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  • Liberation theology’s founder basks in a belated rehabilitation under Pope Francis

    05/08/2015 12:34:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    U.S. Catholic ^ | 5/7/15 | David Gibson
    It used to be that just saying the words “liberation theology” around Catholics was enough to start a schism-level fight, or at least raise a red flag in Rome. The theological movement that focused on the poor emerged out of the church’s social justice ferment in the 1960s, but it was always viewed by conservatives as an irredeemably Marxist version of the gospel. Worse, they said it was a tool of Soviet communists who were using the Roman Catholic Church to foment revolution in Latin America and beyond, and at the very height of the Cold War. The 1978 election...
  • Immigration advocates defend 'the senior senator for Latinos'

    04/01/2015 7:47:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 01, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Immigration reform advocates are rushing to the defense of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) following his indictment Wednesday on federal corruption charges. “My fervent hope is that Senator Menendez emerges from the current troubles stronger than ever,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of immigration rights organization America’s Voice. “For he is not only the senior Senator for New Jersey; he’s also the senior senator for Latinos,” he continued.
  • Video: Luis Gutierrez helpfully creates “toolkit” to aid illegals avoiding deportation

    03/28/2015 9:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D – Illinois) clearly warned us a while ago that illegal immigrants would turn to unprecedented militancy if Barack Obama’s executive amnesty plans were foiled. We may not have seen that yet, but since the plans in question have been put on hold, Representative Gutierrez is remaining busy trying to get everyone ready for the flood of new Americans in Waiting and to ensure their smooth transition. Along these lines, he’s created a helpful toolkit which illegals can use in the unlikely event that anyone from ICE is rude enough to ask them any impertinent questions. In...
  • Gutierrez: Unprecedented “militancy” among immigrants now that O’s amnesty's been blocked

    02/18/2015 3:09:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 18, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via the Corner, he’s quick to specify what he means by “militancy” — “voter registration, voter participation, voter anger at the Republican Party” — but I think that’s more a case of a savvy politician scrambling to cover his tracks in anticipation of criticism than saying what he means. Using a word like “militant” to describe basic civic duties is like Mitt Romney once describing himself as “severely conservative.” One word obviously doesn’t go with the other, which leads you to wonder what the speaker really meant. I wonder, how “militant” might a guy who thinks his only loyalty is...
  • Luis Gutierrez Predicts Unprecedented ‘Militancy’ Among Immigrants After Amnesty Injunction

    02/18/2015 10:03:03 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | February 18, 2015
    On Wednesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) predicted that a federal judge’s injunction against President Barack Obama’s temporary amnesty program will activate an unprecedented “militancy” in the immigrant community that will drive them to the polls against Republicans. Gutierrez, who vowed that pro-amnesty advocates would not be “deterred” by Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction, told MSNBC’s Jose Diaz Balart that the “militancy that will be activated throughout the immigrant community in terms of voter registration, voter particiaption and voter anger at the Republican Party… I think you are going to see it in an unprecedented manner.” “You may think you won today,...
  • The Only Thing Some Democrats Like About The Benghazi Select Committee: Trey Gowdy

    02/04/2015 6:37:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    thecherrycreeknews.com ^ | January 28, 2015
    Democrats have harshly criticized the Benghazi select committee, calling it a political sideshow and questioning Republican motives behind the effort. But what some key Democrats aren’t questioning is the man who will lead the committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy. While Gowdy is decidedly partisan and one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration regarding its response to Benghazi, he has built up an enormous amount of goodwill among some of his Democratic colleagues, particularly those he’s worked with on the Judiciary and Oversight committees. On the record and in private, Democrats praise Gowdy as fair and forthright. “I would...
  • Gutiérrez presses ‘millions’ to get documents ready for legal status

    12/03/2014 3:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Immigration reform champion Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday urged undocumented immigrants to take quick advantage of President Obama’s executive actions giving them temporary legal status. Speaking in both English and Spanish, he urged those eligible for the new program to also get their paperwork ready for legal status. “When that door opens, we should have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, with their documents, ready to submit them,” Gutiérrez said at a Capitol Hill press conference. “While Republicans are complaining and bellyaching, we’re going to act.” Gutiérrez appeared with five other Democrats who sit on the House Judiciary Committee,...
  • Luis Gutierrez: Americans Disapprove of Exec Amnesty Because They Have Not Been Explained What It Is

