- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rep. Luis Gutierrez issued some tough talk to La Raza event-goers in Los Angeles, telling them bluntly that they should use their voices and their votes to “punish” those who fail to support amnesty-type legislation for the illegal minor-age border crossers.

“We need to raise our voices, make ourselves citizens, sign up to vote and punish those who speak ill and criminalize children who come to our border,” Mr. Gutierrez said in Spanish at the weekend La Raza conference, Breitbart reported.

The Illinois Democrat has been one of the staunchest supporters on Capitol Hill for amnesty policy. He also said at this same event that President Obama has assured him and his fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus members that the White House was trying to do everything it could to “stop the deportation” of illegals from this country, he said, Breitbart reported.