CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

Big Win! Supreme Court Won’t Hear Asylum-Seeking Central Americans’ Appeal

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal made by a group of unlawful Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran women and children who sought to overturn a lower court’s decision to remove them expeditiously. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August that non-citizens do not have a Constitutional right to due process if they are denied asylum...

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Driving on Earth Day? Good Luck with the Traffic

For the millions of Californians worried about the state’s unsustainable population growth, the latest INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard report analyzes the problem of too many people in an everyday context – gridlock. Using new methodology, INRIX, Inc., the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, studied 1,064 cities across 38 countries, the largest traffic...

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CAPS Ad Reminds Los Angeles that Immigration Drives Most Population Growth

Los Angeles, where I was born and spent most of my youth, is bursting at the seams – too many people, too many cars, too much construction, and therefore too much lost open space. Hard to believe though it is, at one time, Los Angeles was the U.S. agricultural capital. By 2030, today’s overcrowded Los Angeles will be the “Good Old Days.”...

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New Pew Report on Diversity Visa Good Reminder of RAISE Act’s importance; Bill Would End DV

The Pew Research Center produces invaluable reports that often focus on, among other topics, immigration, population growth and, albeit indirectly, the link between the two. Pew’s latest analysis tackles a target CAPS has regularly criticized – the purposeless and harmful Diversity Visa. Despite relentless U.S. population growth and job shortages, the...

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Mr. Becerra (Calif. AG) Goes to Washington

By next summer, Governor Jerry Brown predicts that California’s budget deficit will hit $1.6 billion. And California’s insurmountable Wall of Debt, an aggregate of its current and long-term debt plus unfunded obligations, is a staggering $443 billion. In light of California’s disastrous fiscal nightmare, Gov. Brown proposes to cut public school spending, and re-evaluate other...

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In New York, ICE Ramping Up Enforcement Actions; Activist Lawyers Getting Taxpayer Subsidy to Counter

A three-day Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal operation in the New York area netted 31 criminal aliens from 13 nations, including a Guyanese national convicted of rape, immigration fugitives, at-large criminal aliens and illegal re-entries. Of the 31, 30 had criminal histories that include priors for rape, drug offenses, child endangerment and fraud. ICE agents,...

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Dreary March BLS Report Should Motivate Trump to Get Busy on his Promise to Reduce Immigration

The March Bureau of Labor Statistics report is surely not what President Trump wished for. The economy added a measly 98,000 jobs, the lowest total since May 2016. Making a bad report worse, January and February totals were revised downward, 38,000 fewer jobs than previously announced. The official unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent to 4.5 percent, meaning that because so few jobs were...

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Puzzled Mayors Scratch Heads, Wonder What a Sanctuary City Really Is

Nobody knows what a sanctuary city is – no one! That’s the latest excuse sanctuary city mayors and immigration advocates offer in their disingenuous effort to ensure that tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to local jurisdictions will keep pouring in even though they steadfastly and illegally refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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National Sheriffs’ Association Says Enforcement ‘Chilling Effect’ a Ruse

In open and arrogant defiance of the White House, the Department of Justice, the California State Sheriffs’ Association, the California Peace Officers and California’s roughly 36 million citizens and legal permanent residents, the California Senate passed SB 54, the so-called sanctuary state bill. Officially named the California Values Act, the bill would bar local and state law...

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New Report: California Ranks among Nation’s Lowest in State Infrastructure Spending

Visual Capitalist is a Canadian-based research firm that relies on data visualization and infographics to develop and showcase its analytical research. According to its recent findings, California ranks 33rd in state infrastructure spending. The state that needs to spend the most on upgrades – California – should be at the top of the list. Sacramento Mayor...

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