Joe Guzzardi

Congress Rolls Out Red Carpet for Greedy Zuckerberg

By Joe Guzzardi
September 20, 2013

Billionaires for Cheap Labor—that’s how Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s Washington D.C. trip should have been labeled. Zuckerberg met with Congress’ most influential leaders to push for comprehensive immigration reform, suddenly his favorite cause.

White House Report Promoting Immigration Offers No Evidence

By Joe Guzzardi
September 18, 2013

Comprehensive immigration reform proponents like to trot out studies which allegedly prove that more immigration will create an economically healthier nation. Conversely, the same studies emphasize that without amnesty and high levels of overseas labor, the economy will struggle.

For California's Illegal Immigrants, a Great Week

By Joe Guzzardi
September 16, 2013

For California’s illegal immigrants, September is off to a rewarding start.

On September 4, in a shocking vote to undermine safety and to erode federal immigration law enforcement, the California Assembly passed AB 4, the so-called TRUST Act. AB 4 would prohibit state and local police from honoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers in all but the most extreme cases.

Amnesty and Shocking Jobs Data

By Joe Guzzardi
September 13, 2013

With so many Americans suffering, Congress should be focused on putting them back to work, not making their lives tougher by expanding the labor pool through increased immigration.

As They Fire Americans, Corporations Push for More Immigrant Workers

By Joe Guzzardi
September 13, 2013

Last week, comprehensive immigration reform was all but dead. A debate about Syria, an unanticipated distraction, promised to eat up more time from an already short legislative calendar that will face major hurdles on the budget, the debt ceiling and Obamacare.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform—Dead?

By Joe Guzzardi
September 5, 2013

Summer is over. And comprehensive immigration reform may have died with it. The House, never enthusiastic, has quietly sent out the word that its fall agenda which includes Syria, the budget crisis and Obamacare, will not have time to include immigration. Many representatives are letting out a sigh of relief that they won’t have to deal with Capitol Hill’s contentious issue.

Black Leadership Abandons Black Workers

By Joe Guzzardi
September 3, 2013

For a decade, immigration activists have attempted to persuade Congress that it should pass reform legislation because their cause is identical to black Americans’ civil rights movement 50 years ago.

Cheeky "Pilgrims" (Illegal Aliens) Demand Citizenship Now

By Joe Guzzardi
August 30, 2013

This Labor Day weekend, 11 “pilgrims” will arrive in Bakersfield, CA. Historically, pilgrims are associated with the 1620 Plymouth, Massachusetts British settlers who colonized America. These particular 11 pilgrims, however, have no relationship with early American history. They are illegal immigrants who have co-opted the word “pilgrims” to arouse sympathy for their decidedly unsympathetic agenda: a path to citizenship for 11 million aliens. Get it? Each pilgrim represents the United States’ 11 million illegal immigrants.

On Labor Day: Remembering Cesar Chavez, Enforcement Advocate

By Joe Guzzardi
August 28, 2013

More than 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers with Dolores Huerta. Today, the UFW and Huerta remain active in their ongoing effort to win citizenship for illegal immigrants. At a recent Bakersfield rally, UFW president Arturo Rodriguez and Huerta joined others outside U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy’s office to demand immigration reform. But if Chavez, who died in 1994, were still alive he may not have been part of the demonstration.

Administrative Amnesty Prospects Improve

By Joe Guzzardi
August 26, 2013

The prospect of a comprehensive administrative amnesty for illegal aliens increased last week. On Friday, the White House issued a new policy telling immigration agents not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children. The move extends amnesty-in-place to yet another category of aliens.