Opinion Releases

No 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. But one positive shift has occurred. The foolish, pointless Diversity Visa, previously unknown to 99 percent of Americans, has been the focus of numerous print and broadcast news stories. Getting almost as much attention is the population-busting chain migration that the DV spawns.

Political Correctness Enables NY Terrorism, Death, Injury

By Joe Guzzardi
November 1, 2017
Political correctness strikes again. This time eight are dead and more than a dozen injured after Uzbekistan national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov plowed his Home Depot rented pick-up truck into a New York bike path. The path is adjacent to the World Trade Center, less than a mile from the 9/11 slaughter site.

U.S. Has 65.5 Million Non-English Speakers; an ESL Instructor Reflects on the Consequences

By Joe Guzzardi
October 30, 2017

For 22 years, beginning in 1986 and ending in 2008, I taught in the California public school system. My subject was English as a second language, and my students were adults. The first class consisted of San Joaquin Valley migrant farm workers, mostly Mexican, who were attending to fulfill a provision in the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. To qualify for permanent residency, the students, illegally in the United States, had to log 40 classroom hours in English language instruction. Shortly after offering the original class, the school district added another section designed for the Southeast Asian refugees who had relocated in California’s central valley. That class was also mandatory. To receive social services, the students had to attend regularly.

Fewer Employment Visas, More Scrutiny Means More American Jobs

By Joe Guzzardi
October 27, 2017

The 20 million unemployed and under-employed American workers, some of them jobless for more than a year, need all the help they can get. Look to the negative 33,000 September Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report as evidence of how dire the new jobs creation crisis is. The labor participation rate is at or about a 40-year low, 63.1 percent.

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.