Sunday, July 31, 2011
Rep. Luis Gutierrez Gets Arrested at Pro-illegal Immigration Protest
From Breitbart: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) was arrested outside of the White House after refusing to move when asked by authorities.Gutierrez, who sat in front of a sign that read "Stop Separating Our Families" with a line of protesters, refused to leave when asked by the police. Gutierrez was in attendance at a rally urging President Obama to do more to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants.
First, for the most part I don't buy Rep. Luis Gutierrez' claim that sending illegal immigrants back to their home countries after their having illegally crossed our border would lead to the separation of families. I think that claim is exaggerated. It may happen in some cases but there are a great number of illegal immigrants who leave their families back in their home countries and send money that they earn here in the U.S. back to their families. Second, these people are violating the law by entering the country illegally. There are consequences for not following the law. Third, our immigration policies do need to be reformed but not with the broad stroke that the Dream Act would do. Fourth, a good number of these illegal immigrants are refusing to assimilate into our culture and instead have this conquer America mentality. Plus, the immigrants need to learn English and be employed. Rep. Gutierrez is calling on the President to use his executive powers and grant amnesty to the illegal immigrants. He has a history of engaging in publicity stunts to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants. This man is in favor of rewarding those who have broken the law. The logic of Democrats is unbelievable. I am all for legal immigration and IMO we do need to increase the number of legal immigrants allowed to immigrate here per year.