Rep. Gutierrez: We No Longer Cooperate With Immigration Authorities

Chicago "friendliest immigrant city" because it refuses to cooperate with deportation efforts, gives illegal immigrants free college

In a recent speech, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) declared that Chicago is the “friendliest immigrant city in the nation” because under Mayor Rahm Emmanuel they “no longer cooperate with immigration authorities when it comes to the deportation or separation of our families.”

Gutierrez, chairman of the Democratic immigration task force and outspoken amnesty proponent, made the comments during a speech last week to the City Club of Chicago. In his remarks, Gutierrez proudly proclaimed that Chicago, under Emmanuel’s leadership, was blocking the deportation efforts of immigration authorities to protect illegal immigrants:

On immigration, I want to let everybody know, the city of Chicago is the friendliest immigrant city in the nation and Rahm Emmanuel had a lot to do with that. He made sure that we no longer cooperate with immigration authorities when it comes to the deportation and separation of our families by using city structures. Nobody can be asked when you enroll your kid in a school or seek out care because you’re injured what your immigration status is and that’s the law in the city of Chicago. I think that’s something.

Gutierrez also said that “only in Chicago” can a student graduate with a B and be "guaranteed" free college for two years, even if they’re illegal:

Only in the city of Chicago can you graduate from high school with a “B” average and be guaranteed that you are going to be able to go on to your next two years of college for free – only in Chicago - even if you’re undocumented.

Video via CNS News