Joe Guzzardi

Behind the Sessions’ Witch Hunt

By Joe Guzzardi
March 3, 2017
Every time Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or his House equivalent Nancy Pelosi scream outrage, rest assured that their end game is to delegitimize President Trump’s administration and to delay his legislative progress on tax cuts, health legislation and immigration reform.

Trump’s Speech: the Immigration Points

By Joe Guzzardi
March 1, 2017
President Donald Trump’s rousing address to a joint session of Congress reinforced his image as a leader who will put Americans’ interests first, and it offered a much-needed helping hand to the nation’s vulnerable workers.

Maricopa County’s New Sheriff Penzone Releasing Criminal Aliens, a ‘Dangerous’ Change Says ICE

By Joe Guzzardi
February 27, 2017
As the old adage goes, be careful what you wish for. Last year, Maricopa County, Arizona, voters elected retired Phoenix police sergeant Paul Penzone to replace six-term incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In 2012, Arpaio barely edged out Penzone. The end to 24 years in office served by “America’s toughest sheriff,” as Arpaio liked to call himself in reference to his commitment to enforcing immigration laws, surprised few.

Trump: World’s Most Famous Man

By Joe Guzzardi
February 24, 2017
President Donald Trump is the world’s most famous man. That’s the conclusion that astronomer and science humorist Eric Schulman made according to a metric he developed using AltaVista to find webpage mentions for high-visibility individuals.

DHS Secretary Moves to Restore Immigration Credibility; Mexico Grudgingly on Board

By Joe Guzzardi
February 21, 2017
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly’s newly signed immigration orders have set off cries of outrage from advocacy groups. Kelly, defending his action, pointed to the southern border crisis that has overwhelmed border patrol agents and “created a significant national security threat to the United States.” The border surge is at least three years old, and accelerated dramatically during President Obama’s administration.

Counter-Productive Immigration Protests often Hurt Participants

By Joe Guzzardi
February 20, 2017
When a journalist has been on a beat for more than 30 years, as I have with immigration, everything comes full circle. Eventually, what’s happened in the past repeats itself.

Press Presses Trump on DACA, He Goes Squishy

By Joe Guzzardi
February 17, 2017
In last week’s rollicking press conference, President Donald Trump let the media have it with both barrels. Trump said that the media either “doesn’t get” or won’t write about his administration’s early successes. Charging the media with “out-of-control” dishonesty, Trump also said it doesn’t represent the people, but are pawns for “special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system.”

All Good Things Must Come to an End

By Joe Guzzardi
February 15, 2017

As immigration advocates have learned in the last few days, nothing good lasts forever. After a virtually uninterrupted 30-year string of successfully subverting and circumventing immigration laws, activists are in shock at the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted about 700 aliens nationwide. A new immigration enforcement era has dawned, and the open borders crowd doesn’t like it one little bit.

An Immigration ‘Hardliner’ Confesses

By Joe Guzzardi
February 13, 2017
I admit right up front that when the subject is immigration, I’m what the media loves to call a “hardliner.” When or why journalists came to embrace hardliner as their preferred word to describe Americans who believe in enforcing immigration law, I’m not sure. But I’m certain that reporters and their editors rarely miss an opportunity to use the pejorative hardliner in a not-too-subtle attempt to condemn those of us who feel that laws must be obeyed.

9th Circuit Court: Rock Star Wannabes

By Joe Guzzardi
February 10, 2017
Jay Sekulow, Chief Council for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), has a solution for President Donald Trump’s troubles with the radically left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.