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Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Protection for Dreamers Must Be Included in Spending Caps Deal

As Congress debates the way forward on another deal to keep the government open and funded, congressional immigrant rights champions are sending a strong message to members of both parties to live up to their pledge to protect Dreamers. Below are comments from Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on why protections for … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Statement on Rep. Gutierrez’s Retirement: “Our American Hero”

Today Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) announced his retirement from Congress. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Congressman Luis Gutierrez has been our champion and our leader. Rarely has one person so masterfully combined the power of a member of Congress, the passion of a movement leader, and the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez Issues Clarion Call to Defend DACA and TPS

On Wednesday, in a speech on the floor of Congress, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a call to action to resist the latest threats coming from the Trump Administration in its war on immigrants and refugees. In the coming weeks, the Bannon-Miller-Sessions wing of the Administration is pushing to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading »

Today Is the Day DHS Secretary Kelly Confirmed that the Trump Administration is Intent on Mass Deportation

CHC meeting shows Kelly to the perfect pitchman for the radical Trump agenda During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon DHS Secretary John Kelly signaled the following: DACA threatened: The future of DACA, the program that has unlocked opportunities for nearly 800,000 Dreamers, will be decided in the coming weeks by … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Speaks Out on Two Anti-Immigrant Bills On House Floor This Week

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004 — two anti-immigrant bills which would endanger public safety and supercharge Donald Trump’s mass deportation force. The bills would jail immigrants for longer than due process allows and take money from more than 600 cities and counties who want to implement policies … Continue reading »

Ahead of Father’s Day, Sen. Menendez, Rep. Pallone, Rep. Gutiérrez, Immigrant Families, and Faith Leaders Urge Trump and Sec. Kelly to Stop Destroying Families

A video of today’s event is available here Today, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Pallone (D-NJ) and Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined families from New Jersey and Maryland as well as faith and immigration leaders to remind President Trump and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly of the real life impacts of their immigration policies and to … Continue reading »

DREAMer Jessica Colotl Arbitrarily Targeted by Trump Administration, Has DACA Revoked

A recording of today’s event is available here. Ahead of next week’s 5-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Jessica Colotl, a leader in the fight for DACA who is vulnerable to deportation, joined Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), legal experts, and immigration advocates to discuss DACA under Trump and the … Continue reading »

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 »