Luis Gutierrez: Immigration Reform Prospects Dead

Seung Kim, Politico, June 25, 2014

The hope for immigration reform this year has been sucked out of perhaps the most optimistic advocate on Capitol Hill: Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

In a fiery floor speech Wednesday, the Illinois Democrat–the leading congressional advocate on the issue–declared the prospects for reform dead this year and said the only option left is for President Barack Obama to take unilateral action to stem deportations.

Using an analogy from the World Cup, Gutierrez said he had already given a “yellow card” to the House GOP as a warning that if they continued to drag their feet on immigration reform, Obama would move on deportation relief on his own.

Gutierrez had called on Republicans to produce immigration reform legislation before the Fourth of July recess, which begins next week. Other Democrats on Capitol Hill have pressured the GOP to move on immigration bills by August.

“I gave you the warning three months ago, and now I have no other choice,” he said. “You’re done. You’re done. Leave the field, too many flagrant offenses and unfair attacks. You’re out. Hit the showers. It’s the red card.”

“Your chance to play a role in how immigration and deportation policies are carried out this year are over,” he declared. “Having given ample time to craft legislation, you failed.”

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also noted the political dynamics inside the GOP that he said made him hopeful that House Republicans would move on immigration reform this year.

“They know they have to do it now,” Schumer said of Republican leaders. “I think if they don’t do it, we will win the presidency, the House and the Senate. And then we’ll do it. So they know that.”

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  • Be careful with being so flippant about shower analogies, Luis, when you’re from the city run by Rahm Emanuel.

    I hope Obama does do something big unilateral amnesty type action with his precious pen and phone. For what it’s worth, he could do it about one to two weeks before the Tennessee Senate Republican primary. Happy retirement, Lamar!

    • Katherine McChesney

      “Happy retirement, Lamar!”

      Fingers crossed.

      • Uncross them and use them to vote for Joe Carr on August (whatever the day is). We’ll need a whole lot of work, can’t just rely on luck and fate.

        • Katherine McChesney

          That’s exactly what I am going to do. But, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that other voters will vote for Carr.

          • MarcB1969

            Joe Carr has a good chance at taking down Alexander this year, but his support hasn’t yet reached a fever pitch. The tactic in Southern states has been to split senate primary races into voting blocs of evangelicals/country club republicans who don’t like change vs. conservatives who have had enough with the Establishment candidates. The media have largely ignored Carr’s campaign out here in the Western part of the state.

        • r j p

          Is Joe Carr hiring?

      • propagandaoftruth

        To be replaced by…

        I know… Ugh.

        • Nonsense. Joe Carr is a solid guy who really gets the immigration issue and gets it the right way.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Sorry for ignorance but does he have a shot?

          • A mountain, for sure. One thing in his favor is that Tennessee does runoffs.

            Dave Brat never had a shot, either.

    • SoulInvictus

      I wish they would hit the showers in that sense (had the same thought).
      Maybe I missed it, but no article on Amren about the Mississippi Cochran primary where the Republicans paid to market to black democrats to defeat the Tea Party challenger???
      That is my new go to reference for when someone trolls along with anything resembling “Republicans are the white party” or that they in any way have our interests at heart.
      If I wasn’t done with them before, that sealed it.

      • If I had to hazard a guess, maybe there was too much other important news, or perhaps the issue was too much a hot potato.

        But let me give you my shocking opinion, indicative of someone who studiously avoids going over the cliff with all the other conventional wisdom spewing lemmings:

        Even if a lot of blacks turned out to vote Cochran (and even that is doubtful), I don’t think it ultimately made the difference. (Notwithstanding the fraud, which is an open question.)

        When you’re a racial right winger who has had some time in organization and activism, you come to learn a lot about the state of Mississippi.

        Two things I know about it that none of the conventional wisdom lemmings seem to know:

        1. It’s an incumbent friendly (even more than usual) political culture. In the 60 years between 1947 and 2007, it had only four people represent it in the U.S. Senate: Eastland, Stennis, Cochran, Lott.

        2. Socially, it, like most of the Deep South especially its older white people, has an elder-deferential culture. Not that that’s always a bad thing.

        Cochran (apparently) pulled this out because there were just enough older white people voting for the entrenched incumbent, and enough older white people none too happy with the young upstart whippersnapper jumping in line and not waiting his turn and trying to take something away from the old man with silver hair.

        On top of that, there’s yet another factor:

        3. An old phrase going back to antiquity, perhaps Ancient Greece: Old age and treachery will always defeat youth and skill.

