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ICYMI: Immigration Champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez Captures GOP Lurch to Right on Immigration

GOP “Shamefully Slams the Door” In The Face Of Gutierrez, All Immigrants Says Sharry  Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, commented on the riveting testimony of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) before the House Rules Committee last evening: Luis Gutierrez has long been one of the leading immigration champions in Congress, willing to work tirelessly with … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: Republicans Are About "Deportation, Deportation, Deportation"

Republicans are preparing an all-out assault against immigrants, readying legislation that would target 2012’s DACA as well as last year’s executive action, and making it clear that what they are after is the mass deportation of all undocumented immigrants. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who announced yesterday plans to travel around the nation encouraging people to sign … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez To Rules Committee on Immigration: “The Republican Majority Is Planting Its Flag Firmly On A Myth”

The following is must-watch from Rep. Luis Gutierrez last night: As House Prepares To Attack President, Gutiérrez Discusses “Myth…That The United States Should, Would Or Could Deport 11 Million” Immigrants Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) testified before the House Rules Committee this evening as the Committee debated a bill to attack the lawful executive actions President … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: Executive Action Leads to Background Checks, Border Enforcement that GOP Wants

For many months, it has been clear that Republicans have no intention to pass immigration reform legislation.  Speaker Boehner has claimed both that Republicans distrust Obama too much to pass a bill and that Obama acting on his own to protect immigrants is improper.  What’s left, then?  The status quo, where hardworking immigrants continue to face … Continue reading »

Congressional Champions Voice Support & Pledge to Defend the Win on Immigration Executive Action

On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration, The Buck Stops With Obama (Just Like It Did With Truman)

The kind of executive action on immigration that President Obama is about to take is not new — every single president since at least Eisenhower has unilaterally used his powers in some way to help immigrants.  But in a recent floor speech, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) actually went back further — to Harry S Truman right after … Continue reading »

Gutierrez to GOP on Executive Action: 'If You Don't Like It, Then Do Something'

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the House floor this morning to deliver a speech encouraging Obama to soon announce his anticipated executive action on immigration, condemn Democrats who have suggested that Obama should delay, and explain why every day that passes by without relief is torturous for the immigrant community. Obama must act now, Gutierrez … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, David Leopold on Why Obama Must Act on Immigration Now

Rumors have swirled this week that President Obama may delay his expected executive announcement on immigration until after the midterms.  Such a move would be devastating to families like Pedro’s, who are in danger of losing their father to deportation even though he is the family’s caretaker and is responsible for their 25-year-old son, who … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Advocates Discuss Urgent Need for Executive Action on Immigration and Why Maintaining the Status Quo Remains the Most Radical Option in the Debate

To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Today, longtime immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined DREAMer, Latino leaders and immigration advocates to react to rumors of a potential delay in the Administration’s announcement on executive action; explain why action from the White House is so urgently needed; and discuss why inaction … Continue reading »