Luis Gutierrez to La Raza: Obama Assured Steps to ‘Stop the Deportation of Our People’

Tony Lee, Breitbart, July 20, 2014

On Saturday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a “down payment” to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as “generous and broad” as he can to “stop the deportation of our people each and every day.”

“You gave us a down payment when you freed 600,000 DREAMers from deportation,” Gutierrez said. “Now it is time for the president in the United States . . . [to] free the Mom and Dads of the DREAMers. And to go further. Be broad and expansive and generous.”

Gutierrez said giving amnesty to 100,000 illegal immigrants was “not expansive” enough, and he called on Obama to give amnesty to “millions of our undocumented,” including the parents of illegal immigrant children.

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