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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

U.S. Representative of Illinois; Democrat; a vile but buffoonish racial demagogue and very strong supporter of illegal immigration; born in Chicago of Puerto Rican descent. Assuming that he'll put his own interests and the interests of Latinos far ahead of the interests of the U.S. as a whole is usually a very safe bet.

* Just recently, he's warned about civil disobedience without amnesty, and even spoke out against an enforcement action in Arizona against a human smuggling operation.

* Has advanced various amnesties (2004, 2007 with Jeff Flake, and 2009). He laughed about one of the provisions of the Flake amnesty being just a "symbolic gesture".

* In August 2008, he called DHS agents "Gestapo agents"

* In 2006, he tried to get Illinois to give home loans to illegal aliens, with a better interest rate than veterans got.

* Recipient of one of Mexico's highest awards for foreigners.

* Has held events and tours promoting amnesty.

* In 2006, he used the "gringo" slur against Tom Tancredo.

* He and Rep. Joe Baca wrote an editorial demanding a moratorium on immigration raids in "our communities".

* In 2007, he was to meet with Mexican officials to discuss amnesty.

* He supports "a common land, language, life and history, which translates into a common culture", but he said that referring to Puerto Rico.

* He spoke at the National Immigrant Rights Strategy Convention; one of the major conveners of that event was Jorge Mujica, an official with Mexico's PRD party.

* He spoke at the March 10 Chicago pro-illegal immigration march (Thousands Flood Loop In Protest); Mujica was also one of the organizers of that rally through the March 10 Committee.

Affiliation: Democratic Party

See all the posts below for even more information on him.

Last modified Feb 20, 2011
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Democrats, far-left praise Marco Rubio's immigration moves (NCLR; Sharry; IPC; Obama and Gutierrez spox) - 01/20/13

... Douglas Rivlin, spokesman for Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) (source: peekURL.com/zrXnxXh ): "[Rubio's proposal is] generally encouraging". That might not seem like much, except Rivlin is a very strong supporter of illegal immigration and he's not wont to praise Republicans, see his name's link. His boss is an even stronger supporter. Gutierrez went as far as calling ICE agents "Gestapo agents...

Luis Gutierrez: Paul Ryan says amnesty is "the right thing to do" - 11/15/12

Alleged U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez said on tonight's Eliot Spitzer show on Current TV that Rep. Paul Ryan thinks amnesty is the "right thing to do" ( video: peekURL.com/zjn3fmY ). Bearing in mind that Gutierrez will say and do anything to gain race-based power via amnesty (aka comprehensive immigration reform), it has a ring of truth considering that Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative and...

Luis Gutierrez turns on his former amnesty buddy Jeff Flake (immigration, Richard Carmona) - 10/26/12

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (see the link) has turned on his former associate Rep. Jeff Flake. Back in 2007, they sponsored the STRIVE Act immigration amnesty together. Nowadays, Gutierrez has this to say ( peekURL.com/zDJbt32 ): "Congressman Flake was once a close ally on the immigration reform issue to secure the border, create legal immigration channels, and get the millions of immigrants who live...

Immigrants' List are immigration lawyers; Daniel Strauss and Huffington Post don't reveal that (Immigration Heroes List) - 01/17/12

... Bob Menendez. Representatives Luis Gutierrez, Zoe Lofgren Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Randy Parraz (led recall drive against Russell Pearce of Arizona) ---------------

Obama voting push: relaxes Green Card wait time for illegal alien family members (Luis Gutierrez) - 01/06/12

... change due to lobbying by Rep. Luis Gutierrez? UPDATE: Luis Gutierrez is declaring victory (contacto-latino.com/news/3025546/ obama-adopts-some-of-rep-gutierrez-recommendations-to-help-immigrants- avoid-10-year-exile-for-legal-immigration-status/): "I am happy and excited that the President is taking this step," Rep. Gutierrez said. "On the immigration administrative fixes I have been fighting...

DHS gives in to Luis Gutierrez demand to halt a deportation; Gutierrez keeps promoting bad policy - 01/04/12

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) recently attempted to block the deportation of an illegal alien who'd been put in deportation proceedings, and the Department of Homeland Security gave in. He recounts it at the Huffington Post, at the same time as promoting a very bad immigration policy (link). His tale concerns woman in Alabama who'd been stopped by local police for a moving violation (not...

