CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

California Sues DOJ, AG Sessions; State Refuses to Cooperate with Federal Immigration Authorities

On August 13, California filed a law suit against the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in order to prevent an interruption in the flow of federal law enforcement grants to the states’ sanctuary cities. San Francisco had previously filed a similar suit. According to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, state and local jurisdictions received $28 million this...

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Refugee Workers and the Automation Threat

Robots in, refugee workers out. Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a front page story about poultry processors’ reliance on refugee labor. From the story: “Immigrants have long been integral to the meatpacking industry, but refugees surfaced as a key labor force starting in 2006, according to experts who study the phenomenon.” In 2006, then-President George W...

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Trump Gives Big Boost to RAISE Act---Promotes Lower Immigration Levels, Ends DV, Reduces Refugee Resettlement Totals

In a rousing speech reminiscent of his campaign, President Trump speaking in Youngstown, Ohio, endorsed Senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue’s RAISE Act. The legislation would shift immigration policy away from family chain migration, and implement a merit-based system. A New York Post reporter wrote that the Rust Belt gave President Trump a hero’s welcome, in part because he made the...

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California Daily Shines Light, Inadvertently, on RAISE Act Benefits

Its vacation’s almost over, California Assembly Returns Soon to Vote on SB 54. The Sacramento Bee recently published a story that, perhaps inadvertently, demonstrated how flawed chain migration has contributed to unsustainable population growth. The story begins with the Bee identifying a young Hispanic, American-born citizen about to turn 21, the age at which he can petition for...

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California’s Sanctuary State Bill: Gov. Brown v. Attorney General Sessions

Brown supports California lawsuit against DOJ; wants sanctuary city federal funding to continue. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Governor Jerry Brown told NBC host Chuck Todd that he wants more amendments added to California’s SB 54, the sanctuary state bill that would bar state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. Brown didn’t...

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California Education System Overwhelmed, Can’t Keep up with Student Population Growth

CSU to end remedial English, math classes. Each year, according to a recent New York Times story, about a third of incoming California State University students enroll in remedial English and math classes. They are mostly graduates from the 1.4 million K-12 students that the California Department of Education classifies as English learners. Once, the inability to speak English with at...

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July Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Beats Expectations, but Belie Need for More Overseas Workers

Automation, pictured here at Amazon, eliminates the need for low-skilled immigration; Support the RAISE Act. On job creation, President Trump is, despite his claims to the contrary, doing about the same as President Obama. President Trump likes to call the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs numbers “great,” but they’re consistent with the previous administration’s...

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RAISE Act’s Multiple Benefits Include Slowing Population Growth

President Trump, Sens. Cotton and Perdue Introduce Much-Needed RAISE Act. From the White House yesterday, President Trump enthusiastically praised Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act or RAISE Act. The legislation would cut legal immigration totals approximately in half from its annual one million-plus total,...

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Defeated Multiple Times, DREAM Act Returns, Awaits Same Fate

‘Future’ includes work permits, deportation protection, and amnesty. Since it was first introduced in Congress in 2001, the DREAM Act has repeatedly failed to become law. While the DREAM Act is popular with some congressional factions, it has met with widespread criticism in most districts. Subsequently, legislators bowed to public pressure and voted it down. The House of...

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Hampton Millionaires Pay Illegal Alien Domestic Help Little, Force them into Squalor

An ugly New York Post story proves why secure borders is the compassionate solution to illegal immigration. To the contrary, as the Post story spells out, open borders often lead to immigration abuses and injustices When “Maria” arrived in Long Island’s tony Hamptons four years ago, she doubtless thought she was on her way to the proverbial American dream. Although it’s a...

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