By: Trevor Loudon
This week Illinois congressman , Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested for staging a sit-in in front of the White House, to demand that President Barack Obama stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Without doubt Gutierrez is the US Congress’ leading activist for the open immigration movement – especially Latino immigration.
The left knows that Latinos lean heavily Democratic in their voting patterns. They also tend to be poor and undereducated, perfect fodder for Marxist agitators and Democrat vote manipulators.
Its no surprise then that Luis Lutierrez is such a champion of the cause – he has spent his whole life working with the revolutionary left.
Of Puerto Rican extraction, Gutierrez grew up in Chicago, where he became a leader of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party – a Marxist-Leninist, pro-Cuban organization.
Luis Gutierrez worked in Chicago mayor Harold Washington’s administration from 1984 to 1985 as the administrative assistant for the mayor’s subcommittee on infrastructure.
Washington’s far left electoral coalition included many members of the P.S.P. Luis Gutierrez who became an Alderman under Washington was able to secure government funds for the P.S.P. sponsored cultural center and for Party sponsored social services.
It was Harold Washington’s socialist and communist stacked administration that first inspired the young Barack Obama to move to Chicago in 1985. It is no coincidence that the nation’s three top immigration “activists,” Obama, Gutierrez and Service Employees International Union Vice President Eliseo Medina, all came out of the Democratic Socialists of America/Communist Party USA led Chicago left.
When Luis Gutierrez was elected to Congress in 1992, Chicago D.S.A. regarded it as a “progressive” move:
Progressive forces in Illinois made history November 3 by electing Carol Moseley Braun as the first African-American woman to the U.S. Senate.
Chicago City Council member Luis Gutierrez was elected the first Latino to the U.S. House of Representatives from the midwest.
When Luis Gutierrez ran for Congress in 1998, D.S.A. did not officially endorse any candidates but he was “recommended” as worthy of a vote by Chicago D.S.A. – citing his involvement in the D.S.A./Institute for Policy Studies initiated Congressional Progressive Caucus and Progressive_Challenge.
Luis Gutierrez, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District
Luis Gutierrez is a member of the Progressive Caucus, and a supporter of the Progressive Challenge.
A Globalization From Below was a conference held May 29-31, 1998, in Chicago Illinois, organized by Chicago D.S.A.
On October 13, 2010, immigration activists from around the country gathered to join in a vigil and rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC., where Congressman Gutierrez and other elected officials launched a new push for comprehensive immigration reform, building to the opening months of 2010. Their banners read “Reform Immigration FOR Families” and “Family Unity Cannot Wait.”
More than 750 people traveled to Washington on buses from up and down the Eastern seaboard and as far away as Texas, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, and Michigan. They spent Tuesday morning meeting with Congressional offices before being joined by thousands of people from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, who gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to listen to testimonies from families, veterans and children who face family disintegration because of immigration laws and deportation.
Religious leaders from a diverse array of faith traditions around the country, some organized through “Familias Unidas,” added their voices.
At the event Congressman Gutierrez outlined a set of principles for progressive immigration reform that needs to include a rational and humane approach to legalize the undocumented population, to protect workers’ rights, to allocate sufficient visas, to establish a smarter and more humane border enforcement policy, to promote integration of immigrant communities, to include the DREAM Act and AgJOBS bills, to protect rights guaranteed by the Constitution, and to keep families together.
The lawmakers who joined Rep. Gutierrez on stage and addressed the gathering included Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairman Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Member, Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Michael Quigley (D-IL), and Delegate Gregorio Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands).
All of the above are on the far left. Several have ties to the Communist Party and/or D.S.A.
The pressure for open borders to the South is all coming from the US’ hard left.
Luis Gutierrez is no doubt sincere in his views, but he is merely a puppet for some of the most anti-American organizations in the country.