Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gutierrez is Heating Up

Progress Illinois:

Illinois' own Rep. Luis Gutierrez is on bit of a warpath these days. It started back in March, when the Chicago Democrat raised a legitimate stink over the final health care reform bill's restrictions on undocumented immigrants. In the wake of the health care fight, the immigration debate has resurfaced and he is putting increased pressure on his D.C. colleagues to act on comprehensive reform.

On Sunday, Gutierrez traveled to Phoenix to protest Arizona's new draconian immigration law, which essentially institutionalizes racial profiling by requiring police officers to question anyone they "reasonably suspect" of being undocumented. Gutierrez called the measure a "civil rights catastrophe." He even suggested that tourists cancel summer vacations to Arizona in solidarity with the state's Latino population.

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