Opinion Releases

States Pave Way for Getting Rid of Immigration Albatross

By Joe Guzzardi
July 3, 2017
 
Ten states’ attorneys general, led by Texas’ Ken Paxton and joined by his peers in Arkansas, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as Idaho governor C.L. Otter, sent a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging that President Obama’s 2012 deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program be cancelled prior to September 9.

Congress Inching Toward True Immigration Enforcement

By Joe Guzzardi
June 30, 2017
 
Ensnared, at least for the time being, in a nasty and embarrassing healthcare setback, President Trump can take heart in two house bills that, if passed, will help him deliver on his promise to implement tougher immigration enforcement. The pair of bills that the House Judiciary Committee approved would end immigration-related injustices that began decades ago during previous Republican and Democratic administrations, but festered under President Obama.

On Refugee Travel Pause, Supreme Court Delivers Trump a 90 Percent Victory

By Joe Guzzardi
June 27, 2017
 
Although several lower courts blocked President Trump’s executive order travel ban, the ultimate outcome was never in doubt. Liberal judicial activists, mostly appointees of former President Obama, in predominantly Democratic states, rejected two versions of President Trump’s order to temporarily bar entry to migrants from terrorist-sponsoring Middle Eastern countries. The Supreme Court slapped down the opinions of blue state justices. Rightly so. The opinions were based mostly on Trump campaign rhetoric that they interpreted as anti-Muslim, but not on settled law which gives sitting presidents the authority to limit or end immigration.
 

Trump Promises to Revive Unenforced Law Banning Potential Public Charge Immigrants

By Joe Guzzardi
June 26, 2017
  
In a rousing campaign-style speech delivered in Iowa, President Donald Trump called for barring immigrants from collecting welfare for five years after their arrival: “Those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years.” President Trump added that individuals likely to become public charges – welfare recipients – should be denied entry.

Outrage! 1.4 Million Illegal Immigrants Using Fake Social Security Numbers

By Joe Guzzardi
June 23, 2017
 
According to a recent Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit, the labor market includes a shocking 1.4 million employed illegal aliens who in 2015 used falsified or stolen Social Security numbers to get hired. Not only have the illegal immigrants committed a crime by unlawfully entering the United States, but identity theft through fraudulent Social Security number misuse is a felony.

Tech Titans Lean on Trump to Displace American Workers

By Joe Guzzardi
June 21, 2017

Based on outtakes from his recent White House meeting with Silicon Valley billionaires and multimillionaires, President Trump is skating on thin ice with his supporters. Trump, the candidate, campaigned on creating jobs for Americans. Instead, as president, he’s cozying up to liberal tech titans, likely Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders voters, who hope to displace American technology workers with foreign-born H-1B visa holders.

Trump Troubled on Immigration, Goes Forward and Backward on Obama’s Amnesties

By Joe Guzzardi
June 19, 2017
 
Even though getting tough on immigration was candidate Donald Trump’s signature issue, and more than any other policy position put him in the White House, he’s still struggling to keep his promises.

ICE Holds the Line in NY Deportation Case; Frenzy among Immigration Advocates

By Joe Guzzardi
June 16, 2017
 
The deportation case of 19-year-old Ecuadoran Diego Ismael Puma Macancela, an Ossining High School (New York) student, and his mother has sparked a national outcry within the immigrant advocacy network.

Pilloried Sessions Vows to Keep Protecting America

By Joe Guzzardi
June 14, 2017

Because my job as a journalist required it, I spent Tuesday afternoon watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions, aka Comrade Sessions, testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – a beautiful June day wasted seeing partisan politics up close and ugly.

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.

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