Joe Guzzardi Biography and Archive

Joe Guzzardi writes for the Washington, D.C.-based Progressives for Immigration Reform. A newspaper columnist for 30 years, Joe writes about immigration and related social issues. Contact him at or on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

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3/21/2018 Nervous Tech Giants Ramp Up Lobbying
3/15/2018 The Immigration Ponzi Scheme
3/7/2018 The West is Losing Natural Area at an Alarming Pace
3/1/2018 Illegal Immigration Declines, Forcing Wages Up
2/19/2018 After Hurricane Maria, a Catch-22 for Puerto Rico
2/11/2018 Congress Indifferent to Puerto Rico's Tragedy
2/7/2018 Lingering Woes in Latest Jobs Report
1/31/2018 Trump, Congress Ignore Unsustainable Population Growth
1/26/2018 Baseball Says 'No' to Cheaters
1/23/2018 Overpopulation Driving California's Affordable Housing Crisis
1/19/2018 Wages are Definitely Declining Under Trump
1/16/2018 Foreign Labor Hurts Black Americans
1/8/2018 Record Immigration Means More Job Competition
1/1/2018 Meet Your Surgeon, the Robot
12/29/2017 For Californians, 2018 Looks Like a Rough Year
12/21/2017 Schumer, Pelosi Back Surrender on DACA - For Now
12/18/2017 Americans Back to Work, but at Lousy Jobs
12/14/2017 Swamp Insider: 'With Trump You Never Know'
12/8/2017 My Warm Winter Nights with Roberto Clemente
12/4/2017 'Help Me, Dad'
12/1/2017 Americans Can Bake Hamburger Buns!
11/14/2017 Congress Obsesses over Amnesty
11/9/2017 Should Day Baseball Return to the World Series?
11/7/2017 Why Should U.S. Have a Lottery for Citizenship?
11/2/2017 Political Correctness at the Root of NYC Attack
10/30/2017 What 65.5 Million Non-English Speakers Means For America
10/25/2017 To NFL Kneelers, Let's See a Show of Hands
10/24/2017 More Border Patrol Agents Needed to Curb Opioid Crisis
10/18/2017 There's No Argument About Babe Ruth
10/16/2017 California Wildfires Rage On, But So Does Construction
10/9/2017 California Just Forced ICE to Step Up Removals
10/3/2017 Finally! ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities
9/28/2017 The Eye-Popping Cost of Illegal Immigration
9/26/2017 Writing from the Swamp, Where Questions are Many
9/21/2017 Trump's 'Hire American' Order Has Stalled
9/18/2017 Unscrupulous Employers Fake Out White House
9/12/2017 Irma Was Devastating, But More Profound Tragedies Await
9/5/2017 Sprawl Kills – Literally
9/1/2017 A Labor Day Wish - More Jobs for Americans
8/29/2017 Missing the Point By Focusing on Arpaio
8/24/2017 Ivanka Jared Luring Donald into Immigration Swamp
8/22/2017 Trump Disbanding His Own Jobs Initiative Was a Good Thing
8/15/2017 Can You Pass an Immigration Quiz?
8/3/2017 Less Immigration Means More American Jobs, Higher Wages
7/31/2017 After White House Shake Up, Deep State on the Run
7/27/2017 Trump Voters to Prez: Kiss and Make Up with Sessions
7/25/2017 Illegal Immigrant Lawyer Hires Illegal Immigrant Lawyer
7/18/2017 GOP Senator is Delaying One of Trump's Nominees
7/13/2017 Feigned Outrage Over Trump's Election Commission
7/11/2017 Zuckerberg for President? Not on his Platform
6/26/2017 Identity Theft an Overlooked Wrinkle of Illegal Immigration
6/20/2017 Trump Going Forward and Backward on Immigration
6/15/2017 On Father's Day, Grieving Dads Left Wondering
6/8/2017 Outside the Beltway, No One Cares about Russia
6/5/2017 In the Cities and in the Suburbs, Population Booming
6/1/2017 Making California a Sanctuary for the Deserving
5/24/2017 On Memorial Day, Remembering the Values Our Soldiers Died For
5/23/2017 A Rare, Refreshing, Positive Column about Trump!
