“When the CEO of Microsoft says you can only take my DREAMers with DACA by coming through me first, that is a challenge to every policymaker in this chamber.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V.
“I personally will not support any funding bill that does not include a safe harbor for DREAMers – and I will work to have others join me in opposition.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) released a statement reacting to the news that President Trump has taken action to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that for five years has allowed young immigrants who arrived in the U.S.
“He needs to stand up to Donald Trump, stand up to Breitbart, and stand up to the opponents of immigration in his own Republican Conference to bring up a bill and let the House vote and let the majority rule.”
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Luis V.
“They do many things wrong in Springfield, but at least Illinois policies are fact-based.”
“Both men are not ashamed to use overt appeals to racism to glorify themselves and both are not ashamed of abusing public office if it enhances their personal brand.”
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“While the President is coddling racist white supremacists because he is afraid to lose their votes, we took a stand today for justice.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) was among approximately 25 people arrested in front of the White House at a rally and march to defend DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began accepting applications five years ago today. The rally, in Lafayette Park, turned into a march around the White House, and at the end, about 25 U.S.
“The modern Republican Party would erect barriers both physical and legal to admitting their own families… were they aspiring immigrants today.”