Obama's mini-amnesty is so bad Luis Gutierrez supports it - 08/31/11

... enough to win the support of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (see the link). At a press conference yesterday at the Mexican government-linked Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (see that link too), Gutierrez said (link): "The President recognizes that too many families and innocent bystanders were getting caught up in his effort to deport serious criminals and he has acted to address that,...

Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... Becerra, John Conyers, Zoe Lofgren, Luis Gutierrez, Silvestre Reyes. Then, Sandweg conducted another conference call with "immigration groups". These are a veritable galaxy of illegal immigration supporters, and none of them represent the views of the great majority of Americans on immigration: MAJOR/NOTEWORTHY: * Center for American Progress: Angela Kelley, Marshall Fitz, Winnie Stachelberg *...

Liberals: how are Luis Gutierrez and Pramila Jayapal trying to mislead you? - 06/25/11

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez and Pramila Jayapal of OneAmerica offer "President Obama must push harder on immigration reform" (link) which misleads and tries to pull heartstrings in order to promote comprehensive immigration reform. I could easily show how it's wrong, but instead I invite my liberal/Democrat readers who support comprehensive immigration reform (or similar) to do so in...

Luis Gutierrez: "I have only one loyalty, and that's to the immigrant community" (+the Hispanic MLK; Sharry; Munoz; Jacoby) - 11/30/10

... puffball article about U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez called "Keeping Obama to His Word" [1]. Rather than calling him on his clear ethnic nationalism or his many questionable statements and actions (see his name's link), Campo-Flores concentrates on whether Gutierrez' aggressive tactics are a liability or not for getting comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty) and the anti-American DREAM Act....

Luis Gutierrez' CIR ASAP amnesty has 100+ co-sponsors (Honda, Polis, Weiner, Serrano) - 06/24/10

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez conducted yet another pro-comprehensive immigration reform event today, this in support of his CIRASAP ("Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act") amnesty. It's reached the milestone of over 100 co-sponsors, and per this those speaking in support included Reps. Barbara Lee, Anthony Weiner, and Jared Polis; Campus Progress (part of the...

Obama slams Arizona immigration law at press conference with Mexico's president - 05/19/10

Video of the first part of Barack Obama and Felipe Calderon of Mexico speaking earlier today at the White House is at peekURL.com/vogmji4 and the second part is at peekURL.com/vcwo6we Obama issues his stock speech in support of comprehensive immigration reform; see this for some of the components. Then, he says:

Brewer signs Arizona immigration law; far-left begins opposition (MALDEF, America's Voice, Phil Gordon) - 04/23/10

Earlier today, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law the tough immigration bill from Russell Pearce (link). Video of her signing and brief remarks are at peekURL.com/vm1nzd1 Someone tries to ask her a gotcha question about how to spot illegal aliens at peekURL.com/vmlxvwr ; she kind of flubs the answer and should have just responded with the fact that the Border Patrol and others involved...

Luis Gutierrez threatens to discourage Latino voting unless amnesty; says there might be civil disobedience - 04/20/10

From this: (Rep. Luis Gutierrez) 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. ..."We can stay home," Gutierrez said in an interview with The Hill. "We can say, 'You know what? There is a third option: We can refuse to participate.'" ...[Gutierrez] speaks of “anger,...

Luis Gutierrez *complains* about Arizona human trafficking sweep - 04/17/10

Rep. Luis Gutierrez offers "Obama Must Act To Ease Arizona's Deportation Panic" (link), showing for the millionth or so time that the far-left has little or no interest in immigration enforcement. The far-left is strongly behind comprehensive immigration reform, something that would supposedly contain increased enforcement. Yet, they support that part of "reform" in completely bad faith: if "...

Hispanic leader promises civil disobedience without amnesty; Harold Meyerson helps (Casa de Maryland) - 03/17/10

Discussing March 21's big illegal immigration march, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson says (link):

Central American countries to present own immigration "reform" plan to U.S.; praise for Gutierrez scheme - 12/22/09

... recent proposal from (U.S.) Rep. Luis Gutierrez and they're very happy that they're on the same page ("Coincidir en líneas estratégicas con la propuesta del congresista nos alegra muchísimo, porque estamos en la línea correcta").

