“Whatever it takes to rescue people, whatever it takes to airlift people to safety, to open hospitals and get them food and water, it has to happen right now.”
“Our military servicemen and women are the best in the world and their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico need their help desperately.”
Legislation would help all U.S. islands receive necessary supplies following natural disasters
“We should remind ourselves of our responsibility to the 3.4 million people of the Island Nation of Puerto Rico.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V.
“What little Puerto Rico had before Maria was literally blown away and in order to understand the scope of the damage and the magnitude of the recovery, Members of Congress need to see it with their own eyes.”
Illinois Congressman asks President Trump to suspend the Jones Act and waive cost-sharing obligations in disaster relief effort.
“I will do my part in Chicago to rally support and resources from Puerto Ricans and other Americans concerned for the plight of those in Hurricane Maria’s path.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) released a letter he sent to President Trump today urging the President to declare a major disaster in Puerto Rico, which is being hit by a once-in-a-century hurricane today. The Congressman, a U.S.
“DACA participants have already lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years and gone through multiple detailed background checks for the initial application and renewals, so treating those with DACA with respect and compassion is the least that USCIS can do until such time as Congress enacts legislation to protect DREAMers permanently.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2017) – Reps. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important technical fixes to the process for winding down the DACA program. The requests from Reps.
“While the President is playing deal or no deal with the lives of DREAMers, Speaker Ryan is allowing House Republicans to vote on a bill that labels as many immigrant youth as possible as gang members and makes it easier to deport them.”
English and Spanish social media and web alerts target those whose DACA expiration falls between now and March 5, 2018
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued an alert on social media and on his website to tell DACA recipients whose DACA status expires between now and March 5, 2018, to submit renewal applications as soon as possible in order to make the October 5, 2017 deadline.