Congressman Gutierrez handcuffed at ICE office

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A congressman who advocates for illegal aliens was handcuffed by police Monday after refusing to leave a Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

According to NBC Chicago, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), an ardent supporter of open borders and immigration reform, was attending a meeting between ICE officials and immigration lawyers, activists, community leaders and other elected officials.

“They were asking about specific cases and about the general conduct of ICE and deportations,” said Gutierrez’s director of communications, Doug Rivlin. “The congressman has decided that he did not get the answers he was looking for from the ICE regional director and he’s going to be staying inside until he gets answers, even if that means risking arrest.”

Gutierrez attempted to do exactly that, resulting in him being briefly handcuffed. Seven other people who attended the meeting also refused to leave.

Gutierrez posted a confusing tweet following his release in which he noted that he was arrested, then he claimed to be awaiting further word on if/when he would be arrested due to his behavior.

“I was arrested, cuffed then cuffs were cut off. Waiting for further word on if/when we will be arrested,” Gutierrez posted on Twitter.

Later he tweeted, “They started to arrest us earlier, but changed heir minds. They know we are right.”

In another tweet, he taunted President Trump, saying, “I guess @realDonaldTrump is OK to bully vulnerable children and families but afraid to arrest US citizens who stand up 4 justice.”

In 2011 Gutierrez was arrested outside of the White House for protesting the deportation of illegal aliens by the Obama administration.

H/T: The Hill







 

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