    11/20/2014 12:48:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claims that a strong plurality of Americans do not support President Barack Obama's executive amnesty because they are in the dark about the specifics of what Obama will do and what executive amnesty is. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 48% of Americans disapprove of Obama's executive amnesty. Republicans opposed to it have vowed to prohibit Obama from using federal funds to enact unlawful grants of amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. When asked about the poll on Wednesday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, Gutierrez refused to see the poll numbers as a strong...
  • Gutierrez to GOP: ‘Stop Whining’

    11/20/2014 11:54:45 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 93 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez had two words for Republican lawmakers condemning President Obama’s executive amnesty: “Stop whining.” In an interview on Thursday with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, the Illinois representative dismissed the constitutional concerns voiced by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans over the White House’s unilateral push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. “Mitch McConnell — they should stop whining, and they should start legislating, and start saying what they’re going to do,” Gutierrez said. “They have an incredible victory in the Senate, an incredible new majority in the House of Representatives. Use it to do something constructive!”
  • Gutierrez says he might run for president (LOL)

    11/14/2014 1:38:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said Friday that he will consider running for president if President Obama does not "go big" on immigration executive action. The Illinois Democrat was asked about a possible presidential run by MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart on Friday. "If the president doesn't go big, if the president doesn't go wide, if he isn't generous, certainly there are many throughout the country who say there should be a challenge for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party if it, once again, turns its back on our immigrant community," Gutiérrez said. "And if that were to happen, I'll give...
  • Picking Tom Cotton

    11/05/2014 2:25:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | July 15, 2013 | Robert Costa
    HC-5, a drab, wood-paneled conference room in the Capitol basement, was quiet last Wednesday as Paul Ryan pushed for immigration reform. All eyes were on the Wisconsin Republican as he touted the economic benefits of bringing illegal immigrants into the work force. He assured his colleagues, who were clustered in cliques — moderates here, old bulls there — that stronger border security remains the leadership’s priority. As Ryan spoke, freshman Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who was behind him in line, listened carefully. He was calm and upright, and unlike a handful of conservative rabble-rousers in the back, he didn’t sigh...
  • Luis Gutierrez: I have a duty to protect America, which is why I can’t support border security bill

    09/17/2014 9:53:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Orwellian fun via RCP. You trust a guy who openly admits his only loyalty is to the immigrant community to do what’s best for the country at large, don’t you? The fireworks come in the last minute although I’ll be candid and confess I don’t really understand what the point of disagreement is. Hannity says we should secure the border; Gutierrez replies that securing the border won’t stop ISIS operatives, who are more likely to enter the U.S. through airports than by sneaking across from Mexico. (Jihadis with British or, of course, American passports wouldn’t even need visas.) Could be,...
  • Gutierrez: I think Obama’s executive amnesty could include three, four, maybe five million people

    07/25/2014 11:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Overpromising? Not really. Obama himself allegedly threw around numbers in the millions when he spoke to immigration activists about this a few weeks ago. Politico has a fine reminder today that everything he says, including what he says about his own presidential powers, can be trusted only up until the moment when the politics of the situation change and not a second longer. President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale… Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of...
  • LUIS GUTIERREZ CLAIMS HE'S 'NOT FOR AMNESTY'

    06/16/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2014 | TONY LEE
    On Sunday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claimed that he is "not for amnesty" and has never spoken to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) about immigration issues. Discussing Cantor's shocking upset on ABC's This Week, Gutierrez, despite traveling with Cantor to New York last year on a pro-amnesty tour, said that he has "never had a conversation with Eric Cantor about immigration." Gutierrez said that any Republican who is framed as supporting "amnesty" will lose and said even he was against amnesty even though he has been the most vocal and prominent amnesty supporter. "I am not for amnesty," he...
  • Influx of minors across Texas border driven by belief that they will be allowed to stay in U.S.

