CAPS Blog - Joe Guzzardi

For Sanctuary Cities, Clock Strikes Midnight

DOJ dropping hammer on sanctuary cities. The Department of Justice officially published a new list of conditions that applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program will have to satisfy to receive funding, problematic for sanctuary cities. Municipalities must: Certify compliance with section 1373, a federal statute applicable to state and local governments that...

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ICE Targeting MS13, More Enforcement Actions, Arrests Expected

Get MS-13, other dangerous gangs out of California. The Trump administration has promised to crack down on dangerous criminal gangs, most of which operate within the nation’s sanctuary cities. According to a July internal Immigration and Enforcement memo Reuters obtained, the agency will intensify its focus on known teenage gang members that unlawfully entered the United States as...

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Overpopulated Los Angeles Now Coping with Homeless Latinos

Fewer People Best Solution to Homelessness. In Los Angeles County, the annual population increases have brought with it a sharp rise in Latino homelessness. L.A. County’s 1950 population was 4.1 million people. Today, L.A. County, the nation’s largest, has according to the latest Census Bureau data, 10 million residents with 4.8 million listed as Hispanic. County data showed...

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UC Riverside Study Confirms, Sanctuaries Not Safer than Other Cities

Make California Safe, No on SB 54, Sanctuary State Bill. Sanctuary city advocates have long argued that harboring criminal aliens makes communities safer. As their tortured logic goes, if illegal immigrants are confident that, pursuant to sanctuary policy, local law enforcement won’t turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, then they’re more likely to cooperate...

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Summertime, and Crops Haven’t Rotted in the Fields

Certain pro-immigration narratives refuse to go away, no matter how often and effectively they’ve been rebutted. Top on the list of discredited stories is “the crops are rotting in the fields” which reappears every spring with monotonous regularity. A typical media angle stresses that if Congress doesn’t pass guest worker legislation, acres of produce will be plowed under...

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Congressional Immigration Advocates Take Advantage of Trump’s DACA Waffling

Legislation may allow DACAs to work for your Congressman. News of President Trump’s proposed Obamacare failures dominate the national headlines. Journalists have made much of the Republican Party’s refusal to come together to pass important legislation, a gesture that would help the president and congressional incumbents who in 2018 will face tough re-election bids. But some...

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The Wall Street Journal asks if Congress Can Reach a Grand Immigration Bargain

In his Independence Day Wall Street Journal column, the Brooking Institute’s William A. Galston raised important questions about where U.S. immigration policy might be headed. Galston asked, among other questions, whether in light of President Donald Trump’s election, Democrats might soften their support of higher, family reunification, chain migration and shift toward more skill-...

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DA in Sanctuary Philly Aids Alien, Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies

A fascinating immigration-related story, dateline sanctuary city Philadelphia, has gone mostly unpublished west of the Mississippi River. As a sanctuary city, Philadelphia law enforcement limits its cooperation with federal immigration officials. But in the Philadelphia case, the city’s top ranking law enforcement official, District Attorney Rufus Seth Williams, took bribes to assist a...

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California: Housing Shortage or People Overage?

Last month, a lead Los Angeles Times story focused on California’s housing shortage, especially acute in the low and very low income sectors. In 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan signed a law that ordered cities and counties to plan every eight years for new home construction to meet the needs of all economic segments of their communities. Critics call the law useless since it requires plans, but...

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Too Crowded California Adds to Firefighters’ Challenges

Whatever else Donald Trump’s presidency may or may not mean, it’s kept immigration in the media limelight. Just as it was in the Obama administration, immigration is debated contentiously between the open borders advocates and the restrictionists, but it’s still on the table for open, if not always honest, discussion. Now if only the immigration conservations could be expanded...

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