Luis Gutierrez quotes

  • Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor, and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Immigration #Dependable #Labor

  • I have only one loyalty and that's to the immigrant community.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Loyalty #Community #Immigration

  • We need to build bridges between the LGBT community and the larger immigrant community. In the end, the bigger the tent we build, the more successful we'll be.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Successful #Bridges #Community

  • The underlying part of any comprehensive immigration bill is family unit.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Immigration #Bills #Units

  • It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Real #America #Littles

  • Because the truth is, today's immigrants, as they have for generation after generation, work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay, jobs that are just about impossible to fill.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Jobs #Generations #Pay

  • And let us not forget the Social Security system. Recent studies show that undocumented workers sustain the Social Security system with a subsidy as much as $7 billion a year. Let me repeat that: $7 billion a year.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Years #Subsidies #Study

  • According to the study, approximately 16.7 million U.S. workers born in Latin America had a combined gross income of $450 billion last year, of which 93 percent was spent locally.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Latin #Years #America

  • As far as income tax payments go, sources vary in their accounts, but a range of studies find that immigrants pay between $90 billion and $140 billion in Federal, State, and local taxes.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Income #Pay #Study

  • So given that reality, let us not cast that all of the problems and ills of our society are somehow upon the immigrants who have come to this country.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Country #Reality #Our Society

  • So where are they moving today? They're going to move to be meaner to immigrants in order to bring their conference together.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Moving #Order #Together

  • I think the real, fundamental problem that the Republicans have is, 'How do we get meaner, how do we get nastier with immigrants, so that we can take a smaller group,' now apparently led by Senator Cruz - I mean, maybe he's gonna be the next Speaker of the House. Because it's quite clear that Mr. Boehner has no control over this conference.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Real #Mean #Thinking

  • The politics, policies, the President [Barack Obama] and the American people are all pointing in the right direction to fix our immigration system and pass legislation this year.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Years #People #President

  • I will argue until my last breath for a pathway to citizenship that is quick and efficient because I want to end this chapter. I want to end it...But let me say, conversely, I am as committed as any Republican to ending illegal immigration as we know it...They want to end it. So do I.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Want #Lasts #Pathways

  • Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Ignorance #People #Different

  • According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Rights #Years #Data

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