Press Releases

Sep 10, 2014

NO DELAYING TACTICS ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH ACTION ON IMMIGRATION AFTER THE ELECTION

Issues: Immigration

This morning during the 10 am hour (ET), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to delay an announcement of executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters.

Aug 27, 2014

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.

Aug 1, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ FLOOR SPEECH: “ONLY COWARDS SCAPEGOAT CHILDREN AND ONLY THOSE WHO ARE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES DO IT AFTER HOURS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT”

Issues: Immigration

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.

Aug 1, 2014

UNDOCUMENTING THE DACAMENTED: REP. GUTIÉRREZ SAYS REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL KILLS DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS, ELIMINATES PROTECTION FROM DEPORTATION FOR DREAMERS

Issues: Immigration

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.

Jul 31, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON FAILURE OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER ON IMMIGRATION, BORDER SPENDING, CHILDREN AND DREAMERS

Issues: Immigration

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.

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….”.

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