Joe Guzzardi: Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

Joe Guzzardi: Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

By Joe Guzzardi After an absence of more than 50 years, I returned to Puerto Rico this month to view firsthand Hurricane Maria’s devastation. I spent most of my formative years growing up in Puerto Rico, attended a local high school, and took my first post-college job on the island. My emotional ties to Puerto […]

Joe Guzzardi: Congress beholden to donors at American workers’ expense

Joe Guzzardi: Congress beholden to donors at American workers’ expense

By Joe Guzzardi The most effective tool for ending illegal immigration, and opening up jobs for American workers, is curiously off the table in the ceaseless congressional amnesty negotiations. Enforcement hawks want to know what happened to E-Verify, the free, online, accurate program that checks new hires’ legal authorization to work. E-Verify is popular with over […]

Joe Guzzardi: Record immigration means more job competition for Americans

Joe Guzzardi: Record immigration means more job competition for Americans

By Joe Guzzardi A new report that drew from Census Bureau and Department of Homeland Security data found that in 2016’s first six months, 1.03 million legal and illegal immigrants arrived in the United States. The Washington, D.C.-based, nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) extrapolated the 1.03 million and concluded that newly settled immigrants for […]

Joe Guzzardi: For Californians, 2018 looks like a rough year

Joe Guzzardi: For Californians, 2018 looks like a rough year

By Joe Guzzardi From ecological, financial and social perspectives, my native California has had a rough year. And 2018 may not be better. Ecologically, the worst disaster to hit California is the Thomas Fire which started December 4. Nearly 90 percent contained at the time of this writing, Thomas has destroyed an area equal to […]

Joe Guzzardi: Port Authority attack improves chances to end nepotistic chain migration, visa lottery

Joe Guzzardi: Port Authority attack improves chances to end nepotistic chain migration, visa lottery

By Joe Guzzardi In the midst of the New York Christmas rush, a terrorist targeted commuters and shoppers for his ISIS-inspired attack. As details unfolded, President Trump’s repeated demands for an end to family-based chain migration through the merit-based RAISE Act got a big boost, thankfully without lives lost. President Trump’s October immigration principles identified […]

Joe Guzzardi: Administration scores two big wins on refugee resettlement

Joe Guzzardi: Administration scores two big wins on refugee resettlement

By Joe Guzzardi On refugee issues, two recent successes are encouraging, and may lead to a sensible approach to how America should resettle migrants. This week the United States, at President Donald Trump’s insistence and with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s support, withdrew from the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration (GCM). In his statement, Tillerson said […]

Joe Guzzardi: DACA Kabuki Theater entering final act

Joe Guzzardi: DACA Kabuki Theater entering final act

By Joe Guzzardi 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 […]

Joe Guzzardi: Meanwhile, down on the southwest border…

Joe Guzzardi: Meanwhile, down on the southwest border…

By Joe Guzzardi 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. Down on the Texas-Mexico border, Border Patrol supervisors have advised agents to release illegal aliens that they may apprehend during the […]

Joe Guzzardi: Congress obsesses over amnesty

Joe Guzzardi: Congress obsesses over amnesty

By Joe Guzzardi 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 […]

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