Opinion Releases

Americans Can Bake Hamburger Buns!

By Joe Guzzardi
November 30, 2017
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at Chicago’s Cloverhill Bakery that netted 800 illegal alien employees can be looked at two ways. First, management at the bakery, which makes McDonald’s Corp. hamburger buns and baked goods for other fast-food chains, claims the ICE action put the company in turmoil, “presenting a lot of challenges, as you can imagine,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Toland. But, the second and encouraging perspective from unemployed Americans is that ICE has suddenly created 800 job opportunities.

DACA Kabuki Theater Entering Final Act

By Joe Guzzardi
November 28, 2017
The deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) brouhaha is about to hit its peak. Congressional Democrats and some Republicans are perfectly willing – eager, in fact – to shut down the federal government if 750,000 illegal immigrants don’t get an amnesty that will grant them lifetime work authorization, Social Security numbers and other affirmative benefits.

Haitians Leaving U.S., Canada-Bound

By Joe Guzzardi
November 26, 2017
Last week, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians will end. The TPS-protected Haitians will have 18 months to make arrangements to leave the U.S., and presumably return to their home country.

Decades of Border Failures Result in Another Agent’s Murder

By Joe Guzzardi
November 23, 2017
For U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez’s family and friends, Thanksgiving Day was somber. Martinez and his partner were brutally beaten in Texas’ Big Bend sector. A 36-year-old father, Martinez died from head injuries sustained while being battered with rocks; his partner survived, but is reported to be having trouble remembering. Illegal immigrants, possibly trafficking drugs, are suspected in the attack, and are at large.

On Amnesty, Trump Holds the Hammer

By Joe Guzzardi
November 21, 2017
Here’s how the Dream Act/DACA amnesty struggle shapes up as of today. Each side wants something, and has vowed to remain steadfast on demands. But as is always the case with immigration legislation, there are three sides, not two. There are traditional, conservative anti-amnesty Republicans, passionate Republican immigration advocates, and liberal Democrats, united behind amnesty and in opposition to all things President Trump.

Meanwhile, Down on the Southwest Border…

By Joe Guzzardi
November 19, 2017
President Trump returned from a five-nation Asia tour, claiming “tremendous success” and declaring that “America is back.” But while President Trump was nation-hopping, troubling news surfaced on immigration, his signature issue.

Population Growth Affects all 50 States, Predictions Discouraging

By Joe Guzzardi
November 16, 2017
Lately, President Trump has been talking a lot about chain migration, and the importance of ending it. The president promises that he will not sign a deferred action for childhood arrivals amnesty – or, for that matter, any other amnesty – that may reach his desk unless it has a provision to end chain migration.

International Student University Enrollment Tops 1 Million

By Joe Guzzardi
November 14, 2017

– Visa Overstays Problematic –

For the second consecutive year, international student enrollment in U.S. universities topped one million. According to the annual “Open Doors” report on the 2016-2017 academic year from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the 1.08 million matriculated foreign-born students represent a new record, an 85 percent increase since 2006-2007. The number of newly enrolled, first-year students, however, dipped slightly.

Congress Obsesses over Amnesty

By Joe Guzzardi
November 12, 2017
One year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States. Energized by candidate Trump’s pledge to enforce America’s immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works for citizens, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream candidate Hillary Clinton, an avowed open borders advocate.

Temporary Protected Status Ending – Long Overdue!

By Joe Guzzardi
November 8, 2017
Since Uzbek national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov rented a truck to run over and murder eight people in New York, the Diversity Visa which enabled him to enter the United States has come under intense scrutiny. President Trump has called for the DV’s immediate end, and the random lottery may be headed for the scrap heap.