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  • Eric Cantor theater shows immigration reform coming

    05/29/2014 1:02:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 5/29/14 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>It usually doesn’t hurt, in trying to analyze Washington, to put events through the most cynical filter possible.</p> <p>So how else to consider the following: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, facing a primary challenge, is stepping up his rhetoric on immigration. He has sent fliers to voters that boast Cantor has shut down the plans of President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “give illegal aliens amnesty.”</p>
  • Luis Gutierrez: Without Amnesty George W. Bush Last Republican President

    05/20/2014 2:31:39 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who suggested on Monday that "every institution" in America should ignore the nation's immigration laws until Congress passes amnesty legislation, said President George W. Bush will go down as the last Republican president in history if Congress does not act on immigration. "I give you George W. Bush--the man who will go down in history as the last Republican president in American history," Gutierrez said Tuesday on the House Floor. He added: If you do nothing on immigration, I guess you can take comfort in knowing that from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, you had...
  • 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...
  • Congressman's $200,000 loan (amnesty cheerleader)

    03/22/2014 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 10/29/08 | Robert Becker, Todd Lighty and Dan Mihalopoulos, w/
    CIRCA 2008 Democrat Cong Luis Gutierrez personally lobbied then-Democrat Mayor Richard Daley to back a controversial multimillion-dollar development for a campaign contributor who had just lent the congressman $200,000 in a real estate deal. Now Gutierrez's unusual gesture of support is under federal scrutiny.Gutierrez's July 7, 2004, letter to Daley -- written on U.S. House stationery -- is part of a federal grand juryi nvestigation. Gutierrez said there is no connection between the loan and his support for the Galewood Yards project, which is not in his district.....he said his involvement was "extremely minimal" and "entirely appropriate." Key events in...
  • Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids?

    02/25/2014 2:05:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | february 25, 2014
    Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping. “Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
  • Florida Democrat: Without immigration reform, where will we get our landscapers and maids?

    02/25/2014 3:43:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, a rare example of a politician articulating the subtext of the evergreen “jobs Americans won’t do” euphemism. She’s not the only prominent Democrat to do that lately. A couple of weeks ago, amnesty shill extraordinaire Luis Gutierrez told C-SPAN that America needs immigrants (i.e. illegal immigrants) because, without them, “who would be working in the fields?” Who, he wondered, would be doing the “dirty backbreaking filthy work of working in agriculture” that endless millions of unemployed Americans allegedly consider beneath them? And it’s not just Democrats: On Twitter, Benjy Sarlin points out that Haley Barbour is...
  • 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...
  • Castro: No Split Among Democrats on Immigration Reform

    10/30/2013 7:15:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | October 30, 2013 | Julián Aguilar
    Though they have disagreements on some policy aspects of immigration reform, congressional Democrats are not advocating a quiet, do-nothing approach in order to stockpile ammo for the next election, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said Wednesday. Castro, D-San Antonio, said that despite recent statements by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. — a firebrand on the immigration issue — there isn't a wedge within the party on the issue. “No Democrat has told me, ‘Let’s not pass something because we want to use this in next year’s election,’” he said. “I think there are legitimate concerns among Democrats, especially what policy concessions...
  • Rangel says police tightened his handcuffs at immigration arrest

    10/12/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/11/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rtightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better ep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday. Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall. “I think they were trying to help me, but the cuffs were so tight that when I said loosen up the cuffs — and I wasn’t cursing then — in an attempt to loosen it up, one of the rookie cops actually tightened it,” he said....
  • Disheartened media whispers news that amnesty has died in the House

    09/22/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Pity the poor media. What are the Left’s shock troops of propaganda to do? What are they to do? Friday the House Gang of Seven lost its final two Republicans. The new configuration making it a Gang of Five Democrats has no chance of forcing America to except illegal aliens as equals. The votes they counted on to retake the House and hold the Senate won’t be there. To its great shame, with the exception of the Washington Post, the Democrat cheerleaders in the media have ignored the story. In a somber report the WaPo’s report on this major blow...
  • Gutierrez: 40-50 House GOP will back reform of immigration (video)

    Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.
  • 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.
  • Dream 9 still awaiting deportation outcome

    07/27/2013 6:41:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 07/26/2013 | Jacquellena Carrero and Brian Latimer
    After four days in detention, the Dream 9 are still waiting to find out their future. But immigrant advocacy groups are stepping up the pressure. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance has collected signatures from 22 members of Congress in a letter urging President Obama to grant the Dreamers humanitarian parole and bring them home. The letter campaign will continue throughout the weekend with an announcement on Monday of the legislators who support bringing the Dream 9 home. Congressman Luis Gutierrez has already expressed his support of the Bring Them Home campaign on his Facebook page. “My staff met with Maria...
  • ERLC: Child immigrants need different status

