Joe Guzzardi

Martin Luther King's Message Lost on Congressional Black Caucus

By Joe Guzzardi
July 19, 2013

Congress has a 15 percent approval rating. Those Americans who agree with its job performance have declined steadily since 2004 when favorability hit 45 percent.

For the most current example of why Congress fares so poorly with its constituents, consider the out-of-their-home state itinerary that many House representatives will embark upon later this month, just before the August recess begins.

Three Simple Steps to True Immigration Reform: a Fence, Internal Enforcement and Work Verification

By Joe Guzzardi July 17, 2013 More than 25 years after the Immigration Reform and Control Act passed in 1986, Congress is paralyzed on what, if anything, to do next. A quarter of a century of open borders, no internal enforcement, a huge increase in non-immigrant visa issuance and record numbers of refugees have altered America forever. Immigration accounts for more most of the United States’ population surge. During the 1980s, total U.S. population stood at about 230 million; today, it’s more than 316 million. According to the Census Bureau, one international migrant (net) arrives every 44 seconds.

In Politics, Keeping Old Allies Is Wiser Than Wooing New Friends You’ll Never Have

By Joe Guzzardi
July 1, 2013

When the Senate cast its final yea vote last week for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, advocates started pushing the House to get on board---or else.

Immigration Bill Faces Uphill Climb in Skeptical Senate

By Joe Guzzardi
May 24, 2013

Predictably, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. Nothing about the hearings, the mark up or the final 13-5 vote surprised veteran immigration observers. Chairman Patrick Leahy stacked the panels with immigration advocates, voted down every amendment that would beef up border security and voted for as many as 33 million new overseas workers during the next decade. The hearings ended with the ugly spectacle of Leahy leading aliens present in the Hart Senate Building chant the revolting phrase, “Si, se puede”. Looking at the final bill, S.744 is arguably history’s most anti-American legislation.

Amnesty Would Devastate California; the Nation Not Far Behind

By Joe Guzzardi
March 21, 2013

Americans who support President Obama and the Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty proposal should take a hard look at California, especially the state’s public school system.

Congressional Amnesty Blueprint an Unrealistic Wish List for Radical Democrats

By Joe Guzzardi
January 29, 2013

President Obama's choice of Nevada to announce his all encompassing amnesty program is curious. Nevada's 10.2 unemployment rate is the nation's highest. Las Vegas, where Obama spoke, has a 10.4 percent unemployment rate. Nevada unemployment is so acute that more than four and a half years have passed since a single construction worker showed up at the unfinished $4.75 billion Echelon mega resort.

Green Cards for Sale; Latest Hot Immigration Trend

By Joe Guzzardi
Januray 4, 2013

Engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the Statue of Liberty are poet Emma Lazarus’ famous words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free…”