Joe Guzzardi

Good News! ICE Releases Weekly Report of Noncompliant Sanctuary Cities

By Joe Guzzardi
March 27, 2017

Here’s an assortment of police blotter entries local law enforcement officers made during recent weeks.

Immigration Advocates Callously Call Maryland Teen’s Rape ‘Consensual,’ Unrelated to Perpetrator’s Alien Status

By Joe Guzzardi
March 23, 2017
The more violent crimes aliens commit in sanctuary cities, the more tortured those cities’ defenses of non-cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement become.

Immigration Rallies Target Wrong Audience, Fail

By Joe Guzzardi
March 22, 2017
In the three decades that I’ve been writing about immigration, activists have held dozens of national demonstrations and hundreds of local protests. The theme is always the same: immigrants’ rights must be protected, and in the name of justice, amnesty must be granted. Some of the demonstrations have been impressive like ones in 2006 where millions showed up nationwide, including 500,000 in Los Angeles, to demand amnesty. But Congress rejected amnesty in 2006, and in every subsequent year.

CBS Misses Big Picture in its 60 Minutes H-1B Segment

By Joe Guzzardi
March 20, 2017
On Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes led with a special H-1B segment, “Are U.S. Workers Vulnerable to Workers with H-1B Visas?” the third that it’s produced in the last 20 years. The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that enables major corporations like Disney, Toys“R”Us and Caterpillar, among dozens of others, to displace American workers.

Hawaii Judge: Island Tourism More Crucial than National Security

By Joe Guzzardi
March 16, 2017
Predictably, an unelected federal court judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump’s revised temporary travel ban on some Middle Eastern nations. Even though the Constitution gives the president the authority to suspend immigration as he deems necessary, a federal court usurped the chief executive’s power.

Tiny Middletown, Conn., Defies Trump on City’s Sanctuary Status; Mayor Tells President to Go Fly a Kite!

By Joe Guzzardi
March 15, 2017
The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C., think tank Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager John Podesta founded, has released a new report that puts the total of sanctuary cities and counties at about 600, roughly twice previous estimates.

Jobs Report Encouraging, but Trump Inaction on Employment-Based Visas Worrisome

By Joe Guzzardi
March 13, 2017
Wall Street hailed the February Bureau of Labor Statistics report which reflected a 235,000 job gain as a major Trump administration triumph. The payroll survey of corporations tallied those 235,000 new positions, but the alternate household survey is even more impressive, a resounding 447,000 jobs gain.

Trump Immigration Plan Effective, Fewer Illegal Crossers, Higher Smuggling Fees

By Joe Guzzardi
March 9, 2017
At long last, immigration activists can properly claim that through its enforcement policies, the federal government is “breaking up families.” This allegation, a purposeful distortion, is a preferred arguing point the pro-immigration lobby offers to make its case against removing illegal immigrants from the interior.

Trump’s Revised Refugee Executive Order Should Withstand Court Challenge – but Will It?

By Joe Guzzardi
March 7, 2017
The fine print in President Donald Trump’s revised executive order does more than pause travel from Muslim-majority Middle Eastern nations. The order includes an effort to raise public awareness about the potential danger inadequately vetted refugees pose, an important threat to the homeland that the media often downplays or ignores.

California, Mexico Double Team Trump to Thwart President’s Immigration Goals

By Joe Guzzardi
March 6, 2017
California and Mexico, acting separately but with similar goals, are on a fast track to subvert President Trump’s commitment to federal immigration law enforcement.