Today in the House Judiciary Committee, we are marking-up (considering amendments to) the Trump Mass Deportation Act of 2017 (HR 2431, the so-called “Michael Davis, Jr. In Honor Of State And Local Law Enforcement Act”), a bill to put in place mandatory detention for children fleeing violence from Central America and other regions and to pile on numerous enforcement measures for immigrants. It... View details ⇨
“Necesitamos una solución permanente para poner fin a la inmigración ilegal y que la deportación masiva sea algo del pasado, pero los republicanos se niegan a abordar una reforma migratoria, así es que vamos de una crisis temporal a otra con remedios a corto plazo, pero no soluciones”, lamentó Gutiérrez.
El legislador, uno de decenas presionando por una extensión del TPS, afirmó que deportar... View details ⇨
With all the news of deportations, changes in immigration enforcement policies, the Muslim Ban, and racial profiling coming from Trump, the City of Chicago is taking a different and better path forward. I was pleased to participate in the launching of the One Chicago campaign yesterday.
On May 18, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) escorted Oscar Lopez Rivera from Puerto Rico to Chicago where Lopez (and Gutierrez) grew up. Lopez was released from federal prison in February after President Obama commuted his sentence in January and was released from home confinement on May 17. He had served 35 years of a 55 year sentence for "seditious conspiracy" for his connection to the FALN,... View details ⇨
On Friday, I will join legendary activist and organizer Heather Booth (whom I first met back when we were both fighting for Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington), filmmaker Lily Rivlin, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky at the Chicago Premiere of the award winning documentary "Heather Booth: Changing the World" at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (164 N. State... View details ⇨
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) expressed frustration on Monday that bills were being marked up so quickly after their introduction, which he said indicated Republicans were “not serious about building consensus or crafting, debating, and passing thoughtful legislation.”
“This is about brandishing their swords and using the immigration issue as a political weapon, which is frankly pretty much... View details ⇨
El Nuevo Dia: “Un día se va a poder entender la enormidad de que dos presidentes distintos, Bill Clinton y Barack Obama, con más de 17 años de diferencia, conmutaran la sentencia de un hombre acusado de querer derrocar el gobierno de EE.UU.”, dijo el congresista Luis Gutiérrez (Illinois).
En el campo político, Gutiérrez encabezó una campaña que convirtió a López Rivera en el prisionero... View details ⇨