Dem Lawmaker Arrested Protesting Outside White House
By: Jack Crowe 5:13 PM 08/15/2017
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was arrested along with roughly 30 fellow protesters outside the White House during a gathering commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The protesters were arrested for sitting on the sidewalk outside the White House after attending a rally in Lafayette Square across the street, according to The Hill. Gutierrez, a well-known immigration advocate, defended the protest shortly before his arrest.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) was arrested Tuesday afternoon along with 30 other protesters outside of the White House during a DACA rally.
By: Cristina Laila Aug 15th, 2017 5:23 pm
This isn’t the first time Rep Gutierrez has been arrested. As TGP previously reported, Gutierrez was handcuffed at a Chicago ICE ‘Sit-in’ back in March. He said the handcuffs were taken off after law enforcement ‘changed their minds’.
Gutierrez has prior arrests as well.
Hispanic Congressman Is Arrested in Deportation Protest
By Julia Preston July 26, 2011 8:51 pm
Representative Luis V. Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois who has become a perennial thorn on immigration for President Obama, was arrested Tuesday afternoon along with about a dozen activists in a protest outside the White House.
The protesters were arrested peacefully after they sat down on the White House sidewalk, following a rally where demonstrators denounced the Obama administration for deporting more than one million immigrants in the last two years.
In a letter to Mr. Gutierrez on Monday, Mr. Obama rejected his proposal to suspend deportations of illegal immigrant college students with clean criminal records. Last week, Mr. Gutierrez and three other House Democrats had sent a letter to the president requesting the suspensions and also asking him to take executive measures to make it easier for illegal immigrants married to American citizens to remain in the United States.