Rep. Gutierrez Reacts to Preliminary Texas v. U.S. Injunction

“We may be delayed, but we will not be deterred.”

Chicago, IL –(ENEWSPF)–February 17, 2015.  Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued the following statement reacting to the temporary injunction issued by a judge in the case (Texas v. United States) related to the President’s immigration actions on immigration.

“We may be delayed, but we will not be deterred.  In our neighborhoods, this is about defending families and making sure that children who are U.S. citizens grow up with their parents.  It is that simple.  And there is a great deal of passion and determination in the fight to defend families.  I am telling immigrant communities to keep preparing to sign up millions of families for protection from deportation. 

“There is no good legal case to be made by the President’s opponents and legislation the hardliners are putting forward in Washington is going nowhere.  Politically and practically the idea of deporting or driving out 11 million people and their families is absurd.  But a group of Republicans have not gotten the message that mass deportation and criminalization do not work and that getting people into the system and on-the-books is a more sensible approach.  And to attach this to shutting down the Border Patrol, TSA, and Homeland Security when the threats are so real around the world is going to backfire big-time on Republican hardliners.”

The Congressman speaks at a press conference on the President’s immigration actions at 10:00 am CT today in Chicago and will host a workshop on Wednesday for people eligible for expanded DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals deportation deferral program. 

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and is the Co-chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  This month, he launched a tour of more than a dozen cities to conduct similar workshops and community meetings in support of the President’s executive actions on immigration.  See: for more.