CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

Hurricane Clean Up: Jobs for Americans

Monster Storm Irma leaves devastation behind. In the wake of the September Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed a negative 33,000 plunge in new job creation, the news that illegal immigrants may be hired to do post-hurricane clean up in Texas and Florida is troubling for American construction workers. The House approved a $36 billion in hurricane disaster relief aid funding for...

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Categories: jobs Tags: hurricane, labor, S 179

Latest Federal Data Shows that Sanctuaries Aren’t Safe Places

SB 54 will have its day in court. In the wake of the California State Legislator’s decision to become a sanctuary state, and Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on SB 54, recent federal data proves that critics who assert that releasing criminal aliens is risky business are right. According to federal records, 92 percent of the 97,482 illegal immigrants arrested this year have...

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Included in Trump’s 70-Point Immigration Principles: More Judges

DHS, ICE, Enforcement Advocates Endorse Hiring More Immigration Judges. One of President Trump’s 70-point immigration principles sent to Congress on October 8 is the recommendation to hire an additional 370 immigration judges, and 1,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawyers. As recent evidence proves, more immigration judges mean more removals. Currently, the immigration...

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Enforcement Gives Jeopardized Habitat a Helping Hand

A trash-filled wash located below Arizona’s scenic Diablito Mountain, 21 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales. Among the many positives that have accrued to American citizens during the Trump administration enforcement era is that the United States habitat has benefited. Understanding why is easy. Fewer illegal crossings, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border in...

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Bad Bureau of Labor Statistics September Report---Minus 33,000 Jobs

Hurricanes Irma, one of three storms blamed for weak September jobs report. Going into the Bureau of Labor Statistics release of it September jobs data, Wall Street was widely undecided about what the totals would show. The biggest question was whether the three hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, would render the final job totals as misleading -- "Hurricane-Disrupted" is the...

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Categories: jobs Tags: labor, E-Verify, jobs

Congress Debates Four Amnesties, but No E-Verify Progress

Amnesties (four!) mean more population growth, fewer American jobs. Congressional amnesty discussions have Californians on edge. Once amnesty banter picks up on Capitol Hill, border crossings surge, and overpopulated California is a popular migrant destination. In April, border patrol agents reported only 11,125 apprehensions, a 17-year low, but in August the total had doubled to 22,...

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Categories: amnesty Tags: E-Verify, amnesty, Congress

Brown Signs Bills to Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage; Mum on Population Growth

Senate Pro Tem President Kevin de Leon Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and others at Hunter’s Point, an impoverished, crime-ridden neighborhood Sacramento legislator hopes to transform over the next decade into an affordable housing units. To address California’s affordable housing shortage, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed 15 cosmetic bills that will do little...

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Choice for Congress: More Illegal Immigration or Free College Educations for American HS Students?

$116 Billion Annual Illegal Immigration Cost Would Cover College Tuition Bills  Mathematicians have long strived for ways to help people understand what staggeringly large numbers mean. Grasping the concept behind the billions and trillions referred to in economic, physics or population reports often don’t convey the desired dramatic effect because readers can’t...

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Here Come the Giga-Mansions; There Go California’s Magnificent Hillsides

Home, Sweet, Home: 100,000-square-foot, $500 million monstrosity,  latest Los Angeles trend.  Not many Southern Californians know that there’s a 97-acre plot of undeveloped hillside property in tony Beverly Hills, famous 90210 zip code. But the precious land will soon be in developers’ hands, and a huge construction project will be underway. Make way for the mega-...

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California’s Illegal Immigration Tab: $23 Billion

California Taxpayers Shell Out $6,517 per illegal alien to fund services. The Federation for American Immigration reform recently published its latest analysis that measures illegal immigration’s cost to taxpayers. The study, titled “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers is here, and it provides a state-by-state breakdown. FAIR estimated that the...

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