Congressman Gutierrez Arrested At White House Protest

WASHINGTON (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) was arrested during an immigration protest at the White House on Tuesday.

Gutierrez spokesman Douglas Rivlin confirmed the congressman was arrested outside the White House Tuesday afternoon, along with about 11 other people who were sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House as part of an immigration protest.

U.S. Park Police gave them three warnings to leave and, when they refused, they were put in plastic handcuffs and taken into custody. today during an immigration protest.

Gutierrez was part of a group calling on President Barack Obama to reform the nation’s immigration system, a promise Obama made during his campaign. Since Obama was elected, more than 1 million people have been deported, according to Gutierrez’s office.

Gutierrez was released Tuesday afternoon after paying a $100 fine.

  • Ron

    What a racisit he IS!!

  • bnt814

    They should lock him up for treason.Gutierrez needs to start working for the citizens of THIS country not for some other country’s citizens he needs to start working on creating jobs.Then again he has nothing to do since Obama doesn’t use congress any longer he is a dictator not a President.

  • iinoyfb2

    Only 1 million have been deported? Why so few? It should be at least tripple that amount to make any kind of dent in illegal immigration and the related criminal activities.

    This guy, Gutter-ez, is no friend of the US citizen, he constantly sides with the illegals and protects them every chance he can. Lock him up and toss the key.

  • Alan

    Another Jessie Jackson Clone

  • mroz

    isnt this piece of huiman garbage under federal investigation for influence peddling

  • debbyt

    Hooray for Obama… at this rate someday maybe we will get our country back.. Could they please start by changing the “anchor baby” law??????

  • Chana

    Hasn’t anyone heard of civil disobedience? Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi both did acts of civil disorbedience. What about Henry David Thoreau’s book? He wrote about civil disobedience. Rep. Gutierrez, I applaud your arrest. How many of us in the 60’s were arrested for civil disobedience? Let those without sin, throw the first stone. He is not a piece of human garbage and he is not a racist. He is only doing his job.

    • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

      @Chana, He is a piece of garbage. He is not doing his job. The sh!t illegal Mexicans in this country are not the citizens he is supposed to be representing.

    • OLD VET


  • dizzy

    Another completely useless politician…”my congressman” the invisible man…la cucaracha…pandering to the latino community…unfortunately he runs unopposed so I don’t have the option of voting against him…

    • Roberta Waker

      Maybe YOU should run against him. The reason he is so powerful is because he runs unopposed and the hispanics (legal and illegal) that vote will keep him forever because he takes care of THEM.

  • Jerry

    There is rule of law and he and others just do not get it. The only thing wrong with the report is that the illegals deported should be about 5 million as a first years start.


    Another embarrasment for Illinois

  • lschaibley

    Gutierrez is just trying to get the Hispanic vote in case he decides to run for President some day. Then they’ll find out what a snake in the grass he really is. Somebody needs to dig deep into him and they’ll discover just how dirty he really is.

  • Jose Hernandez Garcia Valesquez

    This guy has been a constant supporter of sh!t illegal Mexicans. Instead of rallying people to support mass deportation and an aggressive crackdown on employers and landlords who deal with these low life criminals, he supports “Blanket Amnesty”. It’s time to begin the enforcement of law and start the operation!! Gutierrez should not be a part of our system,ever!!!

  • Gabe

    Chana don’t even go there. Don’t start to compare the illegal immigrant with the African American struggles. YOUR AN IDIOT.

  • Bob Hamilton

    While they had him under arrest, he should have been given a drug test. I said DRUG TEST! Don’t expect to see Luis getting himself arrested anymore if you’re going to scare him like that.

  • snickers

    Was he protesting on “company time?” If he was not using vacation time for this, he should be fired. Any other working stiff would be!

  • James

    No way Hose B!
    Has this doofus clown ever done anything to make this country a better place in which to live? I don’t think so. Handing out welfare and coddling illegal aliens is NOT a way in which to improve this country.

    • Roberta Waker

      Multiply him times every member in Congress and you might get an idea what this country is heading toward becoming. If people like him get control, the U.S. is done. It will be run just like Mexico complete with the drug lords, gangs, crime, corruption, etc. and our “smart” politicians that are catering to them will be out of their jobs with NO pensions. You don’t think they will look after the people that gave them amnesty, do you?

  • Tom D.

    Hey Gutierrez, thanks for working so hard on the debt crisis. Oh wait a minute, you can’t cuz you’re in jail for pimping your race card at the special interest protest.

  • Right

    Gutierrez is a racist and against this country. He should be deported!

  • Roberta Waker

    We don’t need Immigration Reform. We need immigration laws ENFORCED. The U.S.. has the most generous immigration laws in the WORLD, i.e., come here LEGALLY, learn ENGLISH, get a job and pay taxes. The problem is the ILLEGALS in this country don’t want to learn ENGLISH; they are freeloaders that cost us taxpayer dollars for interpreters and they want US to learn Spanish. Our elected “representatives” had better figure things out before they are ALL out of jobs and replaced with freeloading ILLEGALS they just gave amnesty to. Hispanics stick together and if they become a majority there will be NO U.S. President, NO Congress and NO Constitution. Where do you think the American people and Congress will be then? On welfare OR immigrating to other countries to get away from the gangs, drug lords, and Hispanic rule. It ain’t gonna be pleasant for ANY non-Hispanic if this happens so America and its politicians had better wake up before it’s too late.

  • Dante

    This is for all the people that wrote anything negative about Gutierrez, stop and think of what you have done lately for your self or your country? and you will find out that the only thing you have done is write something negative about someone that stands up for what he believes in. So, keep believing in nothing.

  • workinman2

    @DANTE……So it’s just like the BIBLE people only use scriptures that benefit them. Guiterrez is now going against a “LAW” that he swore to uphold when he took office…NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT IT…..ILLEGAL>>>> is just that, maybe i can come(SNEAK) into your house without your permission and then tell you that you are wrong for putting me out !

  • workinman2

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

    This is the “OATH OF OFFICE” that Congressman Guiterrez swore to when he took office, anything else is treason. ANY QUESTIONS ?

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