        • SoulInvictus

          Treachery is definitely the word for it. One of the more blatant, low down (and possibly illegal) moves I think I’ve ever seen.
          That should have signaled the divorce of a lot of whites from the Rep. party.

          That whole story broke while I was on vacation and since AR gets filtered like a pron site on my phone, I was left wondering “I bet their heads are exploding over this on Amren”. I get back and nothing. Shows what I know.:)

          When the Repubs. are selling out whites for black votes and solely to retain power, in Mississippi of all places, you knows it’s done.

          • Though I have to make myself perfectly clear, yes Mr. Obama, I said perfectly clear.

            While I don’t think the black voters the state party establishment goosed out were the crucial deciding factor, or whether that many actually came out, it is plain as day that they at least tried to goose black voters in favor of Cochran. This treason cannot go unpunished.

            Sans a voter fraud investigation, Cochran is the nominee. And if if stays that way, the only two options for our kind of people in Mississippi is not voting for voting for the Democrat. The net effect is the same either way, the Democrat winning and Cochran losing, so I would recommend a vote for the Democrat because it’s twice as powerful to make that happen than just not voting.

            I also recommend that in the Senate races in Kentucky and South Carolina this year, to punish those RINOs.

            Even if it costs the Stupid Party the Senate. Really all they want the Senate for is not to do anything good, but just to run the committees and dole out money.

  • TruthBeTold

    The hope for immigration reform this year has been sucked out of perhaps
    the most optimistic advocate on Capitol Hill: Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

    Gutierrez either needs to be committed or jailed for sedition.

    The guy is crazy. He keeps telling Republicans they have to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, or as I call it, Comprehensive Amnesty, in order to save the Republican Party.

    His logic is beyond madness.

    • Dr. Cramden

      There needs to be Comprehensive Deportation Reform and this jackal needs to be removed as an undesirable Hispanic lunatic.

      • Pro_Whitey

        Can you believe this bleep is a U.S. citizen by birth as a Poo-aro Reekin’? Another example why I believe the Spanish-American War was actually our costliest war.

        • ElComadreja

          We should have cut that island loose decades ago.

    • Sick of it

      Perhaps he is too foreign to be comprehensible?

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      There isn’t a cell deep or dark enough for a seditionist and genocidist for the likes of him, not one where he would remain alive anyway.

    • blackjack322

      Gutierrez is the spokes person for the Central American governments pushing this amnesty agenda. He’s the front man for it all. What makes me sick is these beta male p*ssies in washington are getting trampled on by this guy and these weak foreign governments. Their hands are tied behind their backs by political correctness.

      Zuckerberg is the business equivilant. He’s up there speaking on behalf of businesses to pass amnesty at the detriment of Americans.

      It’s a shame the government has such an iron grip on the citizenry. If this were all happening just 100 years ago every last one of them would be tried for treason and promptly hung.

    • Dr. X

      I’m absolutely aghast that sitting members of Congress are inviting the Executive — whose job is defined by Article II to “faithfully execute the laws” — to ignore, trample, or violate the very laws that Congress itself has passed. Throughout all of history, from Caesar usurping the power of the Senate right up to the Reichstag voting to suspend itself and hand all power over to Hitler, the surest sign of impending dictatorship is when the legislature becomes merely the cheerleading section for the Executive.

  • TruthBeTold

    Madness fueled by hate.

  • MekongDelta69

    I said it last week on AmRen and I’ll say it again…

    Luis Gutierrez is a pig.

  • Samuel_Morton

    Imagine if this lunatic pulled the same shenanigans in Japan. Threatening and insulting the government for not allowing unrestricted immigration of unruly foreigners into their peaceful country.

    He would be laughed out of their country on a raft into the Pacific.

    • TruthBeTold

      That he gets away with it and is increasingly emboldened to speak out with such venom shows how much power Republicans have ceded to him.

    • Japan is in some ways a crazy nation, but they’re not THAT crazy! Only in a America that’s run by DWLs and race agitators – including millions of low-information voters – could something as insane as what’s occurring now take place!

      We must NEVER forget what we are witnessing in our day and forever warn our children and grandchildren of what Liberalism and multiculturalism has done to us.

    • Valmont

      Imagine Schumer breaking kneecaps to get this passed in Israel.

  • MekongDelta69

    Mod: {You mean he’s NOT what I said? – which wasn’t an epithet.}

    Then, how do YOU classify him? A fine, wonderful, upstanding “person of brownish tinged color” who has everybody who posts on AmRen‘s interests at heart?

