Showing posts with label Luis Gutierrez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Luis Gutierrez. Show all posts

Saturday, August 1, 2015

[VIDEO] Rep. Gutierrez LOSES IT in venomous meltdown after HIS words are used against him during testimony

Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an illegal-immigration activist,  proved he can’t handle the truth as he became completely unhinged when confronted with his own words by an immigration expert.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about the dangers of “sanctuary city” policies.
When Gutierrez took the floor he accused Vaughan of not being informed and said she was “exploiting” the murder of Kate Steinle, the young woman who was murdered by a 5-time-deported illegal criminal, to make a buck.
Vaughan had angered Gutierrez by repeatedly referencing a remark he had made about Steinle’s murder.  Gutierrez had told Telemundo during an interview on July 16 (emphasis added), “Every time a little thing like this happens, [Republicans] use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated.”
Gutierrez’s testimony offered the Steinle family a few platitudes about his “sympathies,” but he was only able to keep it together for a short while.
“Apparently people have decided to besmirch people’s reputation, and take their words, and exploit the death of a beautiful young American woman… But don’t exploit a young woman’s death in order to receive a paycheck to put food on your table,” Gutierrez said.
“You should find a more decent and practical way about going about your living,” he shouted.
What an ironic thing to hear from the mouth of a career politician from Illinois.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

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 if they enrolled in either college or the military and did not break any laws. 
Gutierrez said the president should "definitely look at" expanding that policy to all 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally, if efforts to reform the nation's laws remain stymied in the Republican-controlled House.
"I think that those who call on the President of the United States to re-evaluate his actions on the dreamers and expand it — I think that’s something the President of the United States should definitely look at, and begin to evaluate how he brings that about," he said. "I think he should think about that."

In an interview with Telemundo in September, the president said that advocates of immigration reform shouldn't expect him to use prosecutorial discretion to address the issue if Congress is unable to agree to reform legislation.

Obama said doing so would mean "essentially … ignoring the law" and would be "very difficult to defend legally."

Sunday, September 22, 2013


On Friday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who had been working with six other Representatives to write the House's version of a comprehensive immigration bill, conceded that his group's legislation was effectively dead.

“It’s just not gonna happen now," he said. 
Gutierrez, a vocal advocate of immigration reform and a member of the House's "gang of seven," told the Washington Post that the House will not likely go forward with his bill "anytime in the near future." The bill would have provided a pathway to citizenship for the country's illegal immigrants.
“It doesn’t appear that we’re going to move forward with the group of seven,” Gutierrezsaid. “The process is stalled. I don’t believe we’re going to produce a bill anytime soon."
According to the Washington Post, Republicans like Reps. John Carter (R-TX) and Sam Johnson (R-TX) who were a part of the gang of seven "are set to publicly announce that the gang of seven plan is not going to happen." They reportedly "backed away from reform because they caught heat from conservative constituents who wanted more border security." Gutierrez also said the House Republican leadership fell out of favor with the "gang of seven" plan. 
The House, though, may still bring up a series of piecemeal bills in order to ultimately go to conference with the Senate, where many conservatives opposed to amnesty believeproponents of a pathway to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants would win.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has said that a pathway to citizenship had to be a"fundamental principle" of any immigration bill Congress passes. He has also indicated that should the two chambers go to conference, many of the key provisions in the Senate bill, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of working class Americans, would win out. 
President Barack Obama also recently said comprehensive immigration reform was his "number-one priority."

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