CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

California’s Collapsing Infrastructure

Wall of Debt = $443 billion. Sacramento Doesn’t Care, Demands Sanctuary State Legislation No money for road repairs, but millions of dollars to spend on illegal immigrants. Three California news stories underline the collision course that the state is barreling down. First, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office found that repairs to the Oroville Dam as...

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California Moves Closer to Sanctuary State Status, Haven for Criminal Aliens

Even though I’ve heard the argument countless times that sanctuary cities make communities safer, I always shake my head in disbelief when I hear it again. Speaking in defense of his Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, President Pro Tem Kevin de León said that cities “will become more and not less dangerous when local police officers are pulled from their duties to pull...

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Malibu is Latest City to Claim Sanctuary Status

As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Malibu was always my preferred weekend destination. Malibu to me meant 21 miles of individual beaches that stretch across the magnificent Pacific Coast Highway, local parks, magnificent homes, and an occasional major movie star sighting that might have included Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra or Barbara Stanwyck. Malibu, famous beach getaway that...

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60 Minutes Reports, Selectively, on H-1B Visa Scandal

Sunday night, CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a segment on the American job killing H-1B visa, created as part the Immigration Act of 1990. The H-1B is a growing concern across America since more and more stories have been published about the role it plays in rampant American worker displacement. Immigration Act of 1990 created the H-1B visa, a jobs killer for Americans...

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New California Department of Finance Population Report Shows Growth Will Continue Unabated

The California Department of Finance released its latest population projections for the state. According to its press release, from 2016 to 2036, California will add 6.5 million people to its current 39.4 million populace. Furthermore, the state will hit 45 million by 2035, and 50 million during 2055. The report makes a heroic effort to put the alarming growth in the best possible light. State...

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E-Verify Back on the Table, a Must-Pass Bill to Help American Workers and Deter Illegal Immigration

Many among President Donald Trump’s supporters wonder why he spends so little time on less challenging, less controversial immigration goals. An example is E-Verify, the free and easy online program that confirms whether an employee is legally authorized to work in the United States. With an estimated 8 million illegal aliens in the labor market sector, mandatory E-Verify would free up most...

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Visa Overstays: Two-Decades of Congressional, White House Paralysis

A new Center for Migration Studies report underlined a not-so-new immigration problem. CMS found that since 2007 most illegal aliens in the U.S. overstayed their visas, and didn’t, as is the common perception, unlawfully cross the border. Will the Trump administration do what Clinton, Bush, Obama wouldn’t – create entry-exit system? Among...

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February BLS Unspectacular, but Pew Report Projecting Huge Working-Age Immigrant Increases Alarming

The Bureau of Labor Statistics sort-of-okay jobs report for February isn’t the week’s most significant economic news. BLS data showed that in February the economy added 235,000 jobs, slightly above expectations. The labor participation rate increased from 62.9 percent to 63 percent, while unemployment remained unchanged at 4.7 percent. More details that include strong construction...

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At UCSF, a Too-Familiar Tale; American Workers Fired, H-1Bs Hired

Recently, the University of California, San Francisco campus fired 49 information technology workers, and will replace them with foreign-born H-1B visa holders. On the story’s surface, the news is disgusting and disheartening, but hardly headline-making. H-1Bs have routinely displaced Americans since Congress created the visa more than 30 years ago. Taxpayer-subsidized...

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Trump’s Revised Executive Order Ignores the Commonsense Solution – Resettle Refugees Abroad

President Donald Trump’s revised, softened executive order that pauses refugee entry from six terrorist-sponsoring nations – Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Syria – and suspends the refugee resettlement admissions program for 120 days is sure to set off explosive racism and anti-Muslim charges leveled at the administration. The new executive order’s full details are...

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