Posts tagged "Luis Gutierrez"

Immigrants coming, and immigrants going: 40 years by the numbers

Immigrants coming, and immigrants going: 40 years by the numbers
If there’s one trend in immigration over the past 40 years, it’s been that there is more of it. Our recent analysis of immigration data found that there are more foreign-born people in Chicago, more foreign language speakers, and more people deported. And with the change in population, it’s no surprise that this has been... Read more »

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Rep. Luis Gutierrez vs. Hector Concepcion

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Rep. Luis Gutierrez vs. Hector Concepcion
The Chicago Reporter has been committed to covering race and poverty since its humble beginnings in 1972. It’s 40 years later and that commitment remains. There’s a lot on the line this election season from the White House on down to the local races. We’ve asked some politicians from our communities how they would help... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: $175M settlement with Wells Fargo; Cook County seeks more humane bond court; "hot-spot" buildings demolished; deep SNAP cuts may be coming

It’s been five years since The Chicago Reporter first uncovered the discriminatory lending practices that targeted Chicago’s African American and Latino neighborhoods. This week, the federal Department of Justice and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a $175 million settlement with one of the offending lenders, Wells Fargo. Meanwhile, African-American communities were disproportionately hurt by... Read more »
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Once foes, Rahm and Rep. Gutierrez get chummy over immigration reform

Once foes, Rahm and Rep. Gutierrez get chummy over immigration reform
Two political rivals appear to have buried the hatchet, or, at the very least, saw the political value of uniting in a carefully orchestrated backslapping session over an issue likely to be huge in this fall’s election. Together at Little Village High School Tuesday to announce a proposed city ordinance aimed at immigration reform, Mayor... Read more »

Obama's proposed hike to minimum rent for HUD-assisted families could put poorest in the street

Obama's proposed hike to minimum rent for HUD-assisted families could put poorest in the street
A proposal in the 2013 presidential budget  to raise the minimum rent in public housing could put the poorest families at risk of ending up on the street, say advocates. And what may be most surprising for some people, Pres. Obama’s proposed hike is more than what’s being asked for by the Republicans. Plus, it pitted... Read more »

Gutierrez warns immigrants about possible fraud

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez warned immigrants Tuesday about possible scams that seek to exploit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new policy to use “prosecutorial discretion” in prioritizing its deportation cases. “There are scoundrels out there who prey on the fears and hopes of the immigrants,” Gutierrez said during a press conference held at the... Read more »
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