Saturday, June 15, will mark one year since President Obama announced a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to spare certain young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation and give them a work permit for two years.
GUTIERREZ PLEASED THAT HOUSE IMMIGRATION GROUP MOVING FORWARD, PRAISES REP. LABRADOR'S CONTRIBUTIONS
Yesterday, the bipartisan group negotiating an immigration reform bill in the House announced that it was continuing to move forward towards introducing a bill, but that Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) was leaving the group.
Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), issued the following statement after a meeting with his Democratic and Republican counterparts in a bipartisan group who are negotiating an immigration reform bill in the House.
Gutiérrez: Tres Medidas Pro-LGBTT Merecen Ser Aprobadas (Gutierrez: Three Puerto Rico LGBT Bills Deserve Passage)
Gutiérrez: “La Legislatura tiene que establecer un estándar alto en contra de la discriminación, en contra de la exclusion, en contra de los chivos expiatorios y los esteriotipos, uno que refleje los altos instintos morales, éticos y equitativos del pueblo puertorriqueño”.
GUTIERREZ: FIVE YEARS SINCE POSTVILLE, IOWA IMMIGRATION RAID AND THE "IMAGE STILL HAUNTS AND INSPIRES ME"
Gutierrez: "Five years after Postville, we still need a legal immigration system that works and we still need labor rights and legalization extended to vulnerable workers like those who worked the line in the plant that day."
A bipartisan group of eight Members from the U.S. House of Representatives released the following statement today regarding their efforts for comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration system:
Gutierrez Statement on ATSDR Study of Vieques
Gutierrez: "More and more Republicans are approaching immigration with a sensible, reality-based, and conciliatory attitude…"
Rep. Gutierrez statement on the recommendations of the Growth and Opportunity Project, an advisory panel convened by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, that include an apparently full-throated embrace of comprehensive immigration reform.