Posts tagged "Luis Gutierrez"

Windy City to protest Donald Trump

Windy City to protest Donald Trump
What Donald Trump can expect to see in Chicago is the largest protest against his presidential candidacy to date. Around 50,000 people signed a MoveOn.org petition to protest Trump’s visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The protest will take place at a parking lot across from the UIC Pavilion. How many will physically... Read more »

Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested in immigration protest

Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested in immigration protest
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Who is the immigrant? Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez

Who is the immigrant? Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez
Who is the immigrant? A) Selena Gomez or B) Justin Bieber? A) Jeremy Lin or B) Tony Parker? A) Geraldo Rivera or B) Ted Koppel? Illinois’ own Congressman Luis Gutierrez gave this quiz on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. It was one of the best arguments made against Arizona’s controversial immigration... Read more »
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Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa

Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa
Last night I watched the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Lost in Detention” an investigation reported by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University’s School of Communication. Everybody should watch this to gain a fuller understanding of President Obama’s immigration enforcement policy. More than one million undocumented immigrants have been... Read more »

DREAM Act passes House; faces uphill battle in the Senate

Supporters of the DREAM Act protest in Chicago. I first reported on undocumented high school students 10 years ago. And these youth, some of them now in their late 20s, may finally have a chance at the American Dream. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act Wednesday night 216 to 198. This legislation... Read more »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez says immigration reform won't happen. He says advocates should push for the DREAM Act and a moratorium on deportations.

Luis Gutierrez With the Republicans gaining ground in Congress it is time to develop a new strategy for comprehensive immigration reform. This is what Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez said recently to a group of students at Columbia College Chicago, (where I also am an assistant professor of journalism.) “What do we do in January given... Read more »
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Luis Gutierrez's work on immigration reform is more important than running for mayor of Chicago

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez I have to say I was shocked to hear that U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez will not run for mayor of Chicago. In a speech Thursday at the University of Illinois at Chicago the congressman announced his decision not to run. He stated that his commitment to push for immigration reform in... Read more »

Puente and Obejas discuss mayoral race and Latinos on Chicago Tonight

A few weeks ago I asked the question on my blog, could Chicago elect its first Latino mayor? I discussed this topic on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Tuesday along with author and Vocalo blogger Achy Obejas. You can link to our interview with Elizabeth Brackett here. There are now four possible Latino candidates, City Clerk Miguel... Read more »

Could Chicago elect its first Latino mayor?

Miguel del Valle   Luis Gutierrez Manny Flores Could Chicago elect its first Latino mayor? Now that Mayor Daley has announced his retirement the line of candidates interested in running for his job grows by the day. Several Latino candidates are possible and the first one to officially declare this week was Chicago City Clerk... Read more »
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Arizona may deny U.S. citizenship to babies, Harvard University student faces deportation and Chicago activists hold immigration protests

In Arizona, seems some politicians haven’t tired yet of going after immigrants, teachers with accents or ethnic studies programs. So they have a new group of people they want to corral – babies born to undocumented immigrants. Arizona Republicans are expected to introduce state legislation that would deny U.S. citizenship to children born to undocumented... Read more »