    07/26/2013 3:11:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    townhall.com/news ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | Baptist Press
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- People brought into the United States illegally as children should not be treated in the same way as undocumented immigrants who entered as adults, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist told members of Congress. Barrett Duke of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission also testified that the immigration reform bill approved by the Senate needs some improvement. Duke, the ERLC's vice president for public policy, was one of the witnesses at a July 23 hearing before a House of Representatives subcommittee. The panel considered the status of those whose parents brought them to this country as illegal...
  • House Dem calls for Trayvon Martin hearings

    07/16/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Caroline May
    Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Gutierrez wrote that the committee must hold hearings on the matter “as soon as possible.” “When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done, whether the underlying law is just, and whether federal legislation could help avoid another tragic death like the death of Trayvon Martin,” Gutierrez wrote. George...
  • Gutierrez: Boehner a 'Friend and Ally' in Immigration Reform Fight

    06/27/2013 1:17:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D – IL) told Breitbart News on Wednesday he thinks Speaker John Boehner (R – OH) supports passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill. “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...
  • 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.
  • Puerto Rico Narrowly Votes to Become 51st State (And What Has Obama Said About It?)

    11/07/2012 10:00:07 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/2012 | Erica Ritz
    A majority of Puerto Ricans voted to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state yesterday in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States and nearly 54 percent sought to change it, while 46 percent favored the status quo with ninety-six percent of precincts reporting. The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received...
  • Activists Warn of Possible Dangers of Deferred Action in Video

    08/16/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies
    Hispanically speaking news ^ | Aug. 15, 2012 | Hispanically Speaking News
    A group of pro-immigrant activists in Chicago on Tuesday released an informational video warning about the possible dangers of deferred action, which on Wednesday will begin to register undocumented young people who want to try and postpone deportation. The video, “Defer the Bulls—t,” may be seen online at www.moratoriumondeportations.org and is an effort to resist the government’s alleged disinformation campaign about the program. “While some youth may have a chance at relief, Deferred Action is at best insufficient, and at worst misleading, dangerous and deliberately deceptive,” said Jose Herrera of the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign on Tuesday. Some 20 members...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Video of Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez Being Arrested in Front of the White House - 5/1/10

    05/01/2010 6:30:42 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 509+ views
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez (appears at around the :50 mark) being arrested outside the White House today as he took part in an Immigration Rally/Protest. Gutierrez wore a T-Shirt that said, "Arrest Me, Not My Friends," as he protested with dozens of others. The protest sought to put pressure on President Obama to push for passage of an Immigration Bill in Congress. He should be so proud. It's always a great example for a lawmaker to break the law.
  • VIDEO: Latino Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez Arrested In Front Of White House

    05/01/2010 2:36:53 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 35 replies · 1,567+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    FOX News reports Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) had planned to be arrested for civil disobedience.
  • Dems vigilant on Puerto Rico bill [Hispanic Dems want to kill it]

    04/29/2010 11:08:50 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 98 replies · 3,612+ views
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    Dems vigilant on Puerto Rico bill Two of the most prominent Hispanic Democrats in Congress are continuing their all-out offensive to kill a bill that would mandate a vote on Puerto Rico’s political status. And they’re taking direct aim at their leadership. Democratic Reps. Nydia Velazquez (N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) sent out an e-mail to members of Congress Thursday morning urging them to vote no on the Puerto Rican Democracy Act, which would allow the island’s residents to vote yes or no on whether they want to continue their political status. If that vote garnered a majority who didn’t...
  • Liberal Congressman Agrees With Glenn Beck on Toxicity of Stealth Puerto Rico Status Bill

    04/29/2010 9:28:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 860+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shhh! Don't tell anybody but Congress is scheduled to vote today on H.R. 2499, a bill that could end up paving the way to Puerto Rican statehood, that is being presented with such incredible stealth that it has been given almost no coverage in the mainstream media. In fact, about the only person in the media shining a light on this bill until recently has been Glenn Beck. Liberals can be expected to write off Beck's criticisms of H.R. 2499 as just another example of "right-wing kookery." Frances Martel of Mediaite has already mocked Beck for his opposition to this...
  • Dem to Obama: Push immigration or I’ll tell Latino voters to stay home