    06/14/2014 5:43:02 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 2014 | David Nakamura
    There is growing evidence that a surge of tens of thousands of Central American minors across the Mexican border into Texas is being driven in large part by the perception they will be allowed to stay under the Obama administration’s immigration policies. The number of minors apprehended in the past nine months who came from those three countries alone is 34,611 — 3.5 times more than in all of 2012. That was the year Obama announced that he would defer the deportations of young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents before 2007. An internal memo from the...
  • GUTIERREZ ON FLOOD OF ILLEGAL MINORS: 'SHAME ON ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO DEMONIZE CHILDREN'

    06/13/2014 10:32:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | KERRY PICKET
    Gutierrez defended the surge of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors flooding border states from Central America, saying the individuals would not qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a directive signed by President Obama in June of 2012 calling for deferred action for particular illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service in the country. However, Gutierrez still says that those unaccompanied minors coming into the U.S. should still be given a safe place to stay. “Were you 17 years old ever? I was a kid. I was a child. I couldn’t...
  • Eric Cantor is stopping the Reid Obama Plan to give illegal aliens amnesty.(Mailer)

    05/26/2014 10:52:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Harry Reid and Barack Obama are pushing an amnesty bill. This liberal plan would give six million illegal aliens citizenship.
  • Carter: We must repeal Obama’s immigration policies

    05/24/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Rep. John Carter
    The humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding along the Southwest border and, in particular, in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, is nothing shy of tragic. In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that 6,500 unaccompanied children illegally crossed the Southwest border into the United States. In 2014, CBP is estimating that number to rise ten-fold, to at least 66,000 children. Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled, trafficked, exploited and even abused by vast criminal networks to a point in which our federal law enforcement agencies are being overwhelmed. Something must be done and done immediately.
  • Luis Gutierrez: 'Every Institution in America' Should Work Around Fed. Immigration Laws

    05/19/2014 3:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that until Congress passes sweeping amnesty legislation, "every institution in America" should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws. He also said that President Barack Obama's Deferred Action program was the first step in implementing more amnesty programs. Testifying before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Chicago on "Immigrant Enlistment" that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired, Gutierrez said that "every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system." He also pushed the Navy...
  • Criticized by Benedict, liberation theology founder gets hero’s welcome at Vatican

    02/26/2014 3:40:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2014 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, received a hero’s welcome Tuesday at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis. The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez of Peru was the surprise speaker Tuesday at a book launch featuring the head of the Vatican’s orthodoxy office, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller; one of Francis’ top advisers, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; and the Vatican spokesman.
  • Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion’

    12/03/2013 1:57:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws. “Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion. He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion,” Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws. The president signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain young illegal aliens who came into the country as children and have pursued education or...
  • Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

    10/26/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform – then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for," Gutierrez told Salon. In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain...
  • ACORN’s former chief calls for more immigration to boost black power

    09/21/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2013 | Neil Munro
    ACORN’s former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to gain political power. “We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” said Lewis, who spoke Thursday at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform,” said Lewis, whose ACORN group was formally disbanded in 2010 after a series of scandals....
  • Someone is lying about the chances of the House granting amnesty; Dem. Gutierrez or Rep. Miller

    08/09/2013 12:10:09 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/9/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The battle over whether the Republican controlled House will grant amnesty to illegal aliens or push back the Democrat controlled Senate’s drive to create millions of new Democrat voters has heated up. Because the House is in recess and its members are back in their home districts, the psychological warfare operations phase of this battle has been ratcheted up by the Democrats. A new report from the leftist blog, “The Hill” tells us that Democrat Representative Luis Gutierrez (Chicago – Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America) is crowing about personally knowing of between 40 and 50 House Republicans who are...
  • Dem Rep Gutierrez: I 'Absolutely' Have 40-50 Republicans Voting 'Yes' On Immigration Reform

    08/08/2013 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | Brietbart
    Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) made a dramatic declaration while talking to the Washington Post about the votes needed to pass immigration reform through the House.
  • Top GOP donors tell party to legalize illegal immigrants

    07/30/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    Nearly a hundred top Republican officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system. The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over — if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants. “Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of...
  • Gutierrez: Boehner a 'Friend and Ally' in Immigration Reform Fight (Weasel Alert!)

