Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement of a 4-4 tie in the case of United States v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court case related to DACA and DAPA, among the President’s executive actions on immigration. “We are disappointed but not defeated..."
On Wednesday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) participated in a telephonic press conference about the Central American refugee crisis, the asylum process, and family detention issues, which was hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and included a spokesperson from the Latin American Working Group. During his opening statement, the Congressman noted that today is the fourth anniversary of the day that President Obama announced the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in 2012, which has allowed more than 700,000 DREAMers to apply for temporary relief from deportation.
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements in response to this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, Florida. 49 people were killed and 53 more were wounded during an LGBT dance club “Latin Flavor” night. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.