5/16/2017 'President' Kushner's Company Touts Visa Scam
5/10/2017 Trump's Base to President: 'It's Getting Late Early'
5/5/2017 Americans Yawn After Sanctuary Restaurants Close
5/2/2017 Open Borders Means More Gang Violence
4/27/2017 Trump's Bad Day
4/24/2017 'Dealmaker' Trump Flip-Flops on Dreamers
4/19/2017 Limiting Population Growth Key to a Healthy Future
4/11/2017 Trump's Immigration Grade: 'A' and 'F'
4/5/2017 What '60 Minutes' Missed About Foreign Worker Program
3/31/2017 A Final Warning to Tone Deaf Sanctuary Mayors
3/23/2017 Immigration Rallies Target the Wrong Audience
3/15/2017 Mayor Tells President Trump to Go Fly a Kite
3/7/2017 Trump's Revised Refugee Order Should Withstand Court Challenge
3/3/2017 Behind the Jeff Sessions' Witch Hunt
2/28/2017 A 'Dangerous' Change: New Sheriff Releasing Criminal Aliens
2/21/2017 Immigration Protests Often Hurt Participants
2/13/2017 An Immigration 'Hardliner' Confesses
2/10/2017 California Moves Further to the Left
1/31/2017 Keeping the Nation Safe Requires Tough Action
1/25/2017 Trump Reneging on Major Campaign Pledge
1/6/2017 Population Clock Ringing Urgent Wake up Alarm
12/29/2016 Another Job Americans Won't Do: Work on a Cruise Ship
12/22/2016 Obama, not Trump, Sold DREAMers Out
12/6/2016 Ohio State Slasher Prompts Major Refugee Questions
11/30/2016 High Noon for Sanctuary Cities
11/17/2016 About that Wall...
11/9/2016 Trump Win Predictable, but not to Pollsters
10/25/2016 Obama Throws a Bone to Enforcement Advocates
10/19/2016 Students Mock Mom Whose Child Was Killed by Unlicensed Illegal Driver
10/11/2016 Since 1990, the Immigrant Population Has Doubled in the US
9/29/2016 Americans Deserve More Substance in Second, Third Debates
9/15/2016 On the U.S. Northern Border, Increased Threats from Canada
8/11/2016 A Politically Incorrect Look at July's 'Strong' Labor Report
8/4/2016 California Not As Blue As Media Portrays It
7/20/2016 From Coast-to-Coast, Thousands Line Up for Jobs
6/13/2016 Despite Terrorism Ties, Obama Won't Acknowledge the Obvious
5/27/2016 On Memorial Day, a Spotlight on Illegal Immigrants in the Military
5/12/2016 Job-Seeking Teens Face Another Tough Summer
4/22/2016 Easing of Sentencing Laws Could Benefit Criminal Aliens
3/24/2016 Job Growth Doesn't Automatically Create Prosperity
3/10/2016 The Dark Cloud Hanging Over Obama's Jobs Report
1/7/2016 Obama Administration Admits It's Clueless
12/3/2015 Focus on Climate Change a Distraction from Terrorism
11/19/2015 Time for Obama to Reverse Refugee Plan
10/22/2015 Population Projections Should Jolt Americans
10/15/2015 One Big Issue the Democratic Debate Ignored
9/28/2015 Pope Francis' Fuzzy Immigration Math
8/30/2015 American Worker Besieged from all Sides
8/10/2015 Why Puerto Rico's Crash Matters
7/29/2015 Little Honest Discussion about Immigration and Jobs
7/16/2015 The Future of California's 50 Million Residents
7/10/2015 Time to Ban Sanctuary Cities
4/15/2015 A Dry Earth Day for California
3/11/2015 Illegal Immigration Presents Problems For Social Security
3/5/2015 Birth Tourism Industry Accelerating
2/22/2015 How Obama's Overreach Killed Immigration Reform
2/17/2015 Obama, Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill
2/8/2015 ISIS Inside the United States?
1/21/2015 State of the Union Offers Little To Middle Class
12/9/2014 Dark Clouds Loom Over Upbeat Labor Report
11/19/2014 Shameless Degrading of US Citizenship Continues
11/6/2014 GOP Rout May Not Deter Obama's Amnesty
9/24/2014 Americans' Wages Stagnant at 1988 Levels
9/11/2014 The Only Person in Mexico Who Can't Get into America
9/2/2014 White House Doesn't Care about American Workers
8/28/2014 Four Ways Amnesty Would Harm Americans
8/10/2014 Americans to Obama: Enforcement Not Amnesty
7/11/2014 Census Data Proves Border Surge Began Years Ago
6/29/2014 One Way or Another, Central American Children Here to Stay
6/20/2014 Six Facts You Should Know About Unaccompanied Minors
6/15/2014 Comical Spin Following the Trouncing of Eric Cantor
6/2/2014 Marine Jailed in Mexico as US Welcomes Illegal Immigrants
5/23/2014 On Memorial Day, America Teeters on the Brink
5/16/2014 Politically Correct 9/11 Museum Ignores Truth
4/25/2014 Bad Penny Boehner Just Won't Go Away
4/18/2014 There Are Better Solutions Than Hiring Teachers Who Came To U.S. Illegally
4/3/2014 Non-Enforcement Name of the Immigration Game
3/31/2014 Population in LA County Hits Unsustainable Record High
3/25/2014 Slippery Road Ahead as Congress Reconvenes
3/14/2014 Ominously, White House Orders DHS to 'Review' Deportation Policy
3/7/2014 Obama as Deporter-in-Chief? Not So Fast
2/16/2014 House: Risk-Reward Calculation Dictates Amnesty Inaction
2/12/2014 Deportation Statistics: Separating Fact from Fiction
2/11/2014 Loosening Immigration Rules May Easy Entry For Terrorists
2/4/2014 Justin Bieber : How He Got Here and Why He Should Be Sent Home
1/23/2014 Gallup Poll : Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Amnesty
1/15/2014 Huge Immigration Bill Would Destroy King's Dream For Blacks And Hispanics
1/10/2014 House Leaders, Chamber of Commerce Double-Team Unemployed Americans
1/8/2014 Since the Recession Ended, US Economy Jobs' Shorfall 79 Million
1/7/2014 ABA, Law Schools Champion Comprehensive Immigration Reform
1/6/2014 California Supreme Court Grants Law License to Illegal Immigrant ; Will Other States Follow?