Read about CIR ASAP: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009" (Luis Gutierrez) - 12/11/09

... Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Rep. Luis Gutierrez will introduce an amnesty bill called the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009". His announcement (luisgutierrez.house.gov/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1406) provides no details, however: 1. Details on the bill will be provided here when it becomes available; expect it to be a bit on the far-left side and...

Luis Gutierrez' bogus "hire Americans first" amnesty provision - 11/27/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez will supposedly introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill shortly, and he's already released a summary of one of the provisions. Per this, he said his bill will include: "language that guarantees that no American citizen, no one born in the United States of America, will ever lose a job opportunity to someone who is foreign born." 1. This is "boob bait for Bubba", a...

Gutierrez unveils immigration "reform" bill principles at Washington DC rally (RI4A, CHC,NCIC,religious leaders) - 10/13/09

... rally in Washington DC. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force) laid out outlines of a bill he'll supposedly be introducing later this year. The specifics aren't known but it will be very lax and probably won't include the "symbolic gestures" from the bill he co-authored with Jeff Flake. Others attending were Nydia Velazquez (Chair of the...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants illegal aliens in healthcare exchange; emulate Blue Dogs for amnesty - 09/15/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez - a buffoonish fervent supporter of illegal immigration - recently spoke out in favor of allowing illegal aliens into the Obama healthcare "exchange". Per ABC News (link), speaking in Spanish at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute function, he said:

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....

Immigration strawman arguments about: civil rights abuses, 287g, family separation, "stateless" children, alternative detention, eVerify - 05/09/09

... separation, specifically referencing Luis Gutierrez' "Family Unity Tour" and including this: But he [the strawman] forgets that children can travel to their parents’ home countries with them. And the federal government may even cover the cost if the family cannot afford it... In most cases, the children will be welcomed abroad as citizens of their parents' home countries -- so they won't be "...

David Montgomery /WaPo: nearly no real reporting in Luis Gutierrez puff piece - 05/08/09

... far-left amnesty supporter Rep. Luis Gutierrez and his recent "Family Unity Tour" that completely fails to call him on his many disreputable statements, such as the time he called ICE agents "Gestapo agents". The article fails to call Gutierrez on the many huge flaws in the comprehensive immigration reform that he supports. This is the only part of the article that discusses actual policy:...

DHS "Domestic Extremism Lexicon" includes wider range of groups - 05/01/09

... but see the comment here about Luis Gutierrez and Nydia Velazquez being U.S. leaders of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. They later lobbied Bill Clinton to pardon Puerto Rico terrorists (long article here). Gutierrez also "sent" a staffer to Rod Blagojevich who'd been imprisoned in regards to a terrorist act.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting screens pro-illegal immigration film on Capitol Hill ("Made in L.A.") - 04/24/09

Earlier today, the pro-illegal immigration movie "Made in L.A." was screened on Capitol Hill for various politicians and others; a list is at [1]. Not only were those who are public servants wasting time watching movies on the U.S.'s dime, but the further involvement of PBS cranks it up a notch: Senior Vice President of Television Content at the Corporation For Public Broadcasting Ted Garcia...

Luis Gutierrez pushing "loophole-riddled" payday lending bill after receiving donations from industry - 04/10/09

From this: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who heads the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, is pushing a loophole-riddled bill that would allow payday lenders to charge annual interest rates of nearly 400 percent - a proposal widely condemned by consumer advocates and some liberal Democrats, who want to put payday lenders out of business altogether...

Andrew Rosenthal /NYT melting down: lies about opponents; defends MALDEF; wrong about Saenz? - 03/23/09

Andrew Rosenthal - editorial page editor of the New York Times - continues his slow-motion melt-down in "Obama Flinches on Immigration" (link). He keys off the selection of Thomas Perez rather than Thomas Saenz in an attempt to get Barack Obama to support comprehensive immigration reform. Here's the background on the Perez/Saenz issue.

Obama meets with Congressional Hispanic Caucus over immigration "reform"; trip to Mexico; public forum - 03/18/09

... content-free statements from Luis Gutierrez and Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change are at [2]. So far nothing that shocking or newsworthy has emerged; both Obama and the CHC are strong supporters of giving an amnesty and other benefits to illegal aliens. The only question is how much Obama is willing to push it and when. The two points below indicate that a push might begin in...

