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Near the End of Karin's Long Road to Citizenship!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Judy Rickard

Four years ago, I filed for a green card for my non-citizen spouse. It should have been a slam-dunk. But because we are both women and because federal...

Democrats Plan To Keep Fight Going Over Puerto Rico Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic lawmakers are pretty livid about legislation that is meant to give Puerto Rico -- home to 3.5 million American citizens -...

Tubman Selection Is Right on the Money

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

She was an agitator. She was a subversive. She used the tools of social change to improve America. She fought for the little guy against the strong guy. And she was willing to put herself at great risk to ensure justice for others.

Congressman Proposes Putting A Woman On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home

The effort to put a woman on a piece of U.S. currency has a champion in the House. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that p...

Why I Won't Be at Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.02.2015 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

After consulting with my colleagues, my staff, my family, and my conscience, I will regretfully not be attending the address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the House Chamber on Tuesday.

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We harm ourselves every day when we deport 1,100 people. We put U.S. citizen children in foster care or the care of others or we send them out of the country. A generation of kids has grown up with the threat of deportation of mom or dad.

Our God Is Undocumented

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.22.2013 | Home
Ryan J. Bell

The practice of hospitality, especially to strangers (the Bible's term for outsiders or people not of your tribe, clan or national group), is one of the most central teachings of the Jewish and Christian scriptures.

Claims Of Voter Intimidation, Dirty Politics Plague Cicero Election

Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

The race for president in the suburban Chicago town of Cicero is getting ugly. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, allegations of voter intimidati...

Influential Congressman Praises Democrats On Immigration, Slams Republicans

Posted 09.06.2012 | Home

By Rocio Gonzalez, VOXXI On the second day of the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Luis Gutierrez took the podium to celebrate President Barack...

WATCH: Arianna Takes On The Jobs Deficit.

Huff TV | Posted 10.28.2012 | Home
Huff TV

Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box" from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Arianna Huffington discussed The Huffington Post's partnership with...

Luis Gutierrez Could Support 'Watered-Down' Dream Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is willing to support a "Dream Act"-style bill from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) even if it's "watered-down" and doesn't giv...

Latino-Bashing GOP Seeks Puerto Rican Votes

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Republican pandering to Puerto Ricans will end with the closing of the polls Sunday. Then, it's back to immigrant-bashing and fear mongering. And these Republican candidates will learn that a few days of empty promises in Puerto Rico won't fool Latinos anywhere.

Are President Obama's Deportation Changes Real?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Gabino Sanchez cannot get a driver's license, cannot get legal immigration papers and must drive to support his family. His misdemeanor criminal history is a product of his undocumented status combined with a heavy dose of good old-fashioned racial profiling for DWB (Driving While Brown).

Rep. Gutierrez Attacks Romney On Limbaugh's 'Slut' Comments

Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is at it again, and this time he's taking aim at Mitt Romney for his response to Rush Limbaugh's offensive remarks about la...

WATCH: Representative Blasts Romney's Immigration Policy 'Model'

Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is on a roll. A few weeks after strongly -- and comically -- rebuffing Newt Gingrich's 'Food Stamp President' claim a...

WATCH: Congressman Sets The Record Straight About Gingrich's 'Food Stamp President' Charge

Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the floor of the House of Representatives this morning to address former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's re...

Some African-Americans in Alabama see HB 56 as "a giant step backwards"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Maribel Hastings

That community finds itself in dire straits in Alabama under its new law HB 56, which, even after a court ruling temporarily blocking some provisions from being enforced, continues to wreak havoc among families made up of immigrants, legal residents and citizens, and continues to affect the economy and the image Alabama is projecting to the country and the world.

The Double Jeopardy of Being an LGBT Immigrant

Elena Quintana | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Now that same-sex civil unions are legal (and in some states, same-sex marriage), the legal protections for undocumented spouses or civil union partners are called into question.

Elise Foley

Few Options For Children Separated From Parents By Immigration Woes | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Aaron, a 32-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind., is taking care of his four-year-old daughter alone while his wife, April, is in Mexico to so...

Why I Got Arrested for Protesting Obama's Deportation Policy

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I am a strong supporter of President Obama. But the deportation policies Senator Obama once described as "terrorizing communities" have not changed significantly. I cannot sit quietly and wait.

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez Arrested For Protesting Deportations (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and 10 other immigration reform supporters were arrested in front of the White House on Tuesday for protest...

On the Puerto Rican People: 'You Will Not Silence Them and You Will Not Silence Me'

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

This week the Puerto Rico legislature debated a resolution of censure condemning me for speaking out against their abuses. By questioning my right to speak out on behalf of free speech, they have made my point crystal clear.

BP: Busy Promoting a Culture of Recklessness

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We simply cannot continue approving permits that are rife with false claims such as support from experts who have long since passed away or environmental impact reports on animals that don't even reside in the region.

Luis Gutierrez Considers Entering Chicago Mayoral Race

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) soon will convene an exploratory committee to consider running for the Chicago mayor's office that Richard Daley sai...