Attention fact checkers: Gutierrez is Puerto Rican.
He is also a major demagogue. At the rally here last week, he addressed the crowd and said that the illegals are "all Americans." Which led me to wonder if all it takes to be an American is to show up in the country one day and stay.
Luis Guitierrez is Puerto Rican and an alumnus of the University of Puerto Rico, where he became good friends with a leftist professor of mine.
SCR - "Attention fact checkers: Gutierrez is Puerto Rican."
Clemenza - "He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico"
Let's qualify and revisit the statements above.
A Puerto Rican is someone who was born in Puerto Rico, or someone who's domiciled in Puerto Rico for the long term, regardless of where he was born, and regardless of his race. "Puerto Rican" is not a race. Actual Puerto Ricans are mostly white of Spanish heritage, followed by West African heritage, followed by a number of other points of origin, to include Ireland, Germany, France, Corsica, Italy, China, Lebanon, and almost every point in between.
Gutierrez was not born in Puerto Rico and has never been domiciled in Puerto Rico. He was born in the mainland and his parents were from Puerto Rico, purportedly. He belongs to a class of people that claim Puerto Rican heritage for race baiting purposes, something thought out in places other than Puerto Rico.
Gutierrez did not graduate from the University of Puerto Rico. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University.
It is my opinion that Gutierrez is in favor of Hispanic immigrants, legal or otherwise, because his support among his gerry-mandered district's "Puerto Ricans" is fleeting, and he needs political support from the growing Mexican and Central American populace of Illinois.
Furthermore, Gutierrez is almost universaly aborred in the actual Puerto Rico, where he is referred to as an opportunist because of the Vieques fiasco, and is "fondly" referred to here as "Alien-Head".
Thank you for your attention to this matter.