    04/20/2010 8:21:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 72 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/10 | Russell Berman and Bob Cusack
    A congressman from the president’s home state is threatening that he will urge Latino voters to stay home this November if the Democratic Party does not make a concerted effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) is arguably President Barack Obama’s biggest Democratic critic in Congress. And he’s not fond of Obama’s top advisers at the White House, either. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) member has strongly criticized the administration’s policy on deportation and questioned its commitment to far-reaching reform. Some Democrats have felt little urgency in pursuing the controversial issue, partly because they see no risk...
  • Rep. Brian Billbray: Rep. Gutierrez is Creating the Next Wave of Illegal Immigration

    12/16/2009 10:04:36 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 12/15/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Representative Luis Gutierrez (D, IL) will introduce another stab at "comprehensive immigration reform" this month and it's been given another one of those Orwellian names that you know means the opposite of what it says in the title. Gutierrez is calling this mess the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009, or the CIR ASAP -- in other words Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP. The simple fact of the matter is that, regardless of the name, this legislation will do nothing whatever to help our security or our prosperity. In fact it will damage both. In his...
  • Gutierrez Immigration Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    11/21/2009 9:45:29 AM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 637+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 21 | Ruben Navarrette
    They always say Hispanics do jobs that other Americans won’t do. Believe it. You even see it in Congress. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is getting ready to do something that none of his non-Hispanic colleagues are the least bit anxious to do: introduce a bill calling for comprehensive immigration reform. Why the hesitation? Simple: grabbing hold of this thorny issue is a sure way to lose friends and infuriate people. Here are three things to keep in mind about the legislation: (1) It will likely be the template for what Gutierrez recently predicted would be a rebooting of the immigration...
  • Latino Lawmaker Rips Obama for Making It Harder for Illegals to Buy Private Insurance

    09/15/2009 5:22:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 1,251+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 15, 2009 | Elizabeth Gorman and Teddy Davis
    ... President Obama was blasted by a top Latino ally on Monday for modifying his health-care plan in the face of conservative criticism. The criticism was leveled in Spanish by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois who was the first Latino member of Congress to endorse Barack Obama for president. Referring to the Obama administration, Gutierrez said: "Those who should be our friends, our allies, are more and more giving Rep. (Joe) Wilson, R-S.C., exactly what he wants to continue with this prejudice against our community." Gutierrez, who made his remarks in Washington, D.C., while participating in a panel...
  • Congressman Reprimands Father of Teen

    04/03/2009 6:11:49 PM PDT · by Baladas · 42 replies · 3,195+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 03, 2009 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In emotional testimony before a House joint panel this week, a Virginia man recalled the death of his teenage daughter in 2007 – a death caused by an illegal immigrant who was driving drunk and who had been arrested twice before the crime, but was not deported. “Two years ago this week, my 16-year-old daughter, Tessa, and her best friend Allison were killed as they were sitting at in intersection waiting for a red light to change,” Ray Tranchant said, as friends placed a photograph of Tessa Tranchant on an easel behind him. Since his daughter’s death, Tranchant,...
  • Immigration policy debate set to begin -- again

    03/07/2009 8:19:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 531+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/7/09 | Matt O'Brien
    SAN FRANCISCO — The 109th and 110th editions of the U.S. Congress debated and battled but never came up with a major immigration bill that its members could pass. Whether the 111th Congress will fare any better remains to be seen. In the first of what is likely to be many more salvos, a Chicago-area congressman will be touring the Bay Area this weekend, issuing a faith-focused call to make immigration reform a national priority — even as foreclosures, health care and urgent economic troubles vie for President Barack Obama's attention. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat, is scheduled to...
  • Activists: help discredit Luis Gutierrez on his nationwide tour for amnesty

    02/25/2009 9:53:00 AM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 31 replies · 2,279+ views
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 2/25/09 | self
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez and his friends from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be conducting a nationwide tour to push for "comprehensive immigration reform", i.e., amnesty. What I need you to do is to organize local efforts to go to these meetings and ask him or his nationally-known colleagues questions designed to discredit them. Video of that can then be uploaded to Youtube. Note that I'm talking about questions designed to show that they're lying or not telling the whole truth or that they haven't thought through the impacts of their policies. I'm not talking about rants, open ended questions, and...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Obama's AG Choice was Key Figure in Clinton Terrorist Clemency Controversy

    11/20/2008 2:47:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 722+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | November 20, 2008 | Matthew Cover
    Most notable among the petitions for clemency granted during Holder’s tenure is the request from 16 members of a Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group, the Armed Forces of National Liberation, known by its Spanish acronym FALN, which engaged in a robbery and terror campaign in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and 1980s. The clemency petition, which was supported by Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-N.Y.), Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), became the subject of fiery controversy after it was revealed that none of the convicted terrorists had renounced violence and that their victims had not been...
  • Democrats Unaware of US Warning About Border Violence

