Joe Guzzardi

Trump Needs Help from Congress – and to Help Himself

By Joe Guzzardi
June 12, 2017
 
President Trump needs a little help from his friends in Congress, or at least the Republicans who should be his allies. And while the president is waiting for wavering Republicans to give him a hand, he could help himself out by picking off some of the low-hanging fruit that would convert his immigration campaign promises into realities.

On Father’s Day, Grieving Dads Wonder Why Sanctuary Cities Protected Their Children’s Killers

By Joe Guzzardi
June 9, 2017
 
For thousands of dads, Father’s Day is a sad reminder of the children they’ve lost because, for decades, the federal government has refused to secure the border or enforce immigration laws. As a result, innocent lives have been forever lost, and grieving families are left to wonder why the government has been so consistently remiss for so long.

Outside the Beltway, No One Cares about Russia

By Joe Guzzardi
June 7, 2017

With the media devoting nonstop attention to alleged Russian hacking into the presidential election, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, and speculation about what former FBI director James Comey’s testimony might yield, zero attention has been given to developments in the White House that could help American workers.

Trump Heads to Supreme Court, Promises to Prevail on Refugee Pause

By Joe Guzzardi
June 5, 2017
 
The recent terrorist murders perpetrated in Manchester and London provide a tragic backdrop to the upcoming Supreme Court arguments over President Trump’s proposed refugee travel pause. President Trump has repeatedly said that a short-term ban on travel from six majority Muslim nations is essential so that better vetting procedures can be developed.

In the Cities and in the Suburbs, Population Booming

By Joe Guzzardi
June 2, 2017
 
The recently released U.S. Census Bureau data on 2016 population growth in cities and their outlying areas arrives at one inescapable conclusion: suburban communities which once offered relief from overcrowded urban areas are rapidly growing. And with that growth comes more urban sprawl. Larger swaths of wide open spaces will vanish as residential and commercial development plow under agricultural land and environmental habitats. Queens College demographer Andy Beveridge calls the phenomena “boomburbs.”

Trump’s Base Reeling from Refugee Sucker Punch

By Joe Guzzardi
May 31, 2017
 
In what amounts to a sucker punch to the millions of voters who made President Trump’s upset election win possible, his State Department announced that it would lift the weekly numerical restrictions on refugees.

As Sanctuary City Defunding Deadline Nears, California’s Criticism against Trump Ratchets Up

By Joe Guzzardi
May 30, 2017
 
California’s Senate President Kevin de León is playing a dangerous game of chicken with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the state’s criminal aliens’ sanctuary status.

Summertime Blues Await Job-Seeking American Kids as Overseas Youth Labor Floods Market

By Joe Guzzardi
May 26, 2017
 
Another summer means another scandal and more fraud in the federal government’s J-1 Summer Work Travel program (SWT). Created more than 50 years ago to encourage good will between U.S. young adults and international visitors, SWT has repeatedly been exposed as a cheap labor tool that exploits the foreigners that come to work and displaces American kids that need summer jobs.

Congress Introduces Must-Pass Bill to Restore Immigration Enforcement

By Joe Guzzardi
May 24, 2017
 
Once upon a time in a less politically correct era, the United States enforced its immigration laws. Dedicated agents patrolled the border, and actively pursued aliens unlawfully residing in the interior. But since President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Services, General “Jumping” Joe Swing, left office in 1961, interior enforcement has slowly disappeared despite its importance as a deterrent to illegal entry. Swing had been President Eisenhower’s right-hand man in World War II, served in World War I, and was credited with vigorous immigration enforcement during his eight-year tenure as INS chief.

Rare, Refreshing, Positive Column about Trump! President Keeping His Immigration Promises

By Joe Guzzardi
May 22, 2017
 
A promise to my readers: the following column will not include an analysis of the doomsday scenario surrounding President Trump’s firing of James Comey, special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s appointment to investigate the administration’s alleged ties to Russia, the Michael Flynn case or the farfetched suggestion that the president is on the verge of impeachment. Go to the mainstream media to read more of those overwrought, dramatically blown-out-of-proportion stories.

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