CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

Deported Multiple Times, Criminal Alien Re-enters Sanctuary City, Commits Hit-and-Run, Other Related Crimes

On May 7, a Mexican citizen illegally in the United States, deported at least 15 times since 2002, and with prior arrests for domestic violence, perpetrated a DUI, hit-and-run crash near San Diego. While driving without a license and with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, slammed his Chevrolet Silverado into Benjamin Lake’s Honda Accord as the family...

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On Sanctuaries, Texas and California Head in Opposite Directions

From the wishful thinking file – if only California would adopt the realistic approach Texas has taken to abolish sanctuary cities, then both states would be safer from criminal aliens. Study in Contrasts: Calif. Senate Pro-Tem President Kevin de Leon willing to release criminal aliens; Texas governor promotes public safety with anti-sanctuary bill...

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New York Mayor de Blasio Defiantly Vows to Shred Aliens’ ID Documents; Court Okays the Lawbreaking

In a decision that received scant attention outside the greater New York metropolitan area, Staten Island Supreme Court Judge Phil Minardo ruled that city officials can legally destroy personal information – name, age, date of birth – submitted by illegal aliens to acquire an IDNYC card. Judge Minardo’s ruling is the latest in a long string of district court decisions that...

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Report: No Cowboys Riding the Range on Montana Dude Ranches; H-1Bs in the Saddle

The Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank that generally favors higher immigration levels, is nevertheless an ally on the adverse effect temporary employment-based non-immigrant visas have on American workers Recently EPI published its fact sheet that focused on the H-1B visa, outlined its flaws, and made realistic but elusive suggestions about how to improve the 30-year-old...

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Categories: jobs Tags: H-1B, H-1B Visa, jobs, IT jobs

Crude, Insensitive Pro-Immigration Lobbyist Calls VOICE ‘Disgusting and Dangerous’

While President Donald Trump’s base evaluates his immigration accomplishments and his failures during his first 100 days, one victory is clear cut. When the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office announced its opening in late April, it fulfilled one of President Trump’s most frequently made campaign promises. The office will give a voice to families that Department of...

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April Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

President Donald Trump’s election encouraged economists that more jobs would soon be on the way. But the April Bureau of Labor Statistics report, while better than anticipated and only the second of the Trump administration, looked disappointingly similar to the uninspiring jobs data during President Obama’s two terms. Twin Falls, Idaho, Chobani Yogurt plant where...

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Categories: Economic Opportunity Tags: jobs, BLS, labor, business

Facing Huge Deficit, Gov. Brown Declares Cuts Essential …

… but only in programs that help California’s vanishing citizen middle-class California’s Middle Class Scholarship program (MCS) is on Governor Jerry Brown’s chopping block. Intended to pay for up to 40 percent of UC and Cal State students’ tuition fees, assuming their families’ incomes and assets, minus home values and retirement accounts, don’t exceed...

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Ag Pleads with Trump for More Cheap Labor, Claims the President Recognizes ‘the System is Broken’

Just as it does every spring, the agriculture industry descended on Washington, D.C. with its annual lament: We need more cheap labor! Unless we get it, produce prices will soar – assuming the crops don’t rot in the fields before they reach the supermarket! Ag industry wants to perpetuate cheap labor abuses. This year, at President Donald Trump’s...

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California Assemblyman’s Valiant Anti-Sanctuary Bill Fails

In a bold, trend-defying but mostly symbolic move, California Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Huntington Beach Republican, introduced a bill to counter SB 54, the legislation that would officially make the state an illegal alien sanctuary. The Public Safety Committee instantly defeated Allen’s AB 1252 along party lines. AB 1252 would have done three things: first, stop state funds from going...

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DREAMer Wants More Immigration, Denies Committing Felony Identity Theft

Fox News host Tucker Carlson posted this query to former Wall Street executive Jullisa Arce: “How many immigrants should we bring in a year? That’s a real question.” She replied that the 85,000 H-1B visa cap should “at least be doubled, to meet the needs of our country…” and that comprehensive immigration reform proposals must include citizenship for illegal...

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