Joe Guzzardi

Trump’s First Immigration Challenge: 750,000 Deferred Action Permit Holders

By Joe Guzzardi
November 21, 2016
Judging by immigration news stories, the question of the day is what will happen to the approximately 750,000 deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) permit holders. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the program, and few doubt that he will. If Trump doesn’t authorize DACA renewals and as the permits expire, the 750,000, some of whom are workers or students, will become unlawfully present, and deportable.

CBP: Border Smugglers are Cold-Blooded, Merciless Criminals

By Joe Guzzardi
November 18, 2016
Since Donald Trump’s election, the media has published hundreds of stories about illegal immigrants’ fear for what might come next, namely deportation. Trump has stated repeatedly that, initially, the focus will be on deporting the two to three million criminal aliens. Later, he’ll assess the situation for the remaining illegal immigrants in the United States.

Sanctuary Mayors in Denial; Trump Will Remove Criminal Aliens

By Joe Guzzardi
November 16, 2016
Defiant sanctuary city mayors insist that despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to deport between 2 and 3 million criminal aliens their municipalities will remain safe havens. They should brace themselves. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, among others, have all taken affirmative action to aid and abet illegal immigrants, a crime under federal immigration law. The three mayors have repeatedly boasted about their cities’ sanctuary status. As Mayor Lee recently posted on his Twitter account: “Being a sanctuary city is in our DNA. San Francisco will never be anything other than a sanctuary city.” One lawyer told me that the courts might interpret Lee’s ill-advised comment as an admission of guilt.

About that Wall…

By Joe Guzzardi
November 14, 2016

For years, enforcement advocates have urged Congress to complete a wall along the shared U.S.-Mexico border. And for an equal number of years, the immigration lobby has asserted that it can’t be done, and insisted that no wall would stop illegal immigration. The popular argument is that a 20-foot high wall would only increase the sales of 21-foot ladders.

Bad News for #notmypresident rioters, Trump Will Keep His Election Promises

By Joe Guzzardi
November 11, 2016
Soon, the #notmypresident nonsense will end. Barbra Streisand, Cher and Katy Perry will go back to adding to their respective $370 million, $340 million, and $200 million fortunes. Looks like Streisand, who along with other Hollywood elites swore to go to Canada if Donald Trump won the presidential election, has decided to stay in Malibu.

​Trump Win Predictable, but not to Pollsters

By Joe Guzzardi
November 9, 2016

When people tell me that Donald Trump’s election as the nation’s 45th president shocked them, I reply that they must not be paying attention to what goes on around them. The nation is a mess. The economy is in the doldrums; most of the few available jobs are part-time and low-paying; the infrastructure is crumbling; the massive $20 trillion national debt is growing larger, and the $531 billion trade deficit is poised to go higher. And these are merely the most glaring problems that have festered under President Obama.

Environmentalists File Law Suit against DHS, Claim Federal Immigration Policies Ignore Environmental Policy Act

By Joe Guzzardi
November 4, 2016
Most Americans are sadly familiar with sanctuary cities’ tragic consequences. In sanctuaries, deportable illegal immigrants are released from jail, and then have on occasion murdered innocent citizens or committed other felonies. The highest profile case made national headlines last year when five-time deported, seven-time convicted illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco.

Historic Number of Illegal Immigrants Crossing Border, Settling in U.S.

By Joe Guzzardi
November 2, 2016
With the presidential race down to its final few days, the public is urging candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to put the vitriol aside and focus on issues. A priority for most Americans is border security which has been next to nonexistent during President Obama’s two terms.

Despite Increased MS-13 Violence, Feds Can’t Deport Most Gang Members

By Joe Guzzardi
October 31, 2016
The academic school year’s first few days are often associated with students readjusting to campus life, rekindling friendships and participating in football pep rallies. But in suburban New York Brentwood High School, September began with the discovery of four bodies, all teenage students, the suspected victims of gang violence. According to the Associated Press, the victims were Nisa Mickens and her lifelong friend Kayla Cuevas. The 16-year-old girls were found beaten to death. A few days later, law enforcement officers discovered the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran in a remote industrial area. Acosta had been missing since May, and Garcia-Moran vanished in February.

L.A. Unified Struggling to Educate Unaccompanied Central American Minors

By Joe Guzzardi
October 27, 2016

A recent Los Angeles Times story reported on Belmont High School where 25 percent of the students came to California as unaccompanied Central American minors. Many do not speak Spanish, let alone English. Their native languages are Quiché, Chui and Mam. For the older teenagers, learning English has proven more difficult than it has for younger students.