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Luis Gutierrez


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by Matthew Blake
Thu Jun 28, 2012

After ACA Ruling, Celebration And Uncertainty In Illinois

Illinois health care advocates, organized labor, and Democratic politicians cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling announced this morning that all major provisions of the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010 are constitutional. But there are questions about how Illinois will set up its health care insurance exchange.

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by Matthew Blake
Mon Jun 18, 2012

Gutierrez Hails Obama, Vows To Help With Implementation Of Immigrant Policy Change

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) championed this afternoon President Barack Obama’s Friday announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would enable a large swath of undocumented immigrants under the age of 30 to avoid deportation.

The announcement could mean a work permit, drivers license, and living without the fear of deportation for an estimated 70,000 people in Illinois and 1.4 million people nationally, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the Migration Policy Institute.

But Gutierrez also focused on the implementation of Obama’s executive action, warning that there will be people “who want to exploit and take advantage of this situation” by, for example, making immigrants pay for bogus legal information.

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by Aricka Flowers
Tue Aug 30, 2011

Rep. Gutierrez Plans Forum On Obama's New Deportation Policies

Lauding the Obama administration for its new policies on deportation, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez announced plans to hold a public forum on September 10 to help educate the public on the changes and what they will mean for thousands of families across the nation. The congressman is making the move in hopes of cutting potential scams off at the pass.

"To the community we are saying, 'Be patient and be careful,'" Gutierrez said at a press conference earlier today. "We do not want you to fall victim to false promises and those who would exploit your hopes and fears for profit. We will work hard in the coming days to clarify these new policies and get you correct information."

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by Robert Dietz
Mon Apr 11, 2011

Gutierrez On 20-City Tour To Pressure White House On Immigration

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez isn't going away. He recently kicked off a 20-city tour to make sure the White House keeps its promise of enacting immigration reform. The move comes as President Obama faces serious challenges both at home and abroad on several fronts -- the ongoing budget talks with Congressional Republicans, continued strikes in Libya, while the military is already fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the beginning of the 2012 re-election campaign.

PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Jan 14, 2011

Gutierrez Blasts Emanuel On Immigration

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, one of the leading advocates for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, said Rahm Emanuel "has not stood up for immigrants."

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by Progress Illinois
Wed Dec 8, 2010

Ill. Dems Push Back On Obama's Tax Agreement

With polls showing the American people want the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest Americans to expire, progressives around the country are bemoaning President Obama's "compromise" with congressional Republicans to extend the breaks for the rich for two years.

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by Progress Illinois
Tue Dec 7, 2010

If DREAM Act Goes Down, Gutierrez To Step Up Fight

Key votes are expected in both the U.S. House and Senate tomorrow on versions of the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Tue Nov 2, 2010

A Young Voter's Motivation: Immigration Reform And Obama

An interview with a younger Latino voter outside of Yates Elementary School on Chicago's Northwest Side this morning illustrated one of the big issues motivating the Latino community to the polls this year: immigration reform, or the lack of it.