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 […]

Joe Guzzardi: No Harvard admissions lottery, why should U.S. have one for citizenship?

Joe Guzzardi: No Harvard admissions lottery, why should U.S. have one for citizenship?

By Joe Guzzardi 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 […]

Joe Guzzardi: Political correctness enables NY terrorism, death, injury

Joe Guzzardi: Political correctness enables NY terrorism, death, injury

By Joe Guzzardi 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. […]

Joe Guzzardi: E-Verify, Interior enforcement most effective illegal immigration deterrents

Joe Guzzardi: E-Verify, Interior enforcement most effective illegal immigration deterrents

By Joe Guzzardi 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 […]

Joe Guzzardi: California wildfires rage on, so does new home construction

Joe Guzzardi: California wildfires rage on, so does new home construction

By Joe Guzzardi 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. With weather forecasts calling for higher temperatures, lower humidity and gusting winds, conditions are ideal for more death […]

Joe Guzzardi: DACA deal likely dead

Joe Guzzardi: DACA deal likely dead

By Joe Guzzardi When President Trump punted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) to Congress, and gave it six months to arrive at a legislative solution, the political neophyte faked out Capitol Hill swamp veterans. If Congress can’t agree, then the blame for DACA’s dissolution shifts, at least in part, from the president to the […]

Joe Guzzardi: Senate committee stalemates on DACA amnesty

Joe Guzzardi: Senate committee stalemates on DACA amnesty

By Joe Guzzardi Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary held a hearing about the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program that President Obama unilaterally created in 2012, and that President Trump cancelled last month. I was in the packed house audience, and was not surprised at the deep divide between Republicans and Democrats on […]

Joe Guzzardi: Writing from the Swamp where questions are many, but answers few

Joe Guzzardi: Writing from the Swamp where questions are many, but answers few

By Joe Guzzardi Last November, Californians for Population Stabilization joined a federal lawsuit filed by the Washington, D.C.-based Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their failures to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). According to IRLI, between 1990 and 2010, the U.S. population grew by […]

Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

By Joe Guzzardi Take it from this California-born and reared native, the Golden State was once the greatest place in the world. “Once,” that’s the key word. The California I grew up in didn’t have today’s rampant urban sprawl, paralyzing traffic jams, killer criminal gangs, or widespread crushing poverty, the by-product of one of the […]

Joe Guzzardi: Trump’s divisive DACA dalliance could haunt him

Joe Guzzardi: Trump’s divisive DACA dalliance could haunt him

By Joe Guzzardi If President Trump had done what candidate Trump promised repeatedly to do about deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), then the current commotion would never have had a chance to develop. Had President Trump, as he vowed to do, ended DACA “on day one,” then immigration advocates wouldn’t have had time to organize, lobby […]