12/16/2013 Zuckerberg Doubles Down on Immigration; Will His Money Buy Amnesty?
12/11/2013 Since 2009, 11 Million Americans Out of Job Market; Real Unemployment 1.46 Percent
12/9/2013 Environmentally Disastrous Bullet Train May Be Dead at Last
12/5/2013 Even Record Poverty Can't Derail Immigration Reform
11/29/2013 Honest Polling Shows Americans Reject Immigration Reform Amnesty
11/20/2013 Congressional GOP Scramble to Find Votes for Pelosi
11/14/2013 October Employment Report ; Disneyland-Style Fantasy
11/5/2013 Immigration and Automation Will Leave American Workers Desperately Seeking Jobs
10/23/2013 The Worse the Job Market, the Harder the Push for Immigration Reform
10/18/2013 Jerry Brown Dictatorially Defies Federal Immigration Law
10/11/2013 Immigration Advocates Hit New Low on Capital Hill
10/7/2013 New, Compelling Evidence that More Immigration Leads to Higher Poverty
9/30/2013 Illegal Immigrant Lobby to Stage National Demand for Amnesty, Work Authorization
9/20/2013 Congress Rolls Out Carpet for Greedy Zuckerberg
9/17/2013 For California's Illegal Immigrants, a Great Week
9/6/2013 Feinstein Up To Old Tricks; Asks DHS to NOT Deport Farm Workers
8/28/2013 Labor Day : Remembering Cesar Chavez Enforement Advocate
8/27/2013 Administrative Amnesty Prospects Improve
8/8/2013 California to Release Criminals Into Overcrowded Local Communities
7/30/2013 Despite Increasing Poverty and Unemployment, Immigration Advocacy Continues
7/12/2013 Americans March for Jobs
7/10/2013 White House Intervenes Pushes for Bad Immigration Bill
7/8/2013 Senate Immigration Bill Violates Constitution; Blue-Slip Would Kill It
6/28/2013 Self- Congratulatory Gang of 8 Now Faces Reality
6/24/2013 No Amendment Will Save Senate Immigration Bill; S 744 Must Not Pass
6/6/2013 Rubio's Catch-22 : Stay in Gang or Bail to Regain Credibility
5/15/2013 Gang of Eight - Never Have So Few Told So Many Lies
5/6/2013 Senate to Rush Immigration Bill Before Unsuspecting Americans Wake Up
5/2/2013 Immigration Bill Means 33 Million More Workers ; 33 Million More People
4/17/2013 Like A Ton Of Bricks, Immigration Bill Drops In The Middle Of The Night
4/1/2013 Immigrants to March on Washington Demanding Legal Status
3/22/2013 Out of Touch, RNC Advocates Comprehensive Immigration Reform
3/12/2013 Gang of Eight Retreat
3/1/2013 For Clueless GOP, No Amnesty Upside; Staggering Costs Certain
2/21/2013 Obama Pushes Amnesty Harder ; Americans Not on Board
2/18/2013 Blacks Point Out Obvious To Obama : For Them, Amnesty Means Fewer Jobs, Lower Wages
2/8/2013 Amnesty Will Create Millions More Democrats : The Gop Wants This?
1/29/2013 Congressional Amnesty Blueprint Unrealistic Wish List for Radical Democrats
1/23/2013 Eva Longoria : Washington Power Player?
1/10/2013 Ending Birthright Citizenship Should be a Top Priority for Congress
1/8/2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Deception Deepens
12/27/2012 More Immigration Equals Fewer American Jobs
12/14/2012 Group of Eight Plots to Undermine Americans on Immigration
11/28/2012 Welfare Soars, Led by Huge Increases in Immigrant Usage
11/8/2012 Change is Good -- Except in Politics Where Incumbents Always Win
10/29/2012 Playing Major League Baseball : A Job Americans Won't Do?
