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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois


November 8, 2013
Press Release

"There is an indomitable spirit that exists within the immigrant community."


Washington, DC – In interviews today, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) responded to reports that important House Republican pro-immigrant champions said that immigration reform is dead for the year.  Rep. Gutierrez disagrees.  When asked by U.S. News and World Report, "Will immigration reform ever get taken up in the House and passed by Congress?" He responded:

"It will. There is an indomitable spirit that exists within the immigrant community. I truly believe that there are phases and times in history where things are inevitable, and this is one of the inevitable goals for justice that this country is going to achieve. Much like for African-Americans’ civil rights or voting rights for women or the right for the LGBT community to marry whom they love, this too will come to pass."

The Congressman continues to work with conservatives, moderates, and liberals on bipartisan approaches to immigration reform that ends the massive increase in deportations, secures the nation, and heals and reunifies families.

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