Nancy Pelosi: immigration enforcement separating families is "un-American" (Luis Gutierrez, Kelly Zito) - 03/08/09

... Congressional Hispanic Caucus and led by Luis Gutierrez. Because Zito doesn't provide full quotes and because she doesn't even once use the word "illegal" or even "undocumented", it's not clear just how stupid the remarks from Nancy Pelosi were: "Our future is about our children," Pelosi told a crowd of mostly Latino families at St. Anthony's Church. No matter if those families arrived two...

Luis Gutierrez' "National Family Unity Tour" to pull heartstrings in support of illegal immigration; ask him a question - 02/25/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez is conducting a nationwide tour where he and his friends will be visiting churches and conducting townhall meetings from coast to coast to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The schedule is below, and what I need you to do is organize a local effort to go to one of these events and make him look bad on video by asking him a tough question designed to show that he's...

Luis Gutierrez: Obama told me to tell you he supports immigration "reform"; amnesty supporters heartened - 12/19/08

... teleconference Thursday, Rep. (Luis Gutierrez) (D-Ill.), said Obama had asked him to relay that he remains committed to a comprehensive solution to repair the nation's immigration system (aka amnesty). Advocates said Obama's Cabinet appointments were a promising sign that he was assembling a strong team to deliver on reform promises, including New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as secretary of...

Luis Gutierrez made $420,000 on real estate deals with political contributors (FBI involved) - 12/08/08

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez made $420,000 on a series of speculative real estate deals, some involving political contributor and Chicago real estate developer Krzysztof Karbowski. And, the FBI is at least looking into some of Gutierrez' past activities: Gutierrez sent a letter to Mayor Richard Daley seeking support for a controversial project built by one of the congressman's political donors who...

Luis Gutierrez will push Obama to pass immigration "reform", calls for end to immigration raids (Joe Baca) - 12/05/08

... sign into law. Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, the House sponsor of a 2007 bill that failed, told a crowd of more than 200 on Capitol Hill that he would work to ensure that Mr. Obama follows through on his campaign promise to sign an immigration overhaul in the first year of his presidency. Presumably many or most of those "immigrants" were actually illegal aliens. It's not clear...

"Tour of the Faithful": Catholic Church, others try to change immigration laws (America's Voice) - 09/13/08

... one of those will probably be Luis Gutierrez. If you want to do something about this, go to one of their events and make points like these and get their responses on video. The only way these "leaders" are able to continue to support "reform" is by avoiding a real debate. Even a line of questioning that isn't "prosecutorial-style" would show the fallacy in their thinking. And, that would have a...

Agriprocessors supervisor pleads guilty - 08/21/08

... isn't known. Previously: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) calls DHS agents "Gestapo agents" (Gebe Martinez/Politico) Luis Gutierrez demagogues Agriprocessors raid, accuses DOJ of lying (Joe Baca, Albio Sires, Jens Manuel Krogstad) 1000 protest in Postville in support of immigration-related abuses; a Rubashkin blames enemies New York Times supports illegal activity, identity theft Federal,...

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 08/15/08

... spoke at that march included Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Chicago mayor Richard Daley, and Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, all members of the Democratic Party. 3. The group that organized the March 10 Chicago march first met on February 15, 2006. The two who convened the meeting were Artemio Arreola (an organizer in a Service Employees International Union local) and Omar Lopez (Chicago Giant put rest...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) calls DHS agents "Gestapo agents" (Gebe Martinez/Politico) - 08/07/08

Alleged U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez - Democrat from Illinois - is quoted in the article "Push needed for immigration reform" (politico . com/news/stories/0808/12321.html) by ethnocentric hack reporter Gebe Martinez as saying: "You know who is in charge now? The Gestapo agents at [the Department of] Homeland Security. They are in charge... I think it is election season, and they have...

Luis Gutierrez, Joe Baca don't want federal enforcement in "their" communities - 08/06/08

Putative U.S. Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Joe Baca offer an editorial called "Mr. President, stop your raids on our communities" (link). Discussing everything wrong with it would take too long, but: 1. What exactly does "our communities" mean? I'm pretty sure they aren't referring to the localities they represent, but have something more ethnic nationalistic in mind.