Opinion Releases

No Lottery Harvard Admissions Lottery, Why Should U.S. Have one for Citizenship?

By Joe Guzzardi
November 5, 2017

Nothing can compensate for the eight New York murders Uzbek national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov perpetrated or the pain and suffering the victims’ families will forever endure. 

More Twists and Turns for Trump’s Refugee Vision

By Joe Guzzardi
October 25th, 2017

Earlier this week, the Trump administration’s restrictions on refugee admissions took another turn. A 120-day suspension ended, and the White House released a new presidential executive order to replace it that allows resettlement to resume.

More Border Patrol Agents Need to Curb Opioid Crisis

By Joe Guzzardi
October 22, 2017
The United States is in the grip of its worst heroin and opioid epidemic since the post-World War II era more than 60 years ago declared the State Department’s International Narcotics Control Report released in March. In 2015, more than 52,000 U.S. deaths were directly related to drug overdoses, with the majority of those involving a prescription or illicit opioid.

E-Verify, Interior Enforcement Most Effective Illegal Immigration Deterrents

By Joe Guzzardi
October 20, 2017

In what’s certain to boost unemployed and under-employed American workers’ job opportunities, Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Thomas Homan promised stepped-up worksite monitoring. After reviewing the percentage of time Homeland Security Investigations allocates to worksite enforcement, Homan concluded it was too little, and he instructed his agents to increase their vigilance by four to five times during the upcoming fiscal year. Homan pledged to take a two-pronged approach: prosecute the employers that hire and harbor illegal immigrants and remove the aliens.

Federal Judges Deliver One-Two Punch on Trump’s Refugee Ban, Sanctuary Defunding

By Joe Guzzardi
October 18, 2017

The latest trend in immigration law – unelected judges have the last word. The pattern of lower court judges, many of them Obama appointees, blocking President Trump on defunding sanctuary cities and on his refugee resettlement ban has accelerated. The agenda-driven judges are either unschooled on immigration law and the Constitution, unlikely, or, more probable, have such contempt for President Trump that they are determined to undermine him whenever possible.

To Protect Criminal Aliens, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Defies Constitution

By Joe Guzzardi
October 17, 2017

Jury selection is underway in Kate Steinle’s tragic, infamous, preventable murder in 2015. The 32-year-old woman was strolling San Francisco’s popular Pier 14 in broad daylight with her father when a five-time deported, seven-time convicted illegal alien and Mexican national shot her in the back, and killed her.

California Wildfires Rage On, so Does New Home Construction

By Joe Guzzardi
October 15, 2017

California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), which oversees the state’s 31 million acres of privately owned wildlands, said the raging and ongoing wildfires rank among the worst in the state’s history.

Poof…Temporary Student Visas Magically Become Years-Long Work Permits

By Joe Guzzardi
October 11, 2017

Parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual university tuition bills or students amassing mountains of debt to earn advanced degrees would be well served to pay close attention to Washington, D.C.’s calculated efforts to suppress young Americans’ careers.

Trump’s ‘Immigration Principles’ Turn off Dems; DACA Deal Likely Dead

By Joe Guzzardi
October 9, 2017

When President Trump punted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) to Congress, and gave it six months to arrive at a legislative solution, the political neophyte faked out Capitol Hill swamp veterans.

Responding to California, Now a Sanctuary State, ICE Promises Stepped up Removals

By Joe Guzzardi
October 7, 2017
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act, SB 54, which officially made the state a criminal alien sanctuary. Brown’s signature was never doubted. During the many immigration speeches he’s delivered since he’s been in office, the governor has always staunchly defended illegal aliens, and on one occasion invited every Mexican national to come to California. “You are all welcome in California,” Brown told an assembled group. “Permission,” as Brown put it, isn’t a requirement.