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Gutierrez arrested in front of New York City Trump Towers

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NEW YORK – Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez was among 10 arrested Tuesday during a demonstration in front of Trump Tower in New York City, along with Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.).

The protest was demanding rights for those in the U.S. in former President Obama's temporary immigrant protection plan called DACA. Gutierrez said his protest was a part of a "peaceful fight" for those in the program.

“We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation and put DREAMers in a safe place,” Gutiérrez said in a statement provided by his spokesman after the arrest.

“A few Congressmen and elected-officials gathering in front of Trump Tower doesn’t mean much if it is not backed up by the grassroots and allies and today we are standing with diverse allies to make sure Congress and the President do more than just talk about solutions, they actually follow through with action.”

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  1. Congress people are representing more than criminals in their districts. There are Trump supporters who Guiterrez refuses to represent. Why isnt Gutierrez taking 11 million illegals back to Mexico and demand they start a civil war there? It would help Mexico.