Rep. Luis Gutierrez (WGN photo)
I am often proud to say that I am a resident of Pilsen. Today though, I am extra-proud, because our government officials, okay, one of our government officials, is not afraid to stick it to the man.
Well, all he did was sit by the White House even though police told him to move, but still. Stickin’ it!
My U.S. representative, Luis Gutierrez, was arrested in D.C. yesterday along with ten other people. They were protesting the current immigration policy, which is deporting undocumented immigrants with roots, such as children, in the United States.
Or so I think. Someone enlighten me if that’s not exactly the case.
Anyway, yay that a politician representing me is not afraid to protest peacefully for immigrants’ rights! I like when the political beliefs of my representatives actually match mine. I think it so strange that a nation of immigrants is anti-immigrant. I mean, look at this. Don’t look too long, or your eyes might bleed. I don’t think my Polish ancestors had to navigate that mess one hundred years ago…
Thank you, Gutierrez, for advocating for something better! Anyone know what he is going to do next? I know he previously was one of the main backers of the failed DREAM Act. Isn’t Illinois trying to pass its own version? You can also talk to me @CMarieHarrell.