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Gutierrez: Congressional staffer who compared GOP to KKK will be disciplined

Gutierrez: Congressional staffer who compared GOP to KKK will be disciplined

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --State Rep. Luis Gutierrez will discipline his staffer for offensive comments made linking the contemporary Republican party to the Ku Klux Klan in its heyday.
Matt Bradwell
Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Update on immigration reform and how the resignation of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will affect the future of this issue
Christin Roby, Medill News Service
Luis Gutierrez target of ethics review

Luis Gutierrez target of ethics review

March 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. is the target of a House Ethics Committee review for unspecified allegations, the panel said Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama called for a review of the administration's deportation polices to see if they can be carried out in a more sensitive manner, officials said.

House passes bill to curb what GOP claims is 'imperial presidency'

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House OK'd a bill Republicans say would curb systemic overreach by President Obama's White House and Democrats decry as base-pleasing.
Immigration: Claims for asylum soar in 2013

Immigration: Claims for asylum soar in 2013

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The number of immigrants seeking asylum after entering the United States illegally nearly tripled in 2013 to the highest level in 20 years, a report said.
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Congressman says '40 or 50' GOP lawmakers support immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The House has enough Republican votes to pass immigration reform, but they are keeping mum to avoid a right-wing backlash, a Democratic congressman says.

Michelle Obama ties obesity fight to healthcare reform

NEW ORLEANS, July 23 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama told a Mexican-American activist group Tuesday that curbing childhood obesity begins at home but also requires access to healthcare.
The Issue: Immigration reform

The Issue: Immigration reform

Based on the rhetoric coming from some sectors, one would think immigration is a new concept in the United States, a position at odds with the centuries-old description of the country as a nation of immigrants.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's bipartisan passage of sweeping immigration reform sent to the House, leaving Speaker John Boehner in a quandary, given his divided party.

Rep. Raul Labrador quits House 'Gang of Eight'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Raul Labrador says he quit a bipartisan immigration-reform group that wants taxpayers to pay for healthcare of immigrants in the United States illegally.

Obama urged to act quickly on immigration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration reform backers say President Barack Obama should make the issue a top priority in his second term.

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AIG say no to joining lawsuit

AIG say no to joining lawsuit

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- American International Group said it will not join a lawsuit against the U.S. government over a $182 billion rescue shareholders said was unfair to the company.
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) (L) meets members of the immigrant community during a rally on immigration in Washington on June 27, 2007. The Senate restarted debate on the immigration bill yesterday. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (born December 10, 1953) is an American politician and the current U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district, serving since 1993. Gutiérrez was the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest. From 1986 until his election to Congress he served as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 26th ward. He is a member of the Democratic Party and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He is recognized as the "national leader on comprehensive immigration reform," and the top Latino elected official in the United States of America.

Of Puerto Rican descent, he is a supporter of Puerto Rican independence, and the Vieques movement. Gutiérrez is also an outspoken advocate of workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, gender equality, and other liberal and progressive causes. His supporters have given him the nickname El Gallito - the little fighting rooster - in reference to his fiery oratory and political prowess.

Gutiérrez was born and raised in the Lincoln park neighborhood of Chicago, then an immigrant and working class community. His mother was an assembly-line worker and his father was a cab driver. After his freshman year at St. Michael's High School his parents decided to move the family to their hometown of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. Gutiérrez, who had never before visited the island, reluctantly followed his parents; there he learned to speak Spanish. Gutiérrez said of his experience moving from Chicago to Puerto Rico: "In Lincoln Park, I had been called a spic, then all of a sudden I land on the island and everyone calls me gringo and Americanito. I learned to speak Spanish well."

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