Joe Guzzardi

For Californians, 2018 Looks Like a Rough Year

By Joe Guzzardi
December 27, 2017

From ecological, financial and social perspectives, my native California has had a rough year. And 2018 may not be better.

Meet Your Surgeon, the Robot

By Joe Guzzardi
December 26, 2017

In 2017 columns, I wrote about how tough it is for blue collar Americans to get jobs that pay enough to cover the monthly bills. The federal government’s annual distribution of about two million employment authorization documents to newly arrived legal immigrants and to temporary guest workers has flooded the labor market with potential employees who can compete with or displace U.S. workers.

Trump Delivers on His Immigration Enforcement Platform

By Joe Guzzardi
December 23, 2017

Since President Trump’s election, dozens of conservative and liberal pundits have offered their opinions on why a Republican billionaire Beltway outsider beat a charter member of the entrenched Democratic elite. Invariably, analysts pointed to one issue that resounded with voters more intensely than any other: immigration.

U.S. Workers to White House: In 2018, Give Us a Chance

By Joe Guzzardi
December 19, 2017

If President Trump could do one thing to help American workers find good jobs and, after four decades of flat wages, see a bump in their paychecks, he would slash the number of employment-based visas issued to foreign nationals.

Jurors Raise Funds for Illegal Immigrant Thief

By Joe Guzzardi
December 17, 2017

​In the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Fairfax County, a recent court house drama played out that said a lot about immigration policy, all of it bad.

Americans Back to Work, but at Lousy Jobs

By Joe Guzzardi
December 14, 2017

Continuing the recent upward labor market trend, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month’s payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 228,000, beating Wall Street’s 200,000 prediction.

Port Authority Attack Improves Chances to End Nepotistic Chain Migration, Visa Lottery

By Joe Guzzardi
December 12, 2017
In the midst of the New York Christmas rush, a terrorist targeted commuters and shoppers for his ISIS-inspired attack. As details unfolded, President Trump’s repeated demands for an end to family-based chain migration through the merit-based RAISE Act got a big boost, thankfully without lives lost. President Trump’s October immigration principles identified ending chain migration as a priority, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since stated his support.

Swamp Insider: ‘With Trump, You Never Know’

By Joe Guzzardi
December 8, 2017
When a journalist on the immigration beat sits down to write a column, he never has to wonder if he’ll find fresh material. Rather, the challenge is which of the half dozen developments since he last opined should he write?

Administration Scores Two Big Wins on Refugee Resettlement

By Joe Guzzardi
December 5, 2017
On refugee issues, two recent successes are encouraging, and may lead to a sensible approach to how America should resettle migrants. This week the United States, at President Donald Trump’s insistence and with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s support, withdrew from the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration (GCM). In his statement, Tillerson said that because the GCM might accelerate migration, it could undermine U.S. sovereignty, and thwart America’s effort to enforce immigration laws, an opinion Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley seconded.

‘Help Me, Dad’

By Joe Guzzardi
December 3, 2017
Days after the cruel, unjust not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, Americans are still raging over the decision. Regardless of people’s opinions about immigration, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate’s acquittal on murder charges is a travesty, and adds to the already immeasurable pain the Steinle family and other families have suffered as a result of crimes committed by illegal aliens. Even the ultra-illegal immigrant advocate San Francisco Chronicle editorialized that the verdict did not serve justice.