In an impassioned interview yesterday on Fusion, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) criticized President Obama, the GOP, and even members of his own party for continued inaction on immigration reform. Gutierrez told Jorge Ramos:
There’s much more the President can do about deportations. We cannot have … the president of the United State say that the young DREAMers, that their values are ‘the same values I and my wife inculcate in our own daughters,’ and then deport their parents.
Gutierrez has come under fire recently from immigration advocates who say he should be putting more pressure on Obama and Congress. And while some advocates, such as the DREAM 30 have turned their attention towards different tactics aiming to put an end to deportations and address immigrants’ rights issues, many others continue pushing for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.
Joined by Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), the two insisted that while immigration reform is still possible, they are “running out of time.”