    Give me an ‘acceptable’ word – and I’ll use it.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Gutierrez doesn’t have a D*%$ed thing to worry about! I applaud him for going on offense once he realized that the GOP is an empty jock strap. Start garnishing 50% of white people’s wages in Illinois so Detroit can get it’s water turned back on, and they won’t complain. I’m sure there will be no less than 1,000,000 who honestly believe, “Golly Gee, I should take out a second mortgage and cash in my kids’ college fund because these poor black people need a hand.” Pathetic. What kind of white guy wears this shirt?

    • Katherine McChesney

      A beta male…hipsterish.

    • Dr. Cramden

      A white uncle Tom known as a Uncle Charlie.

      • blackjack322

        Uhhh. Pretty sure an Uncle Charlie is a handjob.

    • blackjack322

      A cuckolding, beta male, limp wristed, p*ssy.

      Which is what 99% of left wing white males are.

  • Sick of it

    I imagine if the Copperheads knew that future Illinois Democrats would look like Rep. Luis Gutierrez, we would have had a full out guerrilla war in the 19th century Midwest. But I imagine the same in the South, had Southerners known how things would turn out.

    • r j p

      I think the South knew how things would turn out.

      • Sick of it

        It’s too bad Stonewall did not survive to take over after Bobby Lee gave up.

        • r j p

          It’s sad that I grew up in WV and never knew Stonewall was born there. WV history class was worthless.

          Erase history …..

      • Dr. Cramden

        I think That General Robert E. Lee saw what was happening to the south after the war and was sorry he stoped fighting.

      • ElComadreja

        That’s why they were kept on a short leash.

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      This is the new face of the democrat party. From now on any white democrat who runs against a non-white democrat will lose. They have created a monster that is turning on them. Even white democrat voters will vote for the non-white democrats over the white ones. The implosion started slow, but is really escalating now. It’s actually exciting to see all those white leftists get sacked by their own pets.

      • Gina Tingles

        Except in Detroit recently. Exception to prove the rule?

        • Sheik Yerbouti

          Fall guy. Pasty. Target!

      • Kenner

        It’s why those gerrymandered minority voting districts will ultimately cleanse more whites from the party.

      • Dr. Cramden

        The white Marxists are reaping their just rewards.

        • Sick of it

          Losing an election is not their just reward. They deserve much worse.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Indeed, they deserve to lose their position, status, wealth, property and lives in that order.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Gutierrez, or someone a lot like him, will be president one day. It’s a mathematical certainty, unless our immigration laws change radically and fast.

    • D.B. Cooper

      White people get their heads bashed in everyday by diversity, and they STILL vote democrat, or a do-nothing Republican Party. It will literally have to fall apart before anything is done, and it will fall apart. The question is when.

      • Ella

        The Whites that I have personally known who vote democrat have their reasons since they have used government programs occasionally or grew up poor in America believing that the Dems really listen to their needs. Repubs respond to only Big Business.

        • JDInSanD

          The ones I have personally known have college degrees in engineering and make $200k/yr between them and their wives. They have their reasons like:
          1. Obama is cool.
          2. If I vote for him I’m cool too.
          3. I’m a Democrat.
          4. Republicans are racists.
          5. It’s time to give the blacks a chance to be president.
          6. Come on, don’t you want to spread the wealth around?
          7. I don’t know, I kind of like some of his programs.
          (But they can’t name any and so they respond with):
          8. Well, what about Bush?

          • Sick of it

            Different regions. I think a lot of us don’t understand the perspective of one another re: liberals because of these regional differences. Most white liberals in the South are the dysfunctional, dysgenic crowd.

    • TruthBeTold

      It was inevitable we would have a black (or half black) President.

      When Obama was elected I said it was a good thing that we got this out of the way while whites were still a majority.

      Let them overplay their hands while whites still have a chance to wake up and fight.

      Also, we may have to go through a few minorities to get it our of our system but like some cities, after the minorities drive it into the ground, the citizens realize a white man is their only hope.

      • ElComadreja

        Half black = black.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Clean water + dirty water = more dirty water I always say. No telling which sewer Obama was pumped out of.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Based on my calculations, the only ecologically sustainable, culturally compatible, economically sound, and politically stable amount of third world immigration we should be taking in is… zero.

  • So Civil War Two it is.

    • D.B. Cooper

      It’s not a war if one side doesn’t even bother to fight.

