Press Releases

Jul 24, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ AND “COALITION OF THE WILLING” ENGAGING CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANT ISSUE AND BROADER DEPORTATION ISSUES

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) continued an eventful week trying to forge consensus both on matters pertaining to Central American children and families fleeing violence and on efforts by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to address America’s deportation crisis.

Jul 23, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ REACTS TO HOUSE, SENATE PROPOSALS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS TO ADDRESS BORDER HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez responded to press reports on recommendations from the House and Senate on how those bodies may respond to the humanitarian crisis of children fleeing violence who are being apprehended at the U.S. border.

Jul 16, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: STATEMENT AFTER CHC MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez joined his colleagues in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) at a meeting at the White House with President Obama, Vice President Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Jul 15, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ REACTS TO CORNYN-CUELLAR BILL TO DEPORT CHILDREN AND THROW MONEY AT BORDER SECURITY

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez reacted to the pending introduction of a bill by Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas to curtail the rights of children captured at the border who are fleeing violence in Central America.

Jul 11, 2014

REP. GUTIERREZ REACTS TO SEN. KIRK’S STATEMENTS REGARDING CHILDREN FLEEING VIOLENCE

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) reacted to a press release issued by Senator Mark Kirk stating that 429 Central American children apprehended at the border as unaccompanied children are in Chicago and that he is questioning whether any of these children “…has the potential to present a serious threat to our country and communities should they have criminal records….”.

Jul 11, 2014

REP. GUTIERREZ STATEMENT AT CHC PRESS CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRATION, AND CHILDREN FLEEING VIOLENCE

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined at least 14 of his colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to say that July will be a month of action for the CHC to defend children fleeing violence and to push for prosecutorial discretion and executive action by the President to address the continuing immigration and deportation crisis in America.

Jun 30, 2014

PRESIDENT WILL DO WHAT CONGRESS REFUSED TO DO

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez issued the following statement in reaction to the President’s Rose Garden announcement regarding his intentions to address immigration and deportation through executive actions within existing law.

Jun 30, 2014

REP. GUTIERREZ ON WHITE HOUSE REQUEST FOR $2 BILLION AND POLICY CHANGES TO ADDRESS BORDER CRISIS

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez issued the following statement in reaction to the letter sent by President Obama to Congress requesting an additional $2 billion and certain policy changes to address the crisis of children fleeing violence in Central America.

Jun 25, 2014

REPUBLICANS GET A “RED CARD” FOR “TOO MANY FLAGRANT OFFENSES, UNFAIR ATTACKS AND TOO LITTLE ACTION” ON IMMIGRATION”

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Ends Countdown to July 4 for House Republicans to Act on Immigration

Jun 23, 2014

CHILDREN DESERVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION BEFORE AN IMMIGRATION JUDGE

Issues: Judiciary, Crime, and Guns, Immigration

Rep. Gutierrez an original co-sponsor of the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (VIVA)

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