Opinion Releases

Inside ICE: It’s Looking up for Dedicated Agents

By Joe Guzzardi
July 12, 2017
 
Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been plagued by an inability to replace holdovers from former President Obama’s administration with his own handpicked and presumably loyal staffers. Democratic appointees, especially those that work in the sensitive national security department, have routinely leaked to the anti-Trump media information designed to hamper the president. Civil service bureaucrats were near unanimous in their support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Explained: Why Less Immigration Helps American Workers

By Joe Guzzardi
July 10, 2017
 
After more than 50 years of expanded immigration, President Donald Trump is slowly but surely ending the latest great wave. The largest surge of new arrivals in more than a century began after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that ended immigration quotas based on nationalities, emphasized family reunification and has admitted predominantly Mexicans, Central Americans, West Indians and Asians.

Trump’s Election Commission: Feigned Outrage from the Perpetually Indignant

By Joe Guzzardi
July 7, 2017

Shortly after his November upset election win, President Trump said that had it not been for what he described as “millions of people who voted illegally,” he and not defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would have won the popular vote.

On World Population Day, Only Growing Numbers Ahead

By Maria Fotopoulos
July 6, 2017
  
Earth’s human population now is at 7.6 billion, but that’s a number ever-shifting upwards. According to the World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, published recently by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, we add 83 million people annually.

Zuckerberg for President? Not on his Platform

By Joe Guzzardi
July 5, 2017
 
Mark Zuckerberg, rumored to be and acting like a candidate for high office – possibly United States president, recently hosted the Facebook Communities Summit. The summit’s mission, Zuckerberg explained in a post on his Facebook account, is to “bring the world closer together…a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.”

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.

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