      • propagandaoftruth

        The foundation must laid. At least Mr. Cantor got censored.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Who needs politics? I have a pair of ruby dress shoes. I was told that all I have to do is wear them, tap the heels together three times, close my eyes, and repeat over and over – “There shall be open borders, there shall be open borders.”

    I’m really scared to try this, because I’m worried about a house falling on me.

    • r j p

      Ruby dress shoes? Always knew there was something weird about you.

  • IKUredux

    First of all senor Gutierrez, get your American cultural references straight. I have no idea what the hell you are talking about. Now, I realize when this country turns dung colored, that soccer references will abound, I guess. So, and I’m just guessing here, will baseball motifs also be kaput? How about “kaput”? Will kaput be kaput? What, exactly of this country’s fabulous references and incorporation thereof into the American lexicon will survive the onslaught of you tiny invaders from below our border? So, amigo, what are the allegories, and fairy tales that you tell your children, that we can look forward to ? Ya got anything? I’m sure, that there must be some Mixtec, and Mayan words that have become mainstreamed into your version of Spanish down there. Share with us! Oh, and by the way, Senor, we traditional Americans are feeling like it’s the bottom of the ninth, we are at bat (we are the HOME team, after all), there are two outs, the bases are loaded, and we are only down one run. CRASH!! BURN!!! Obama is up to bat. Biden, is on deck.

  • MBlanc46

    Obama is taking action. He has encouraged and abetted tens of thousands of Central Americans to enter the US illegally.

    • Alexandra1973

      And meanwhile Americans as a whole aren’t asleep, but rather in a coma.

      • MBlanc46

        Narcotized by the likes of the soccer world cup and the latest celebrity shenanigans.

  • Jefferson

    ““They know they have to do it now,” Schumer said of Republican leaders. “I think if they don’t do it, we will win the presidency, the House and the Senate. And then we’ll do it. So they know that.”

    So basically the Democrats want to pass immigration reform a.k.a amnesty so that Republicans can start winning presidential elections again. What a load of bull crap.

    Sounds like something that The Onion would write. Democrats would not be favoring amnesty if there was nothing in it for them. They know amnesty is going to create millions of future Democrats and not million of future Republicans.

    Any Republican who believes that Democrats are looking out for them, must have an IQ equal to the average Sub Saharan African.

    • Kenner

      Schumer has been using those lines constantly, telling the Republicans to get on board with amnesty, or keep losing elections. They show his contempt for the goyim’s intelligence.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Schumer is one of those hostile ethnic and racial aliens behind whites being dispossessed ahead of the coming genocide against us. Never forget that. He’s also among the most rabid gun grabbers there is. Schumer wants to leave whites defenseless against racially motivated rape, murder and genocide, while he hides behind machine gun toting guards. He is worse than a hypocrite, he is a tyrant.

  • rentslave

    RED CARD is correct!

  • bubo

    I could see Texas seceding over this issue assuming it’s demographic ship hasn’t already sailed. Same with Arizona. When the border is non existent and Washington is encouraging the flood what other choice is there?

    • Sick of it

      The people of Texas are much more interested in secession than their so-called leaders. It’s the same all over the South, really.

  • blackjack322

    Guttierez needs to be arrested and sent to prison.

    Or better yet: Deported!

  • MarcB1969

    So the republican congressman are not in office to represent their interests of their constituents, but to take orders from a Latino congressman and the Chamber of Commerce?

  • ElComadreja

    You really think so? Try criticizing blacks, “Hispanics”, homosexuals etc. publicly and see how much freedom of speech there really is in America.

  • Sick of it

    “Chaffetz was born in Los Gatos, California and raised in Arizona and Colorado with his younger brother Alex. His father was Jewish and his mother was a Christian Scientist. Chaffetz converted from Judaism to Mormonism during his last year of college. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) on an athletic scholarship, and was the starting placekicker on the BYU football team in 1988 and 1989. He still holds the BYU individual records for most extra points attempted in a game, most extra points made in a game, and most consecutive extra points made in a game.

    During his college years, Chaffetz was a Democrat. His father had previously been married to Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis’s wife, Katherine, and his half-brother is former actor John Dukakis. Despite their different political affiliations, Chaffetz remains close with his brother and the Dukakis family. While a student at BYU, he was a Utah co-chairman for Michael Dukakis’s 1988 campaign for U.S. President. After college, Chaffetz joined the local business community. His work included being a spokesman for Nu Skin International, a multi-level marketing company.” – Wikipedia

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    I’d like to see him on a long march through the unforgiving deserts along the southern border back to the pit where he came from.