Joe Guzzardi has written editorial columns -- mostly about immigration and related social issues -- since 1986. He is the National Media Director and Senior Writing Fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS); his columns have frequently been syndicated in other U.S. newspapers and websites. A native Californian, Guzzardi is retired from the Lodi (CA) Unified School District, where, for 25 years, he taught English as a second language to immigrants from all over the world. In 2003, he was a candidate for California governor.