| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama insisted Thursday that he’s not the "deporter in chief," as critics have labeled him, but the "champion in chief" of a fairer immigration policy.
But until Congress passes a new law, Obama said, he is constrained by...
| Mar 1, 2014
There was a time, not too long ago, when Republicans decried "activist judges." Now they're lamenting that judges are not being activist enough.
"Unfortunately, the courts have been reluctant to exercise their constitutionally conferred power," House...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At a time when our country is desperately in need of compromise and leadership on a number of critical issues, it was encouraging to see U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., join Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A panel of Democrats and Republicans led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday agreed federal immigration reform makes sense for Chicago but differed on President Barack Obama’s record on border security and the logistics of getting something done....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Democrats and Republicans appear to be inching closer to a compromise that would spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and provide their children with a path to citizenship.
House Republicans released a list of “principles”...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Jan 9, 2014
Only hours after having brushed off the snow from the worst storm in decades, Republican congressmen and senators reconvened in Washington and were soon busy trying to determine if they were ready to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- The number of immigrants asking for asylum after illegally entering the United States nearly tripled this year, sending asylum claims to their highest level in two decades and raising concerns that border crossers and members of drug cartels...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among several members of Congress arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest that called for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — After months of insisting the House should take up the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate in June, President Obama changed tactics Thursday and said he might consider GOP proposals to overhaul separate parts of the...
| Oct 30, 2013
"I'm seldom accused of being too nice," writes Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., in his lively new autobiography. Yet the feisty and frank Chicago Democrat has been sounding a lot like Mr. Nice Guy these days as he tries to salvage immigration reform in the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A reader asked for my take on this USA Today story: WASHINGTON — Over the past 10 years, Rep. Luis Gutierrez has paid a Chicago lobbyist more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds to work side-by-side with his congressional staff. Lobbyist......