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Rep. Gutierrez: Sessions, Trump Want to Make Immigrants “Public Enemies #1”

This morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the House floor to highlight the ways in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration are demonizing and criminalizing immigrants, in order to make them easier to deport. Sessions is already seeking ways to get his Department of Justice more involved with the prosecution of immigrants — … Continue reading »

Auschwitz Survivor To ICE: “History is not on your side.”

Americans Stand Up & Speak Up Against Trump’s Terror Campaign As Trump’s Mass Deportation Force and an “unshackled” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol continue their terror campaign across the country – detaining and deporting immigrants with U.S. citizen children and others with deep ties to America – elected officials, local leaders, and … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Advocates Protest Immigration Crackdown at Chicago ICE Office

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), immigration reform advocates, and clergy members protested for five hours after a meeting with Chicago ICE yesterday, briefly being placed in handcuffs before being let go without citation. Rep. Gutierrez and the advocates were protesting Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders, sprawling ICE raids, and the case of Francisca Lina — an … Continue reading »

The Nation Agrees: President-elect Trump and Congress Must Protect American DREAMers

With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Said Lynn … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: Hanen Wants To Dox 100,000 Immigrants For “Every Two-Bit Vigilante And Twitter Troll To Read”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients. “The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s an understatement.” “Though you … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: House Republicans Are “Stoking Anti-Immigrant Fears And Mass Deportation Fantasies”

It’s Donald Trump’s GOP now, as House Republicans voted yesterday to file an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against President Obama’s immigration actions. It wasn’t lost on many that this wasn’t just an anti-immigrant vote, but a boldly political one, too. Five Republicans sided with 188 Democrats to vote against it. But all 234 … Continue reading »

“Stand Up To Hate” Tour: Rep. Gutierrez, Coalition Of Groups Kick Off Effort To Naturalize 1,000,000 New Citizens

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez and a coalition of groups want to get one million new citizens naturalized this year to vote against ugly anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric. In past years that may have been a pretty lofty number, but recent offensive comments from Republicans have galvanized Latinos and immigrant across the nation to launch naturalization efforts, with many focusing on … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: ICE Deportation “Raids Will Not Bring Us Order. Raids Will Only Bring Misery.”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez expanded on his earlier statement denouncing the Central American deportation raids, adding that the raids “are not the Democratic Party’s solution to immigration questions, nor should it be America’s” during a House floor speech earlier today. According to the most recent reports, since the past weekend at least 121 adults and children … Continue reading »

On Anniversary of DAPA Announcement, “DAPA Dinners” Effort Offers Fresh Reminder of What’s at Stake for Millions of Immigrant Families

Senators and Congressmen Continue to Sign Up for Sit Down with DAPA-Eligible Families  Today, November 20th, marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA announcement, which would’ve grant much needed deportation relief to millions of immigrants and their families.  While the day should be a joyous occasion met with celebration and cheerful commemoration, for many … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: When It Comes To Immigration, The Nation Pays The Cost Of A “Do-Nothing Congress”

In a floor speech earlier today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez offered his congratulations to his friend and colleague Rep. Paul Ryan on his recent election, but lamented “that the new Speaker had to promise not to address immigration reform as a condition of being elected”: “Maybe those on the other side of the aisle will come … Continue reading »