Joe Guzzardi

Tech Giants Agree to Immigration Visa Fraud Fines

By Joe Guzzardi
November 15, 2013

In its recent online edition, Forbes published a list of the top ten companies that hire foreign-born workers. Based on 2012 data from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Census Bureau, the 10, in reverse order, are: Mahindra Satyam, Ernest and Young, Accenture, L&T Infotech, Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, IBM, Tata Consultancy, Wipro, and Infosys.

October Employment Report; Disneyland-Style Fantasy?

By Joe Guzzardi
November 12, 2013

A Wall Street friend told me he thinks that the October Bureau of Labor Statistics report’s deceptions are so great that Disneyland must have written it. For the umpteenth straight month, the mainstream media cherry-picked the handful of positive statistics but buried profoundly troubling data.

As the Congressional Clock Winds Down on Immigration Reform, Deceptions Increase

By Joe Guzzardi
November 6, 2013

Earlier this week, the White House hosted a group of influential business leaders including chief executive officers from McDonalds, Marriott and State Farm. President Obama used the event as an opportunity to emphasize his enthusiasm for comprehensive immigration reform. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that the president’s short, medium and long term objectives are to lean on Congress to pass immigration legislation, ideally this year.

Immigration and Automation Will Leave American Workers Desperately Seeking Jobs

By Joe Guzzardi
November 4, 2013

U.S. Representative and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) avidly supports comprehensive immigration reform. Maybe Ryan isn’t the fiscal conservative he proclaims to be; analysts estimate that the Senate immigration bill, versions of which the House has under consideration, will cost $6 trillion within 50 years, increase unemployment and further depress already stagnant wages.

Notre Dame Accepts, Funds Illegal Immigrant Students

By Joe Guzzardi
November 1, 2013

In August, the University of Notre Dame announced that it would enroll illegal immigrants as undergraduates. Claiming that illegal immigrants’ presence on the South Bend campus would “strengthen” the student body, the university also said it would generously subsidize their $57,000 annual tuition from its cash reserves. Since illegal immigrants aren’t citizens or naturalized residents, they don’t qualify for federal financial aid.

California Congressman Ignores Struggling American Constituents; Wants Amnesty

By Joe Guzzardi
October 31, 2013

The latest in the constantly evolving comprehensive immigration reform drama is that California Republican congressman Jeff Denham co-signed House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s amnesty legislation, H.R. 15.

Gutierrez Amnesty Would Hurt His Black and Puerto Rican Chicago Constituents

By Joe Guzzardi
October 25, 2013

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is the most visible of the many immigration reform advocates. Gutierrez is frequently seen on the news protesting alleged incidents of deportation separating families or ICE terrorizing communities. Earlier this month at an organized protest, U.S. Capitol Hill police arrested Gutierrez on charges of crowding, obstructing and incommoding. Before his arrest, Gutierrez admitted that his actions were staged political theater and acknowledged that he planned his civil disobedience to influence House Speak John Boehner to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Inverse Relationship: The Worse the Job Market, the Harder the Push for Immigration Reform

By Joe Guzzardi
October 23, 2013

Month after depressing month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its dismal jobs report. September was no different. Earlier this week, in the report the government shutdown delayed, the BLS announced that the U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs, significantly fewer than anticipated and mostly in the low wage service and clerical functions. With legal immigration averaging more than 75,000 per month, immigrants could take half of the newly created jobs. The pitifully meager job growth doesn’t even keep up with the working age population growth which increased last month by 209,000.

Agriculture Lobbies for More Workers, Ignores Mechanization

By Joe Guzzardi
October 21, 2013

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a U.S. Representative from Spokane, an Eastern Washington city surrounded by agriculturally dependent areas. In her recent statement to the press, McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, said that she wants immigration reform this year.

McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking House Republican, insists that there’s still time left on the congressional calendar to pass legislation which she considers “a priority.”