    05/22/2008 3:29:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 20 replies · 152+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 22, 2008 | Penny Starr
    Three Democratic lawmakers who spoke Wednesday about alleged anti-immigrant coverage by conservative media outlets were not aware of a recent State Department travel alert warning Americans about military-like "combat" along the southern U.S. border in Mexico, where Americans are being kidnapped and murdered. "The situation in northern Mexico remains very fluid; the location and timing of future armed engagements there cannot be predicted," said the State Department alert. "Armed robberies and carjackings, apparently unconnected to the narcotics-related violence, have increased in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez. Dozens of U.S. citizens were kidnapped and/or murdered in Tijuana in 2007." When asked about...
  • House to see immigration bill

    03/22/2007 5:46:25 AM PDT · by radar101 · 13 replies · 484+ views
    SACBEE ^ | 22 March 2007 | Dave Montgomery
    Plan would grant temporary legal status to millions and offer a path to citizenship.WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan legislation to be unveiled today in the House of Representatives would offer temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants but would require them to leave the country before they could be eligible for permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. The bill by Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is the first major immigration legislation to be introduced in the current session of Congress, as lawmakers address the status of more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. A comprehensive Senate immigration...
  • "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" to be Introduced Tomorrow!

    03/21/2007 9:32:35 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 72 replies · 1,553+ views
    fairus.org ^ | 03.21.07
    March 21, 2007 Yesterday, Congressmen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) held a conference call with reporters in which they announced their intention to introduce a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill on Thursday. There were few substantive details released at that time, but sources tell us that at the very least, the bill will contain some sort of amnesty provision for illegal aliens currently in the United States. This morning, CongressDaily reports that Congressmen Flake and Gutierrez, who had been participating in negotiations with Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) about the components of a new immigration bill,...
  • 2 Dem. Congressmen Won't Challenge Daley ( downright giddy Jesse Jackson Jr )

    11/09/2006 10:49:32 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 607+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2006 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    Two Democratic congressmen who could have mounted formidable challenges to longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced Thursday that they will not run for mayor next year because of their party's new found power in Congress. The power shift on Capitol Hill bodes well for both Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Luis Gutierrez. "More than any time since I took my initial oath of office, I am excited, eager, and downright giddy about the prospects in Washington," said Jackson, the son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. "In short, Tuesday's election made for a big night, and a new day." Jackson said...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/8 and 4/9/06 (not the live thread)

    04/07/2006 4:32:23 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 51 replies · 1,162+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/7/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for DATE HERE (not the live thread)Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Don't believe what the dinosaur media is telling you about November, but don't discount it, either Topics: "Runs, Hits and Errors"A discussion of GOP prospects (from OpinionJournal web site) After Tom DeLay's departure, how bad does November's election now look for Republicans, and can they do anything to stop a rout? The 2006 elections: With DeLay out of the picture, can the GOP get its mojo back? (FNC web site)Baseball steroids (from OpinionJournal web site) Major League Baseball finally confronts...
  • Reps Tancredo, Gutierrez engage in nasty exchange

    03/16/2006 1:12:11 PM PST · by dennisw · 111 replies · 4,589+ views
    rockymountainnews ^ | March 16, 2006 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tom Tancredo and an Illinois congressman traded charges of racism during a heated confrontation following a televised appearance Wednesday on immigration reform, both their congressional offices confirmed today. Tancredo and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., are frequent sparring partners on the talk show circuit as Congress works to pass some version of immigration reform. Tancredo is a leading advocate of tougher enforcement against illegal immigrants and people who hire them. Gutierrez, the son of Mexican immigrants, calls Tancredo's approach "ugly policy" motivated by racism. On Wednesday, they appeared together on CNBC, and when the cameras stopped rolling the...
  • Politicians beat up on American Girl doll

    02/02/2005 12:10:30 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 68 replies · 1,975+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | ANDREW HERRMANN
    Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Chicago) Tuesday invited the president of the company that makes American Girl dolls to visit Pilsen after the firm angered some Hispanics by describing the neighborhood in a storybook as "dangerous.'' Meanwhile, Ald. Daniel Solis (25th) said he had set up a meeting for next week with a representative from Mattel, American Girl's parent company, to discuss what he said was "probably an unintended mistake.'' The Wisconsin-based American Girl rankled some when it set the back story of a new doll in Chicago. The storybook describes how a Mexican-American girl named Marisol Luna moves to suburban...