10/11/2012 Media Debate : Illegal or Undocumented Immigrants?
10/5/2012 While Nation Teeters on Fiscal Cliff, Immigration Policy Imports Poverty
9/26/2012 Identity Fraud Okay with USCIS - For Deferred Action Aliens
9/13/2012 Inadmissible Evidence : Immigration Hurts American Workers
9/3/2012 Obama's Big Gamble On Ethnic Identity Politics : Will It Pay Off?
8/20/2012 Immigrant Welfare Abuse, Dependency Hits Americans in The Wallet
8/6/2012 July Jobs Report: 'Worthless and Misleading'
7/19/2012 Obama and Romney Should Read The Wall Street Journal to Learn About American Job Loss
7/2/2012 US Immigration Policy : If You Catch Aliens (Unlikely) Release and Reward Them
6/26/2012 Supreme Court's Arizona Decision : Enforcement Wins (No Matter What You Read)
6/18/2012 Obama's Betrayal
6/8/2012 Dream Act, Other Immigrant Entitlements Officially Dead
5/29/2012 With Congress Willfully Blind Americans Subsidize Aliens' Tax Rebates
5/18/2012 American Workers Displacement
4/23/2012 The Crucial Hispanic Vote, Debunked
4/16/2012 On Earth Day Family Planning is the Key to a Green Society
4/5/2012 Homeland Security Announces Its Latest Alien Forgive and Forget Program
4/4/2012 California's Bullet Train a High Speed Trip to Disaster
3/27/2012 Evidence That Higher Immigration Fuels Long Term Population Growth
3/16/2012 The Discouraging Untold Story Behind the February Jobs Report
3/9/2012 By Early Spring, This Year's Summer Jobs for College Kids Are Gone
2/29/2012 White House Moves to Eliminate Funding For Immigration Enforcement
2/11/2012 Why Import Engineers?
1/25/2012 Florida, More DREAMing Even As Tuitions Soar
1/6/2012 Capitol Hill's American Worker Subversion Intensifies
12/5/2011 Last Week's Improved Economic Reports, Crunched Realistically
11/30/2011 Red Cards : The Latest Amnesty Nonsense
11/23/2011 Individual Taxpayer ID Numbers Enable Aliens To Collect Billions
11/18/2011 Soaring International Enrollments at US Colleges Bypass American Kids
11/13/2011 Republicans Debate - But Not About Immigration
10/27/2011 Napolitano's Uphill Climb Against The Facts
10/24/2011 On Immigration Both Parties Move to the Left
10/12/2011 Jerry Brown : Pack Your Bags
10/5/2011 Perry's History Lesson
9/23/2011 Perry Insults DREAM Act Critics; Nomination Chances Fast Slipping Away
9/19/2011 Bachmann Inches Up
9/16/2011 While Republicans Dawdle over Obama's Amnesty the Other Side Digs In
9/5/2011 9/11 : My Night on the Border
8/30/2011 Obama And His Illegal Alien Family
8/19/2011 Obama Stakes Re-Election on Immigration Policy
8/8/2011 Offshoring - How's it Working Out for You?
7/28/2011 Senator Schumer's Distortion : Immigration Creates Jobs
7/20/2011 Modest Proposal : Reduce the Deficit Through Strict Immigration Enforcement
7/12/2011 The DREAM Act Collides With the Real World
6/28/2011 Birth Tourism Fraud Exposed in Chinese Mainstream Media
6/22/2011 The Arizona Fires And The Conspiracy Of Silence
6/15/2011 E-Verify Opponents Tilting at Windmills -- National Legislation Coming Soon
5/19/2011 Carlos Santana American Citizen Sides with Hispanic Lobby on Jobs
5/10/2011 The Most Effective Way to End BirthTourism : Deport Duplicitous Women
4/22/2011 Incarcerated Aliens in California Increase Sanctuary Cities to Blame
3/22/2011 ICE Audits Create More Jobs for Unemployed Americans
3/3/2011 How the Student Visa Undermines American Workers
1/24/2011 California’s Staggering Multi-Billion Dollar Cost to Educate Anchor Baby Citizens
1/10/2011 Will The Senseless Act Of A Lone Gunman Also Kill The First Amendment?
12/30/2010 2011: An Immigration Enforcement Era Dawns
12/8/2010 The Dream Act - A Cynical Tool to Recruit Vulnerable Illegal Immigrants to the Military
11/12/2010 Jerry Brown : Is Small Still Beautiful?
10/21/2010 Governor "Moonbeam" Returns
9/21/2010 A Patriot American Reviews Machete
8/25/2010 Is The Anchor Baby Policy Sustainable

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