The budget deal gives me a sense of hope that compromise and progress on immigration is still possible in Washington
Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and other Members of Congress in releasing a letter to the President asking him to use his executive power under current law to dial back certain deportations.
The annual E Pluribus Unum Prizes are given to promising projects in immigrant integration at a conference convened by the Migration Policy Institute (www.migrationpolicy.org) in Washington. This year's event was held at the Mayflower Hotel on December 4, 2013 and Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) delivered the keynote address. The following is the text, as prepared for delivery: