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1:00pm September 12, 2012

Dream Act: Luis Gutierrez Staff Helping 50 Deferred Action Applicants a Day

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Deferred Action. In an interview with Politic365 on Capitol Hill yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) talked on his office’s efforts to assist Dream Act/Deferred Action applicants.  He was asked if he is planning a second major event like the one recently at Navy Pier in Chicago that drew thousands.

“We have an event every day.  We do fifty [Deferred Action applicant] a day.  One of our satellite offices is dedicated exclusively to doing this.  We put four people on it to just do this because we needed to separate it so constituents know where to get help for Medicare, Social Security or a passport or military or veterans and where they can get help on this.  This is really big. So we have an event every day.  We do public events twice a week,” the Chicago Congressman said.

“There are hundreds  of thousand waiting, expecting and receiving help and we are organizing, events across this country to get them the help that they need.  I had a big meeting yesterday yesterday in Chicago to continue to explore those opportunities,” Rep. Gutierrez added.

“We expect in the very immediate future — within the next two weeks — that people will start getting letters saying ‘you can stay,’ he added.  ”We need to tell those stories to continue encouraging people to stay,”

Associated Press is reporting today that “just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young undocumented immigrants … the government already has approved some of the roughly 72,000 applications the government has received.”



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke created the blog Crewof42 in 2009. The blog covers African American members of the U.S. Congress. She is also the Managing Editor of Politic365.com where she writes news and opinion on congressional politics. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR, WURD, WVON and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Ms, Burke has enjoyed employment at USA Today and ABC News and the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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3 Comments


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  2. bjohns15

    Do these workshops vigorously screen for better forms of alternative relief? Do they properly advise applicants of the risks that accompany applying? http://amjolaw.com/2012/09/05/senator-durbin-and-


  3. Sam

    While all these politicians waste time going back and forth, I, the "dreamer" is getting older and older. I missed the age deadline by 3 months lol! Do I have any options open!? Please advise.



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