On Thursday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement of a 5-3 decision against Texas House Bill 2 in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court case related to a clinic shutdown law in Texas. "The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a rejection of the back-handed way Texas and other states have attempted to curtail a woman’s access to basic health services. I hope and expect this further slows the highly politicized efforts by the Republican Party to attack access to contraception, abortion, and reproductive health care."
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.