    06/26/2013 4:27:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    “I think Speaker Boehner wants comprehensive immigration reform. He wants a solution to the problem. I think he's for comprehensive immigration reform,” said Gutierrez, a long time amnesty advocate. “He's for a complete package, I believe. That's what he has said. My meeting with him last week leads me to no other conclusion but to affirm that.” Speaker Boehner told his Republican conference he would not move any immigration bill to the floor without the majority support of his party. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R – KS) told Brietbart News on Tuesday that the Speaker would be “going back on his...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Gutierrez: Ryan a key immigration ally

    03/20/2013 1:36:28 PM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/13 | By KATE NOCERA
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Immigration, said on Tuesday he’s seen a marked change in the way Republicans are approaching the immigration debate -- and that he has a key ally in Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Gutierrez said he and Ryan would be talking about immigration reform in Chicago in April. He said that Ryan “was not new” to the immigration debate but that “like many in the Republican Party, his voice was shut out.” Gutierrez said that prior to...
  • Immigration reform catalyst draws big crowd in Salinas

    03/18/2013 1:33:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Monterey County Herald ^ | 03/17/2013 | CLAUDIA MELÉNDEZ SALINAS
    "We need immigration reform. We need it for ourselves, our children, and every one of our families,"said Veronica Chavez, a field worker who addressed the audience before Gutierrez. "I want to ask all of you to do our part and attend the march so we stop being afraid." Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a prominent figure in the national movement for immigration reform, fired up a Salinas crowd Sunday morning with his remarks about the need for legalizing undocumented workers. "Today, 1,400 people were deported. Yesterday, also 1,400 people were deported. Tomorrow, another 1,400 people will be deported," he said in Spanish....
  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • DREAM Relief Day Announcement

    08/01/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    ICIRR ^ | July 31, 2012 | ICIRR
    ICIRR AND CONGRESSMAN LUIS GUTIERREZ ANNOUNCE HISTORICAL DREAM RELIEF DAY AND WEB SITE TO ASSIST UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH IN APPLICATION PROCESS Chicago, Illinois -- Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible youth temporary relief through “deferred action.” The memorandum offers...
  • Rep. Gutierrez rips Arizona immigration law

    06/28/2012 6:52:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2012 | Mike Krumboltz
    Justin Bieber is many things: Singer, actor ... Canadian? It's true! And Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.) used the Bieb's Canadian ancestry to make a point about the controversial Arizona immigration law. [Related: Arizona implements immigration law as feds push back] Gutierrez, who is against the law that allows Arizona law enforcement officials to ask those deemed suspicious for proof of American citizenship, raised the point on the House floor that judging whether or not somebody is from the U.S. based on appearance is illogical and silly. And, he argues, rather difficult. [Related: Immigration from Mexico plummeted well before Arizona...
  • Gutierrez (Ill RAT) plays 'Who's an American?' discrimination game on House floor

    06/27/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/27/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Gutierrez plays 'Who's an American?' discrimination game on House floorBy Pete Kasperowicz - 06/27/12 10:52 AM ET Rep. Luis Guterriez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning tried to demonstrate how difficult it is to decide which people are U.S. citizens and which are immigrants by showing pictures of celebrities on the House floor and asking viewers to guess who was born in America. Gutierrez's game-show-like presentation was meant to highlight that Arizona's immigration law could lead to racial profiling. The Supreme Court on Monday upheld part of Arizona's law that allows the state's police to check whether people are lawful immigrants, but...
  • Illinois congressman to aid S.C. immigrant facing deportation

    03/14/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Charlotte Observer. ^ | Mar. 12, 2012 | Tim Funk
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who’s become a leading advocate for undocumented immigrants, will be in Charlotte today to shine a spotlight on the case of a S.C. father of two – both of them U.S. citizens – who faces deportation. The reason Gabino Sanchez could be kicked out the country: Nine misdemeanor convictions, in South Carolina and Georgia, for driving without a license or driving an unregistered vehicle. Illegal immigrants sometime don’t try to get a license for fear of exposing their status. Gutierrez plans to appear at the first deportation hearing for Sanchez, 27, of rural...
  • Hispanic Caucus shifts gears toward restricting Alabama immigration law

