REP. GUTIÉRREZ: CHICAGO WILL BE READY FOR IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION AND WILL BE A MODEL FOR OTHER CITIES TO FOLLOW
On Wednesday, at the invitation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), a group of approximately 50 leaders and advocates gathered at City Hall in Chicago to begin discussing how Chicago can get ready for an announcement by the Obama Administration on the use of prosecutorial discretion to provide temporary deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.
REP. GUTIÉRREZ FLOOR SPEECH: “ONLY COWARDS SCAPEGOAT CHILDREN AND ONLY THOSE WHO ARE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES DO IT AFTER HOURS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT”
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke on the floor during the debate of on H.R. 5272, a bill to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – a program that temporarily gives DREAMers protection from deportation.
UNDOCUMENTING THE DACAMENTED: REP. GUTIÉRREZ SAYS REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL KILLS DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS, ELIMINATES PROTECTION FROM DEPORTATION FOR DREAMERS
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) testified before the House Rules Committee today on the newly crafted and revamped Republican bills to deport Central American children without due process, change asylum and trafficking laws, and end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instituted by President Obama in 2012.
REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON FAILURE OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER ON IMMIGRATION, BORDER SPENDING, CHILDREN AND DREAMERS
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) commented on the failure of House Republicans to approve their harsh border supplemental bill and a bill House Republican leadership promised to the anti-immigrant wing of the GOP to revoke the Deferred Action initiative (DACA) for DREAMers.
REP. GUTIÉRREZ AND “COALITION OF THE WILLING” ENGAGING CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANT ISSUE AND BROADER DEPORTATION ISSUES
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.
REP. GUTIÉRREZ REACTS TO HOUSE, SENATE PROPOSALS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS TO ADDRESS BORDER HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
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.
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.
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.
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….”.
REP. GUTIERREZ STATEMENT AT CHC PRESS CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRATION, AND CHILDREN FLEEING VIOLENCE
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.