Wearing a shirt that read “Arrest me, not my friends” Congressman Luis Gutierrez was arrested in front of the White House last week after he and 34 others linked arms, sat down and said they weren’t moving until President Obama signed immigration reform – they moved. Congressman Gutierrez hasn’t been shy about his dissatisfaction with the President and his administration and this arrest could be the beginning of an escalation of activism by those demanding immigration reform. With Wall St reform on the table does immigration have any chance of passing before the November elections? If it doesn’t will Congressman Gutierrez encourage Latino voters to stay home?
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, (D-4th district of Illinois); member of the House Judiciary Committee & the House Financial Services Committee