| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Saying the U.S. government was "guilty of a political mortal sin" when it misled Americans about the Iraq War a decade ago, Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Wednesday that the proposed military strikes against Syria were different, and he...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Illinois delegates gather each morning for breakfast to hear from political motivational speakers and to get a grab bag of tchotchkes, they’re also given something else: a set of talking points to use in case they get...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:16 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rep. Luis Gutierrez used his turn on the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday to hail President Barack Obama’s support for immigration reform and blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney as someone who wants to turn...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The chairman of the Republican National Committee told a gathering of the nation’s Latino public officials Saturday that the GOP has done a “lousy” job reaching out to their community, but pledged that a new outreach campaign shows...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, appearing today alongside Chicago Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, said the terrorism events at the Boston Marathon last week have not and should not deter work on immigration reform.
After an appearance at the City...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:46 PM
As President Barack Obama gets sworn in for his second term Monday, immigration activists in Chicago plan a march downtown to protest administration policies that have led to a record number of deportations.
The president has pledged to make...