May 1st, 2010
04:27 PM ET

Congressman arrested at immigration rally

Police arrested Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez at an immigration rally outside the White House on Saturday.
Gutierrez, a Democrat, was among a group of protesters arrested by police in front of the White House.
The protesters wore T-shirts that read, "ARREST ME NOT MY FAMILY" and "ARREST ME NOT MY FRIENDS."

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  1. Brian Paul

    People have to remember that yes we all are immigrants of this country. THE DIFFERENCE IS THEY ARE NOT HERE LEGALLY!!!! ARE PEOPLE REALLY DO DENSE THEY DON"T UNDERSTAND THIS????? THERE IS A PROCESS!!!! KICK EM ALL OUT!!!!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jeff

    Sad thing is that he will probably be our president in 10 years.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ava

    OMG... So Christopher Columbus came to the "New World" and he found an immigration office in Ellis Island (hummm,,, that OTHER island,maybe)? Hey Jenkinns, when people say that the US is a nation of immigrants is because everyone, except for the Native Americans, immigrated to the New World. Learn History of the World, you moron!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DAN

    I LIVE IN AZ AND MY WIFE IS PART INDIAN. CUT THE CRAP ABOUT RACIAL PROFILING AND INVADERS BULL. SHOW YOUR ID AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE STUPID. THIS IS A NECESSARY EVIL AND I WILL NEVER, NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM BY BEING ASKED FOR MY ID. ALL YOU IDIOT RACIAL PROFILING NUTS GET REAL. THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE USA, THE PEOPLE, OR OUR LAWS. THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE A BURDEN ON OUR ECONOMY, AND THE CITIZENS OF THE USA, SUCH AS MEDICAL, HOUSING, NO INSURANCE, EVERY PERSON THAT ILLEGALLY CROSSES OUR BORDER DOES SO KNOWING THAT THEY BROKE ONE OR MORE LAWS IN THE USA. BANKRUPTING OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM, OUR SOCIAL SERVICES, CRIME ““““AND”””” TAKING SOME OF OUR EMPLOYMENT AWAY FROM US.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Informed

    TOM WHAT AN IGNORANT AND RACIST YOU ARE! READ #62 COMMENT CHRISTIAN AND INFORM YOURSELF BEFORE SPEAKING IF IT WERE AS EASY TO GO TO A US EMBASSY AND GET A RESIDENCE GREEN CARD PEOPLE WOULD DO IT.

    BTW THIS COUNTRY IS CALLED :THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    THOSE OF YOU REFERRING YOURSELVES AS "AMERICANS" MUST BE AWARE THAT EVERYONE FROM ALASKA DOW TO CHILE AND ARGENTINA ARE ALSO AMERICANS JUST LIKE MEXICO.. WHICH IS CALLED "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXIÇANOS" WHICH MEANS UNITED STATES OF MEXICO. SO QUIT YOUR RACIST BS AND INFORM YOURSELF BEFORE ACTING LIKE A TOTAL PATRIOT WHEN YOU'RE JUST MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF..
    IGNORANCE IS SOOO ANNOYING!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. squirrellymom

    And this man was arrested for ....... wearing a T-shirt?

    May 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DAN

    Has anyone considered how many Arizona Imigration Law demonstrations are being held across our Nation at the same time and wondered: JUST HOW AFRAID ARE THEY TO COME OUT OF THEIR HOUSE? – HOW MANY ARE ILLEGALLY HERE? – HOW MANY ANCHOR BABIES & OTHER ILLEGALS ARE HOME? – A-N-D—CAN ANYONE GUESS HOW MANY JOBS THESE PEOPLE REPRESENT “TODAY” AS WELL AS IN “RABBITS”, HOW MANY JOBS WILL BE TAKEN TOMORROW? – HOW MANY ARE DRIVING WITHOUT ANY INSURANCE? – HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE TO PAY FOR BECAUSE OF HOW MANY USE OUR SCHOOLS, EMERGENCY ROOMS, HOSPITALS, SOCIAL SERVICES, MEDICAID/WELFARE/MEDICARE, DOCTORS, RENT, FOOD STAMPS, INJURIES CAUSED BY THEM, C R I M E, HOW MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT SYMPATHIZERS LET THEM GO FREE AND MAKE UP THEIR QUOTA OF TRAFFIC STOPS ON CAUCASIAN PEOPLE, HOW MANY SO CALLED JOBS THAT US HONKEYS DON’T WANT THAT THEY TAKE BECAUSE SINCE THEY PAY NO STATE OR INCOME TAXES THEY CAN AND WILL WORK FOR LESS, “”WE”“ ARE RACIAL PROFILING THEM, BULL, THEY ARE RACIAL PROFILING US TO THEIR ADVANTAGE TO GET EVERYTHING POSSIBLE, “F R E E”. THE CITIZENS OF OUR NATION BETTER WAKE UP TO THIS DISASTER THAT IS MULTIPLYING OR SNEAKING INTO OUR COUNTRY FASTER THAN RATS. I’D LIKE TO THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING PICTURES OF THESE PEOPLE AND GATHERING NAMES, ADDRESSES AND LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS SO THEY CAN BE DEPORTED WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF WORK.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. d-rod

    listen yes we all know this country was build by immigrants...we came and took the native americans land...why r u soo mad about lettign these individuals be apart of our nation...think about it....if they become legal they can buy cars,pay for insurance get drivers licenses,buy homes. the economy will go up!!!! the reason they did not do thigs the "right " way is cuz our immigration system is broken and will take yrs and yrs for a person to become a citizen or resident. thats why if there is and actual process they can become legal and help us build a stronger nation!!!!!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bringmeyourtired

