Posted on June 12, 2014

Gutierrez: Obama to Unilaterally Enact Amnesty After Cantor Loss

Caroline May, Breitbart, June 11, 2014

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), perhaps the most outspoken amnesty proponent in Congress, said the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the primary Tuesday is no impediment to President Obama moving forward with immigration unilaterally.

“When people say there’ll be no action on immigration, watch the White House,” Gutierrez said in a brief interview with Breitbart News.


“But one thing is clear to me: Immigration reform is not dead. The Republican leadership has not made a decision about how it’s going to proceed,” he added. “Now there are dozens of my colleagues in the Republican caucus who want to work with Democrats on a sensible, border enforcement, legalization process to fix our broken immigration system. They have the decision to make, I would simply say.”

“It’s not dead, it may just be moving to the White House for action there,” Gutierrez declared. “I believe the president has within existing law the power to take action to protect the immigrant community, and I think he will take those actions.”