July 26th, 2011
06:57 PM ET
10 years ago

Illinois Congressman arrested at immigration protest

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Luis Gutierrez and 10 other people demonstrating for immigration reform were arrested Tuesday outside the White House, the U.S. Park Police and a spokesman for the congressman said.

Douglas Rivlin, the press secretary for the Illinois Democrat, said Gutierrez and the other people arrested "were sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House after being told to leave" the protest, held to mark the more than 1 million people deported since President Barack Obama took office.


Filed under: Immigration • Luis Gutierrez • President Obama
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Inmyopinion

    I don't care it, all these people complain, criticize, most hate the USA and think Europe is better so why are they complaining that Obama is not doing anything about their immigration problem?
    Obama has many things to worry about and deal with to be putting his time into people who bad mouth, dislike, and even hate our country.

    July 26, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. I never bought the Obama hype

    Give him life in prison. This guy is a Anti American. They hate him in Puerto Rico!

    July 26, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |

    Deport Gutierrez and Obama together. Set an example for all those who would follow.

    July 26, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. Sick of Politics

    This is bound to confuse some republicans...

    July 26, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  5. stopthemorons

    Luis, or may I call you Louie. Nope, I'll call you Congressman. You sir are an American. You sir should do a better job at showing any prospective citizen how our country functions. Now of course the First Amendment comes into play to speak and do what you desire as long as you don't yell "fire" in theater.

    My problem with this situation is that the amnesty folks have no appreciation for the rule of law or how our country functions. There are procedures in place for immigrates to come to our great country and become citizens. However, you and the amnesty folks want your folks that cross into America from the souther border to go straight to it's ok you don't need to do awhole lot and we'll get to setup to stay.

    That bugs me greatly. I don't care who, from where, how, or any other matter – if you come to our country – do it right, not at night while you avoiding the law. If you do it correctly, welcome to America. If you are an illegal, goodbye and don;t come back.

    The immigration situation will be much more difficult to resolve that the "debt crisis". Compromise will not include amnesty.

    July 26, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  6. intelligentfool

    A law maker who supports people breaking the law...... Illinois is full of dumb politicians

    July 26, 2011 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  7. Ray E. Georgia

    We have an Immigration process now. I understand there is about 8 million people in the process now. Sorry Luis, no Amesty.

    July 26, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |