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.
Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" (live webcast), but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform.
Yesterday, U.S Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), along with 31 Members of the House, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Army, expressing strong concerns with possible U.S. Armed Services policy that prohibits U.S. citizens from enlisting in the military if that enlistee has an undocumented dependent.
"Think of it as multiple courses that make up dinner…, provided none of the individual dishes make us so sick to our stomachs that we must leave the table...- " Rep. Gutiérrez
"If we can vote 45 times to gut Obamacare -- and we have another vote scheduled this week -- why can the Republican Leadership not find the time to schedule one vote on immigration?"
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez released the following statement regarding Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Javier García Padilla's nomination of Chief James Tuller of New York to the position of Puerto Rico Police Superintendent.
"There is an indomitable spirit that exists within the immigrant community."
Office of Congressman Luis Gutierrez will no longer work with National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) or DREAMActivist.org on deportation and detention cases.
This morning, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez testified in the Senate about "stand your ground" laws like those in Florida and more than 20 other states that were a central issue in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
New regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau go into effect today that will keep consumers better informed as they send money to loved ones overseas.