    12/03/2011 8:37:06 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    al.com (blog) ^ | December 03, 2011 | Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News
    WASHINGTON -- The members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will meet next week with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss enforcement of Alabama's immigration law, according to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. Gutierrez, a leading critic on Capitol Hill of states that try to police immigration themselves, said he wants the federal government's top immigration officials to emphasize that they will not deport illegal immigrants snagged in Alabama's dragnet unless they have a record of other crimes. President Barack Obama's administration has announced that its policy puts a higher priority on deporting those with criminal records, and less...
  • Supreme Court to hear deportation case

    09/27/2011 3:16:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep. 27, 2011 | - Michael Doyle
    Carlos Martinez Gutierrez got caught smuggling three Mexican children into California. Now, his travails have reached the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court agreed to hear Gutierrez's case and another that raise questions potentially crucial for other children of illegal immigrants. If Gutierrez wins, some immigrants may find it easier to avoid removal and stay in the United States.
  • Gutierrez: 'I Want to Thank' Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals

    09/15/2011 8:08:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9-15-11
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) thanked President Obama for circumventing the Legislative branch when it comes to immigration law. Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes it a federal crime to be in the United States illegally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration in August directed federal immigration officials to use "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which illegal aliens to detain and deport. “We had a president of the United States that recently was speaking at National Council of La Raza who said during his speech, ‘There are those who simply wish me to bypass Congress when it comes to immigration,’ and...
  • Immigrants hope for deportation reprieves

    09/10/2011 6:44:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 11, 2011 | Antonio Olivo, Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah
    After he was brought into the U.S. illegally as a 1-year-old, Luis Pedrote did so well in school that he won a President's Education Award in 2006. Today, his family says, Pedrote, 19, sits in a Dallas detention facility after he was picked up last month by Chicago police who realized his illegal status while questioning him at his Gage Park home about a potential suspect. "We just want our nephew back," said Pedrote's aunt, Elizabeth Manjarrez. "He's a good kid. He didn't do anything wrong."
  • VIDEO: Rep. Gutierrez Arrested Outside of White House

    07/26/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 38 replies
    On July 26, 2011, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) was arrested outside of the White House after refusing to move when asked by authorities. Gutierrez, who sat in front of a sign that read "Stop Separating Our Families" with a line of protesters, refused to leave when asked by the police. Gutierrez was in attendance at a rally urging President Obama to do more to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants. MRCTV caught up with Gutierrez before he was arrested in which he said, "I think (President Obama) should use the broad discretionary power that the laws have conferred upon him...
  • Chicago Democrat Luis Gutierrez to Obama – bypass the Senate/House..executive order.. Dream Act

    07/04/2011 1:55:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Fire Andrea Mittchell ^ | July 4, 2011 | none stated
    Another day, another loony toons Democrat from Chicago. Luis Gutierrez doesn’t want to bother with the Senate or the House to pass the Dream Act (because he knows it will never pass). Instead, at a rally, Gutierrez shreaked at the top his lungs yelling at the crowd and challenging Obama to bypass Congress on the Dream Act. Gutierrez may be the new Anthony Weiner. Except no one has received any lewd photos of his private yet (at least that we know about.) Video posted by The Blaze. The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAc9Su-1BWE&feature=player_embedded#t=0s
  • Speakers seek halt in deportations

    05/29/2011 9:02:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Updated: 05/29/2011 | Kevin Modesti
    VAN NUYS - Immigration activists, officeholders and Christian leaders rallied at a San Fernando Valley church on Saturday, renewing angry calls for President Barack Obama to order a halt of deportations they say shatter the families of legal U.S. residents. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, and immigration-reform proponent Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., were among the speakers at La Iglesia en la Camino (The Church on the Way) in what was billed as a bipartisan town-hall meeting. "When communities are terrorized by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children...
  • Democrats hit Obama with gap on illegals

