Joe Guzzardi

On immigration, taking a lesson from 1924
A century ago, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act, also known as the Immigration Act of 1924, which precipitated a two-generation-long pause in mass migration...
Remembering Pat Tillman, killed by ‘friendly fire’
Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman shocked the sports world in 2002 when he walked away from a $3....
VP sweepstakes coming into final stretch
Former President Donald J. One of his fund-raising efforts asks supporters to help him choose his vice president. Type in the person’s name here...
Willie Mays was a Mother’s Day gift to New York
On Mother’s Day in 1972, Willie Mays returned to New York...
Merrick Garland MIA during campus upheavals
Last week, amid nationwide student protesting that threatened Jewish students and effectively shut down college campuses, twenty-seven Republican senators sent Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona a letter urgin..
Five Pinocchios for Gavin Newsom
Add California Governor Gavin Newsom’s name to the list of prominent elected officials who blatantly lied about their personal histories. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal falsely claimed to have been a Vietnam war combatant...
Wall Street giddy over mass migration
A direct relationship exists between high immigration levels and the phone research of pro-expansionists, which insists immigrants are making a significant fiscal contribution to the economy...
Opening Day 1969: ‘The Kid’ returns
During the spring of 1969, spirits were high in the nation’s capital. Cautious optimism prevailed that newly inaugurated President Richard Nixon would fulfill his campaign promise to end the Southeast Asian war...
On St. Patrick’s Day, remembering when the Irish ruled the ring
The date: September 7, 1892. The event: the World Heavy Weight title battle, featuring challenger John J. Sullivan. “the Boston Strong Boy,” America’s first sports hero...
Pushing veterans aside to hire ‘new Americans’
New York, Illinois, and California are among the states most closely associated with embracing illegal border crossers and assorted other asylum seekers...
Black History Month: Satchel Paige, the pitcher meets the dictator
In 1937, Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo, a one-time cattle rustler, forger, blackmailer, and then-dictator, decided that, in the name of national unity and to demonstrate his absolute power, he would create Hispaniola’s best baseball..
U.S. workers lose ground once again
The monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics report should be called the original “fake news. Market analysts tout the monthly data to reaffirm their existing economic beliefs, be they good or bad...

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About Joe Guzzardi
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.
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