Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) was arrested Tuesday afternoon along with 30 other protesters outside of the White House during a DACA rally.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was arrested along with roughly 30 fellow protesters outside the White House during a gathering commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The protesters were arrested for sitting on the sidewalk outside the White House after attending a rally in Lafayette Square across the street, according to The Hill. Gutierrez, a well-known immigration advocate, defended the protest shortly before his arrest.
“The same values that I inculcated in my daughters, that my wife and I raised them, [Dreamers] are an example and exemplify them. Their dreams are just like my kids’ dreams,” Gutiérrez told The Hill shortly before his arrest.
This isn’t the first time Rep Gutierrez has been arrested. As TGP previously reported, Gutierrez was handcuffed at a Chicago ICE ‘Sit-in’ back in March. He said the handcuffs were taken off after law enforcement ‘changed their minds’.
Gutierrez has prior arrests as well.
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