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Eleventh Circuit enjoins portions of Alabama law; Chicago lawmaker welcomes "refugees" from Alabama

In a 16-page order dated October 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit enjoined the enforcement of Sections 10 and 28 of the Alabama immigration law, H.B. 56. In a press release dated October 14, 2011, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) applauded the ruling and "offers Chicago...

ICE drops immigration charges, releases Alabama woman after Gutierrez meeting with Napolitano

"Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman told Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about her case. The woman, a 19-year-old named Martha, was stopped on Dec. 3 for driving without lights...

Woman Writes Letter to Obama, Gets Featured in Book

"When Lucy Gutierrez of Kingman [AZ] wrote a letter to President Obama about the turmoil she felt over Arizona's most controversial immigration law, she had little hope that he would read it. Not only did Obama read the letter, but Gutierrez is now the subject of a book about everyday...

More SCOTUS oral arg. recaps: Holder v. Sawyers; Holder v. Gutierrez

Link to the SCOTUSblog page for Holder v. Sawyers (arg. 1-18-12) including links to all the briefs, etc. Ditto for Holder v. Gutierrez , also 1-18-12. Argument recap by Prof. Jill Family : "At oral argument on January 18, the Court questioned the attorneys in Holder v. Gutierrez and Holder v. Sawyers...

Durbin & Gutierrez Put DREAMers at Risk

" Senator *** Durbin and Representative Luis Gutierrez released a video message to the DREAMers on August 6 that is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous public messages from a voice of authority in living memory. It is a deep disgrace that supposed champions and co-sponsors of the DREAM Act...

Politicians Among Thousands in Chicago for DACA Session

"At Navy Pier here, young people began lining up on Tuesday evening for a counseling session about the program that was organized by an immigrants’ rights group. By midmorning Wednesday, the line wound down the long pier, through a park and along an expressway, with young people holding sheafs...

Chicago Immigration Judge Denies Reprieve Motion

"A Chicago judge denied an immigration prosecutor’s request last week for an “administrative closure” of a deportation proceeding against Sebastian Pineda, a Mexican immigrant whose case was chronicled by The Chicago Reporter in August. The decision threw a wrench into the U.S...

Meet the GOP's Pro-Immigration Moneyman

"Gutierrez eventually rose to become chief executive of Kellogg and President George W. Bush’s commerce secretary. But now he worries for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and is putting his reputation, his energy and his connections behind a new effort to give them a...

Major GOP Group Readies Pro-Immigration Ad Blitz

"Republicans looking to bring their party around on immigration are set to launch a major ad campaign in support Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive bill. According to Politico , the American Action Network, which spent $44 million backing GOP candidates in 2011 and 2012, is preparing...

Exiles Speak Out Against Claims They're Gaming System

"Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, never envisioned coming to the U.S. to seek a better life, the way millions of his countrymen have done for decades. The successful businessman was doing quite well for himself until just a few years ago. That was when criminals chopped off his...

Exiled Mexican Seeking Asylum Pedals for Justice

"Carlos Gutierrez rolled into Austin Saturday after a 701-mile bicycle ride from El Paso. Austin was the final destination on his 12-day ride across Texas to raise awareness about Mexican asylum seekers. News cameras crowded around an exhausted and emotional Gutierrez as he carefully stepped...

Congressmen Query Armed Forces About Exclusionary Enlistment Policy

"Yesterday, U.S Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), along with 31 Members of the House, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Army, expressing strong concerns with possible U.S. Armed Services...

Small Town Texas Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Immigration Fraud

"The man hired eight years ago to launch the Jarrell Police Department is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, accused of using his post to collect money from people in the country illegally. Federal charging documents say Andres Tomas Gutierrez took payments ranging from $10,000 to $40...

CA5, 2-1, Orders Removal of CCA Age-Out Client Despite Clear Govt Error: Gutierrez v. Lynch

Gutierrez v. Lynch, July 18, 2016 - "We must therefore decide whether Gutierrez became a lawful permanent resident in 2000, when the INS officer signed the I-89 Form certifying that Gutierrez was eligible for a permanent resident card, or in 2004, when USCIS formally approved his application and...

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority to protect DREAMers with DACA (Deferred Action...