Speaker Profile

Rep. Luis Gutierrez

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Now in his tenth term, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez has established himself as an effective legislator and energetic spokesman on behalf of his constituents in Illinois' Fourth District in the heart of Chicago. At the same time, Gutierrez' tireless leadership championing the causes of the Latino and immigrant communities has earned him widespread acclaim throughout the country. There has not been an elected official more committed or more passionate about protecting and advocating for our nation's immigrant community than Rep. Gutierrez. He has been at the forefront of the effort to pass historic, bipartisan immigration reform legislation and helped guide the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to passage in the House of Representatives in 2010. Since then, Rep. Gutierrez has led the effort to convince the White House and Homeland Security to prevent the deportation of immigrants with deep roots in the U.S. and no criminal history, including military families, families that include U.S. citizens, and DREAM Act youth, among others.