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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 »

Watch “Immigration Battle” On Frontline PBS

Last night, PBS Frontline aired “Immigration Battle,” from the amazing filmmakers Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini, who produced the “How Democracy Works” series. The documentary focuses on the immigration debate during the last Congress. According to Shari and Michael, “The film is not just the culmination of our decade long filming on immigration, it’s a personal, profane, … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez to NBC: Dump Trump From SNL

Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined the #racismisntfunny effort to get NBC to Dump Donald Trump from Saturday Night Live. The Congressman wrote a letter to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal, quoting from NBC’s earlier statement about Trump and  “asking them to ‘disinvite’ Donald Trump from hosting the November 7 broadcast ofSaturday Night Live … Continue reading »

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 »