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Gutierrez is my representative? Hooray!

Gutierrez is my representative? Hooray!

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.


6 Responses to Gutierrez is my representative? Hooray!

  1. Jasmine

    I am so proud of Rep. Gutierrez for continuing to fight and defend the Dreamers. This man is bold and is really putting his life, job and beliefs for what we feel and believe is right and that is for Congress to pass the Dream Act. Sadly, I wish Obama would do the same cause being a President of the United States does not just come with having power, but having a (strong) backbone to stand on. It is also sad that Obama ADMITTED to Gutierrez (back in April 2011, in a meeting at the White House) that he DOES have the power to bypass Congress and enact the Dream Act. But for some reason, in my opinion, I really believe that Obama will do it in 2012 because 1: he needs the Latino vote to get re-elected and 2: cause it is an election year. But that’s just my opinion. Let’s see what happens. Only God knows and believe me, the Lord reveals things in mysterious ways.

  2. Jasmine

    I am so proud of Rep. Gutierrez for continuing to fight and defend the Dreamers. This man is bold and is really putting his life, job and beliefs for what we feel and believe is right and that is for Congress to pass the Dream Act. Sadly, I wish Obama would do the same cause being a President of the United States does not just come with having power, but having a (strong) backbone to stand on. It is also sad that Obama ADMITTED to Gutierrez (back in April 2011, in a meeting at the White House) that he DOES have the power to bypass Congress and enact the Dream Act. But for some reason, in my opinion, I really believe that Obama will do it in 2012 because 1: he needs the Latino vote to get re-elected and 2: cause it is an election year. But that’s just my opinion. Let’s see what happens. Only God knows and believe me, the Lord reveals things in mysterious ways.Amen!

  3. Brittanicus

    Those in Washington who are discussing discretionary spending and the debt ceiling, are already planning cutting funds from National Parks and National Monuments, thousands of Post offices are on the condemned list and states are in an equal dilemma, having to cut-back on their State parks and recreation areas and many other agencies. The post 1986 Immigration Control or Reform Act, a bloody job killing amnesty, is still resonating today and will in our future years. And now the illegal immigration has spread like a virus, so we must congratulate Legislators who cleverly placed the blind fold over America’s eyes, completely ignoring the nightmare that was to come for us all. Millions of those itinerant foreigners began the Chain Migration horror that taxpayers are now paying for.When (Fair) analyzed the cost of illegal immigration and its nationwide deficit, they came up with a stunning figure of $113 billion dollars annually, while illegal alien revenue to the government coffers was a total amount of $13Billion dollars and change. Not included in these illegal foreign labor is wages leaving the country to foreign nations, estimated to be 46 Billion dollars.Our economy is sinking and the Obama administration is insisting on passage of another Amnesty failure. Heritage Foundation has stated that cost for processing , Social Security will have an expenditure of 2.5 Trillion dollars, when we are still arguing in Congress of raising our debt ceiling.

  4. Delaware Bob

    It’s a shame they couldn’t keep Gutierrez in jail. He is a disgrace the way he panders to those who are in this country illegally.

    Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn’t be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let’s get rid of these illegal aliens! Let’s get them back to their own Country where they belong!

    Illegal immigration is a cancer, it has to be eradicated not tolerated.


  5. No human being is illegal. If someone isn’t 100% Native American, s/he really can’t complain about “illegals” coming into our country. None of us “belong here” except the Native Americans, really.

    My Polish ancestors didn’t have to wait 20 years to come here. They hopped on a boat, checked in at Ellis Island, then moved into an all-Polish neighborhood in Chicago. My African ancestors were slaves so you know how that story goes…

    The DREAM act isn’t an “instant citizenship” law anyway. It’s a path to citizenship.

    Gutierrez only represents Illinois district 4, by the way…

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