    If Jesus Christ returns, he better not try to come to this country or he will be arrested
    and deported. Damn Jews should stay in their own country.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill

    People the bottom line is this:

    Nieither party in the US is going to take any serious steps to stop illegal immigration. The republicans will help the corporate donors to keep a steady supply of cheap labor and the democrats will keep trying to keep the Latino vote. This is all election year grandstanding and you will hear hear a word about it after November. It's sad but it's the truth and has been going on for decades.

    Get used to it.

    Bill

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BLUEBIRD

    RIGHT ON, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE!!!!
    Native American Kat...you rock!
    Time to stand up and be counted: NO RACIAL PROFILING
    IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW!
    All the haters coming out into the open now....from under their rocks!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Immigrant daughter

    Do you know the process to legally enter this country for a person of hispanic origin, specifically Mexican? Do you know how long it takes? I bet not! If it were fair or easy, don't you think more people would be inclined to go that route. My uncle, a law abiding US citizen fell in love with a Mexican women while she was visiting in the US. She overstayed her visit and after month 6 became an illegal immigrant. Nonethelessthey married and had two children. When she applied for her visa, she was denied and forced to leave the country for 10 years. Her and the children left and he stayed to continue working to support his family and pay the fees (oh yes, there are fees- in the thousands!). 10 years later she was finally invited to go to the US consulate to review her case, she packed up her home, dis-enrolled the kids from school and made the 12 hours trip- she was denied on a technicality. She went back 2 more times, kids in tow and full of hopeof reuniting her family. Finally, last year she was allowed back in...Do you call this fair? Or easy?

    Good for you, Mr. Gutierrez! God bless you and all of us in the march against this law and overall racial profiling.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. crichton007

    Well, if they were playing "Go Fish" they'd get to go again since they got what they asked for.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DAN

    THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW WORDS, PHRASES OR INFO PERTAINING TO THOSE “”ILLEGAL PEOPLE”“ BEING USED BY THEM, FROM THEM OR FOR THEM. FEEL FREE TO CORRECT OR DELETE. DEPORT, DEPORT, DEPORT AND USE THE ANCHORS FOR BOATS. OR TRY SNEAKING BACK SOUTH AND SEE WHAT “YOUR “ GOVERNMENT WILL DO IF THEY SUSPECT YOU OF BEING AN ILLEGAL.
    RACIST, RACIAL PROFILING, CIVIL RIGHTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES, FEAR, POLICE EXEMPTION, IMPARTIAL, POLITICALLY CORRECT, DARK SKINNED, HISPANIC, LANGUAGE, ANCHOR BABIES, NO ID, ETC. BECAUSE JUST GOING TO STORE, SKINNY DIPPING, DRUGS, WIRING MONEY, NO TAX, NO INSURANCE MEDICAL OR CAR, NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING, NO PUNISHMENT, BANKRUPTING OUR HOSPITALS & SOCIAL SECURITY ETC., NO VALUES, NO USA LOYALTIES, MORE ANCHOR BABIES, NO CONDOMS OR KNOWLEDGE AS TO USE OF, USA OWES IT TO THEM, HOSPITALITY, DECENCY, CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL LAW, HARD WORKING POOR PEOPLE, SAME RIGHTS AS A USA CITIZEN, WORK FOR LESS WITH NO TAX TAKEN OUT-UNDERCUTTING JOB MARKET, BURDEN ON FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, AND CITIES & TOWNS FOR BI-LINGUAL SIGNS ETC., FORCING EMPLOYERS IN SOME CASES BY LAW TO HIRE BI-LINGUAL SPEAKING INTERPRETERS OR CAUSING SOME EMPLOYEES TO BE LET GO BECAUSE OF THEIR USA ENGLISH ONLY LANGUAGE, TAKING UP SPACE IN OUR SCHOOLS AND REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION, THIS BULL CRAP ON 5-5-10 (?) CELEBRATION OF THEIR INDEPENDENCE (?), FROM WHOM, THE USA OR THEIR BACKWARD COUNTRY,
    USING OUR CONSTITUTION & EARNED RIGHTS TO PROTEST AGAINST US WITH OUR USA FLAG UPSIDE DOWN AND THEIRS ON TOP.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nate

    Since illegal aliens are already illegal and this law doesn't make them any more illegal, my hunch is that about 99% of the resources spent enforcing the AZ law are going to be spent stopping and investigating people who are legal but just happen to look brown. This is not some subtle nuance of discrimination law – we do need to do more about illegal immigration but hurting people who are legal-but-look-brown just isn't the way to go. Back to the drawing board.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
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