the links below. This story is really about so many people who volunteered their time to help this family; it’s about our U.S. military doctors who saved Abdeen’s life; it’s about the people who donated money anonymously to help with necessities; it’s about the people who invited Abdeen and his uncle into their homes giving them a place to stay; and it’s about the many doctors who donated countless hours to reconstruct Abdeen’s appearance. God bless this family and God bless this little boy who inspired us all! Click the links below for full story: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/to-iraqi-family-s-relief-li-is-now-home-1.4029552 https://www.newsday.com/long-island/abdeen-we-re-americans-now-1.4029017#1 https://www.newsday.com/long-island/abdeen-we-re-americans-now-1.4029017#4 William A. Streppone Immigration Attorney streppone@optonline.net...

GREAT NEWS FOR IMMIGRANTS WHO ENTERED THE U.S. ILLEGALLY

Effective March 4th 2013, certain qualifying immigrants who entered the United States illegally will now be eligible to file for a waiver IN THE UNITED STATES rather than outside the United States. This means the immigrant can waive the 3 or 10 year bar allowing them to apply for a green card while significantly improving the time the waiver is adjudicated and the time it takes to reunite them with their families in the United States. This is fantastic news for those who were unable to previously obtain a green card because of their illegal entry into the United States. To Be Eligible For This WAIVER The Immigrant Must Prove The Following: 1. The alien must be an immediate relative (a spouse; a parent; or child under the age of 21 and unmarried) of a United States Citizen. 2. The alien must be the beneficiary of an approved petition. 3. The alien applicant must be at least 17 years of age. 4. The immigrant must prove their immediate U.S. Citizen Relative would suffer extreme hardship if the immigrant was not permitted to remain in the United States. 5. File proper application, fee and supporting documentation with USCIS. There are many other important parts to this law. However, if you meet the above requirements you are encouraged to visit our law firm at https://www.immigrationlawyer-ny.com/ and to call 631-265-3988 for a free consultation. We will review your entire case and advise you if you are eligible to file for the WAIVER. Many immigrants have been waiting for this law to be finalized. If you think you are eligible, do not hesitate...