Why Has Gutierrez Endorsed Hillary?

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) speaks during a news conference on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, also known as DREAM Act, on Capitol Hill December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Senate and the House will vote today on the DREAM Act, which would grant young illegal immigrants citizenship if they attend college or join the military. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luis Gutierrez

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois).

BROOKLYN, NY – Rep. Gutierrez (D-NY) has recently joined a list of Democrats endorsing Hillary Clinton. In response, the Dream Action Coalition has issued the following statement:

“We are disappointed to see Hillary picking up as many endorsements from Democrats without further elaborating on her immigration plan in general, and in Rep. Gutierrez in particular,” said Carlos Vargas, Co-Director of Dream Action Coalition. “Gutierrez has, time and time again, assured us that immigration is at the forefront of his policies. Why is it, then, that he has endorsed Hillary when there are candidates offering more on immigration that haven’t used the term ‘illegal’ when referring to our community?”

“Hillary endlessly parses her statements, her policies follow the polls and this has shown several times in her statements on immigration,” said Hina Naveed, Co-Director of Dream Action Coalition.

“While we are glad she met with Dreamers and has been sensitive to our issues for the most part, she said that the border children should be sent back and treat us in a similar fashion as the LGBT community: she only really backs us when the polling and new voter demographics demand it, which is why she didn’t get rid of the private detention center money until the media made it an issue. If you are looking to support the immigrant and undocumented community, then Hillary just isn’t the best choice that Democrats have today.”

 

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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