Joe Guzzardi

Prominent American Journalist Asks: “Why Don’t We Care More about Our People?”

By Joe Guzzardi
March 3, 2014

Last week, President Barack Obama and House Majority leader John Boehner met behind closed doors. Hush, hush meetings between powerful politicians usually means bad news for Americans.

Enabled by Visa Fraud, Birth Tourism Industry Thrives

By Joe Guzzardi
February 28, 2014

Birth tourism, the legal but unethical practice whereby pregnant women come to the U.S. for the express purpose of having an American citizen child, came under the microscope recently. PBS, in its segment titled “To the Contrary,” exposed birth tourism for what it is---a scam that takes shameless advantage of a section in the 14th amendment which has been interpreted to confer U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the U.S.

True Immigration Reform Starts with Cracking Down on Visa Fraud

By Joe Guzzardi
February 26, 2014

On Capitol Hill, immigration is a one-way street. Advocates want legalization for 12 million illegal immigrants, millions more worker visas for both high and low-skilled labor, an end to deportation for aliens, and full federal benefits for all.

California Bill Seeks Comprehensive Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

By Joe Guzzardi
February 24, 2014

If there’s one thing Californians know, it’s that when it comes to the illegal immigration lobby, nothing is ever enough. Last year was a triumphant one for California’s immigration advocates. Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, removes some criminal illegal immigrants from the risk of deportation and allows aliens to practice law.

Despite Other Viable Options, Ag Industry Presses for Guest Worker Amnesty

By Joe Guzzardi
February 21, 2014

Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation issued a report on how an enforcement-first immigration bill would create economic disaster for the agriculture industry. As the AFB outlines it, production costs would soar, yields would drop, and farm assets would plunge in value. If millions of illegal immigrant workers were removed from the ag labor pool through E-Verify or some other enforcement measure, the industry would have to recruit from the construction labor pool and pay between $20-$25 per hour. The AFB hopes that Congress, after reading its frightening predictions, will conclude that an amnesty bill which requires enforcement first should be defeated.

Amnesty Would Irreparably Harm Low-Wage American Workers

By Joe Guzzardi
February 19, 2014

Alabama U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and his North Carolina colleague Walter Jones have asked House leadership the simplest, most direct question about the immigration legalization bill that, despite Speaker John Boehner’s statement to the contrary, is still under backroom consideration.

Bad Idea: NY to Issue Identity Cards to Illegal Residents

By Joe Guzzardi
February 17, 2014

Making good on his campaign promise, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his State of the City Address that New York will issue identity cards to illegal immigrants. De Blasio is, to say the least, controversial. Six weeks after his inauguration, normally the honeymoon period for newly elected officials, de Blasio has already alienated an important voting bloc by promoting a pre-K-12 program that a significant tax increase on the wealthy would help fund. The tax would also restore a $1 billion retiree health care plan.

House: Risk-Reward Calculation Dictates Amnesty Inaction the Best Course

By Joe Guzzardi
February 14, 2014

On some of America’s most contentious issues, civil discourse takes a back seat to ugly outcry. Last week, masked protesters carrying torches and threatening organized violence demonstrated on the front lawn of the Enbridge Energy Management Company’s president. However, it's not just environmentalists threatening violence, now pro-amnesty immigration groups are turning towards confrontational tactics since the House tabled the immigration discussion.

Deportation Statistics: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Joe Guzzardi
February 12, 2014

For more than a year, immigration reform has dominated the news. The Senate and then the House introduced bills that set off a nationwide debate about the perceived merits or inherent flaws written into legislation that would legalize 12 million illegal immigrants and, within a decade, double the number of overseas workers. Those new legal workers would compete for jobs with 20 million unemployed or under-employed Americans.

U.S. Loosens Immigration Restrictions; May Ease Entry for Terrorists

By Joe Guzzardi
February 10, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner officially tabled for this year an all-encompassing immigration bill because, he said, President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce either existing laws or ones that might be passed.