CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is leading a sit-in at a federal immigration office in Chicago. He says he and other activists won’t leave until demands are met.
Among other things, the Democrat is asking immigration officials not to conduct raids and reverse a years-old deportation decision on a Mexican immigrant in the country without legal permission. Francisca Lino is married to a U.S. citizen and four of her six children are U.S. citizens.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
Gutierrez’s office said Monday the Democrat is risking arrest. The congressman has been arrested for civil disobedience related to immigration reform before, including at a 2013 Washington D.C., rally.READ MORE: Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting From CPD POD Camera Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman didn’t return a request for comment.
Gutierrez says he scheduled Monday’s sit-in because was blocked last month from meeting with Acting Director Thomas Homan.MORE NEWS: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
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