CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

Illegal Immigration from China, South Korea, India on the Rise

The Migration Policy Institute, which studies the global flow of people, recently issued a report with a detailed analysis of immigrants and U.S. immigration. Included in the MPI analysis are 14 different immigration categories, including current and historical immigration shares, demographic, educational and linguistic characteristics, immigrant population increases over time, the top states and...

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Irish, Some Illegally in U.S. for 30 years, Hope for Amnesty

For the most part, conversations about illegal immigrants in the United States focus on Mexicans and Central Americans. Because of the physical proximity of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, coming to the U.S. by land is often less challenging and possibly less expensive than air travel. Nevertheless, thousands of European nationals are in the United States illegally. For...

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Orange County Sheriff Sees SB 54 Perils, Says It Would Put Public Safety at Risk

The federal government gives Orange County in California $26 million annually in recompense for housing criminal aliens. O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens worries that if SB 54 passes, her county will not only lose the money, but dangerous criminals will be released and may become repeat offenders. As Sheriff Hutchens told KABC Los Angeles: “If I have to release someone to the street as opposed...

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Massachusetts Considers California Copy-Cat Sanctuary State Bill

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering adopting a sanctuary state law similar to SB 54 that the California Assembly may soon vote on. During a predictably heated public hearing with an overflow crowd packing the hallways, Massachusetts’ sanctuary advocates made familiar, but long ago debunked, arguments. Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee...

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Verify First Act Passes House, Could Pave Way for Mandatory E-Verify

DHS officers seize evidence from suspected illegal immigrant employer. Much-needed good news: on June 13, the House of Representatives passed the Verify First Act. HR 2581 requires the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security to verify the citizenship or legal permanent resident status of applicants who may request credits under the American...

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Trump Administration Love Affair with DACAs Deepens

DHS Secretary Kelly goes squishy on DACA, wants legalization. Back when he was trolling for votes, candidate Trump promised to end President Obama’s unconstitutional deferred action for childhood arrivals “on day one.” Instead, to his base’s dismay, President Trump continued DACA from “day one” of his administration. U.S. Citizenship...

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New Report: 32 States Have Introduced Immigration Enforcement Legislation, California Racing in Opposite Direction

More than 60 percent of states awakening to sanctuary dangers. A new report from the pro-immigration Migratory Policy Institute (MPI) found that as of May 8, 2017, 32 states had introduced immigration enforcement legislation, and 24 states are considering anti-sanctuary bills, with four states having passed restrictive bills during their 2017 legislative sessions. For...

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Visa Overstay + Anchor Baby Citizenship = More Unsustainable Population Growth

The huge 36 percent H-2A visa increase during the first three months of 2017 from the same period in 2016 has short- and long-term consequences not only on the labor market, but also on population growth. Supposedly, the H-2A is a temporary visa, but as the old saying goes among immigration enforcement advocates, nothing is more permanent than a temporary visa holder. State...

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Two Watermelon Stories: Panicked Pre-Harvest; Jubilant Post-Harvest

Here’s a good one for the “crops are rotting in the field” file. A favorite reporter theme that dates back at least 30 years defies the abundant evidence that the rotting crops claim is false and serves only to advance the agenda of immigration advocates. The storyline nevertheless continues year after year. Growers’ messages sent through the gullible press are always the...

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Trump Lets Down Summer Job-Seeking Teens; J Visa Rolls on

Bloomberg News recently ran a story that asked “Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?” The story listed a host of valid reasons. Older Americans have crowded teens out of the job market, or since summer pay is too low to make a dent in college tuition, parents are encouraging their children to volunteer to beef up their college resumes. Some students elect to study...

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