Illegal aliens with children must stay in U.S., says congressman WHAT DO YOU THINK? I SAY HELL NO!
Illegal aliens with children must stay in U.S., says congressman
- April 10th, 2011 8:13 am ET
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The Illinois congressman charged with crafting President
Barack Obama’s amnesty bill has embarked on a national tour to promote a
special program that allows illegal immigrants with children to remain
in the United States, according to a public-interest group that
investigates government crime and corruption.
Launched by ,
the "Campaign For American Children and Families” aims to grant a
special parole to illegal aliens who have relatives in the U.S. so that
families can remain together in the land of opportunity, states
a Judicial Watch report.
The measure is essential to help those “whose lives
are being turned upside down by deportation,” according to the veteran
lawmaker who authored a bill to give the nation’s estimated 12 million
illegal immigrants amnesty.
Gutierrez estimates that around 4 million U.S.
citizen children (“anchor babies”) have a deportable mother or father
and all live in fear that they’ll lose a parent at any moment. His
national tour will visit at least 20 cities and feature heartbreaking
testimony from illegal immigrant families torn apart by deportation.
Children and spouses of removed illegal aliens will take the microphone
to tell their sob stories at the various rallies, Gutierrez promises.
The goal is to pressure Obama into using his
executive power to halt deportations while a broader amnesty bill is
being considered by Congress. Immigration reform is necessary in the
long run, Gutierrez says, but in the meantime the government must ensure
that it doesn’t “needlessly deport” those who are working, raising
families and “contributing to our nation and economic recovery.” Obama
must “provide relief” from deportation, the congressman asserts.
Congressman Gutierrez has been a long-time
proponent of amnesty and opponent of immigration enforcement. He even
went so far recently as to openly call for a suspension of all such
immigration enforcement actions until Congress passes "comprehensive"
explicitly compared the actions of the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) agency to those of Nazi Germany's most infamous secret
police force, the Gestapo.
In an article appearing in the online publication The Politico on August
6, 2008, Gutierrez lowered himself to using inflammatory rhetoric
simply unacceptable for a member of Congress. "You know who is in charge
now? The Gestapo agents at Homeland Security. They are in charge,"
Gutierrez told The Politico.
While his advocacy on behalf of illegal aliens has
put Gutierrez in the spotlight lately, the eight-term congressman is
also well known for his involvement in a couple of high-profile
A few years ago he unscrupulously pressed the
federal government to bail out a failing Puerto Rican bank operated by
his wife and several major political donors. Nine hundred and thirty
five million taxpayer dollars later, the bank is still struggling and
losing huge sums.
Before that Gutierrez was embroiled in a separate
scandal involving a political donor who benefited from his influence in
obtaining suspicious zoning changes in Chicago. Gutierrez heavily
lobbied the city's mayor to back a controversial multi million-dollar
development for a campaign donor who had just given him $200,000.
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