    05/10/2011 5:17:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/9/11 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama is pledging border security and pleading for help from Republicans as he steps up his campaign to pass an immigration reform bill, but new polling suggests the rift within his own party is actually deeper than within the GOP on the issue. The data from the Pew Center for the People and the Press’ massive look at political parties, released last week, found that the gap between the ends of the Democratic coalition on favoring stricter enforcement and on legalization is twice as large as the gap between hard-line Republicans and their more libertarian-leaning cohorts. Mr. Obama will...
  • Hispanic Lawmakers Press Obama on Immigration

    05/03/2011 9:30:30 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 5 replies
    AP (via ABCNews) ^ | May 4, 2011 | Suzanna Gamboa
    Having met with business leaders and entertainment stars on stalled immigration reform... Obama... heard from Hispanic lawmakers who have been pressuring him to help certain immigrants stay in the U.S. while they wait for congressional action.The meeting with members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus... ... DREAM Act ... but it is expected to be introduced again this session.
  • Special Parole Pushed For Illegal Immigrants With Kids (Gutierrez D-IL)

    04/07/2011 10:58:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 7, 2011
    The Illinois congressman charged with crafting President Obama’s amnesty bill has embarked on a national tour to promote a special program that allows illegal immigrants with children to remain in the United States. Launched by Democrat Luis Gutierrez, the "Campaign For American Children and Families” aims to grant a special parole to illegal aliens who have relatives in the U.S. so that families can remain together in the land of opportunity. The measure is essential to help those “whose lives are being turned upside down by deportation,” according to the veteran lawmaker who authored a bill to give the...
  • Ill. congressman visits Providence to talk about immigration policy

    04/03/2011 2:57:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Providence Journa ^ | April 3, 2011 | Tracy Breton
    PROVIDENCE –– U.S. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., and hundreds of Rhode Island immigrants, both legal and illegal, gathered at a town-hall style meeting Saturday afternoon to draw attention to the toll that deportation is taking on families. In just one year with Barack Obama as president, Gutierrez pointed out, 400,000 people were deported from the United States –– more people than any other president has deported, he asserted. And most of them, Gutierrez said, are not violent criminals, but law-abiding, hard-working people. Speaking almost entirely in Spanish to a standing-room-only audience that packed the auditorium of the former Oliver...
  • Class Warfare

    12/20/2010 3:00:47 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 16 Dec 2010 | DrJohn
    http://www.floppingaces.net/2010/12/16/obamas-class-warfare-and-incitement-to-violence-bears-fruit-reader-post/ Police and fire officials are investigating an arson fire in Sandwich that has a disturbing similarity with a suspicious incident in Barnstable. In both cases, the arsonist left a calling card, the message, “(expletive) the rich” at the scene. At 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, flames engulfed an unoccupied home still under construction at 16 Boulder Brook Road in Sandwich. Only the exterior of the house had been completed. The home, which was valued at $500,000, had a three-car garage and three bedrooms, but no plumbing or electric service, Sandwich Fire Chief George Russell said. The heavy damage burned...
  • U.S. Congressman Gutierrez Wants to Hijack the Civil Rights Movement

    12/20/2010 3:59:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2010 | Gayle Kesselman
    United States Congressman Luis Gutierrez has threatened civil disobedience if the DREAM Act, which would have offered a pathway to American citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants, is not passed into law. "We're going to make it uncomfortable for the Democratic Party," Gutierrez said, adding that immigration advocates would step up the pressure by drawing lessons from the movements for civil rights and women's suffrage. "There'll probably be civil disobedience. There will probably be a number of different actions. What we have to do is we have to break through this wall of silence, because we're invisible." Well, the DREAM...
  • Rep. Gutierrez Accepted Free Home Upgrades from Tony Rezko

    11/15/2010 9:41:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
      Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) admitted to the FBI that he accepted free upgrades on a town home he purchased from convicted Chicago influence-peddler Tony Rezko, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The congressman has previously been the subject of a federal investigation for engaging in real estate deals with a developer named Calvin Boender.During a 2008 interview with the FBI, Gutierrez reportedly said that he asked Rezko for upgrades on the town house before purchasing it. The congressman claimed that the price of the home had risen by $35,000 since he had first considered buying it, and Rezko agreed...
  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...