Ayer en CNN en Español: "Tenemos que dejar de ser un Congreso que solo busca recortar impuestos a los más ricos [...] recortando la asistencia del gobierno a los más pobres", dice el congresista demócrata Luis Gutiérrez quien se muestra confiado en que el Obamacare continuará vigente tras la votación de la reforma sanitaria mañana.
One of the many reasons I am voting no on the Trump/Ryan/GOP health care bill today.
A good meeting today with our Senate colleagues Chuck Schumer, the Minority Leader, and Bob Menendez, our fellow CHC Member. We discussed Trump's budget and the money he is asking for to build a wall and deport and break up families. I told reporters "Senator Schumer is backing the Latino and immigrant community and we in the CHC have his back as well.”

Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Huddle on Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke about the surge in requests for information about citizenship at his Chicago office coming from eligible immigrants and the surge in American citizens coming forward to help them. In a speech on the Floor of the House, Rep. Gutiérrez said: "What is clear from the citizenship surge and all those who want to help is that America is not only great, not only...
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I am proud to see my Democratic colleagues standing united to protect Americans from the Republican plan to gut health care as payment to the very rich..
An article from Huffington Post about the latest Trump attack on police. Another article from BuzzFeed News is here: [ Bzfd.it Link ] and my statement on the new policy: [ Bit.ly Link ] - “Trump’s presidency is based on a number of lies, but one of the most important to Bannon, Trump, and Sessions is to paint all immigrants as killers and rapists. Trump and his team incorrectly see Fourth...
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Trump's DHS Rolls Out Public Shaming Campaign Against 'Sanctuary Cities'

DHS Secretary Kelly met with Democrats, including Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus today, but we were far from satisfied with his level of preparedness and responsiveness. As I told reporters afterwards: "As long as they see Latinos as criminals, as a threat, as a 'threat to their civilization,' (as Rep. Steve King believes), I think it makes it impossible to sit down." ...
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'Belligerent,' 'Rude,' 'Damn Frustrating': Dems Slam Meeting With DHS Chief

Yesterday I joined a press conference in front of the White House to celebrate the temporary court injunction and pledge our continued opposition to the President's ban on Muslims and refugees. I joined the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the ACLU, my friend and ally Suzanne Akhras Sahloul of the Syrian Community Network, and a group of other leaders, clergy and refugees to proudly stand in...
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Another segment from today's Democracy Now! with good analysis on Trump's refugee and Muslim ban being blocked by the courts for a 2nd time: "Well, it’s a victory for people. It’s a victory for democracy. I guess if you run a campaign and you, on repeated occasions, say you’re going to discriminate against a population of people, you’re going to have a Muslim ban, and then you initiate...
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In Stinging Blow to President, Hawaii & Maryland Judges Block Trump's Second Muslim Ban

Another segment from today's Democracy Now: "That’s what he needs to understand...we all are Americans, regardless of the color of our skins or our countries of origin. And that is the tradition of America."

Complete Idiocy: Rep. Gutiérrez Slams Rep. King's Racist Tweet About "Somebody Else's Babies"

Entrevista con La Opinion: “Ya sabemos que es una mentira que solo están deportando criminales. Y también están amenazando a los dreamers. Tenemos que contestar de forma mucho más enérgica de lo que estamos viendo ahora, porque cuando hubo una amenaza contra los musulmanes, la gente llenó los aeropuertos. Tiene que haber lo mismo con las deportaciones.” [[ Bit.ly Link ]

Entrevista con el Congresista de Estados Unidos Luis Gutierrez

My speech this morning on the House floor: Rep. Steve King is simply wrong when he describes immigrants, people of color, Muslims, and others as threats to civilization and their children as "somebody else's babies." Just to be clear, Rep. King’s message was warmly received and retweeted by none other than David Duke, the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who has been a proud Republican...
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Always a pleasure to join Democracy Now. I am going to post several segments from today's interview...

"The most important thing is, we raised the issue to the American public. And we’re going to continue to do that. And I’m really excited about the fact that, come this May 1st, across this country, we’re going to fill dozens of cities in a International Day of Workers"

Rep. Gutiérrez Speaks Out After Being Handcuffed for Demanding Answers on ICE Raids & Deportations

On Monday evening, after our sit-in at ICE offices in Chicago concluded, I spoke with Erin Burnett on CNN's OutFront. [ Cnn.it Link ]

Rep. Gutierrez explains his ICE arrest

A short clip from Sunday's State of the Union with Jake Tapper on CNN about health care. Basically, I want to see three things: if you have health care you should not lose it; if you don't have coverage now, you should be able to get it; and the Republicans should keep their hands off of Planned Parenthood. [ Youtu.be Link ]

Rep Luis Gutierrez on Planned Parenthood

Update: I was handcuffed and lead out only to have the cuffs cut off. Now still awaiting word if we will be arrested at sit in at ICE Chicago. Me acaban de esposar solo para sacarme del cuarto, aún NO sabemos si seré arrestado . #chiresist
Here at USCIS speaking with the press about our meeting with ICE