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. JOEAMERICANNOTJUANAMERICAN

    Good, he deserves whatever happens to him.ARREST AND DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    May 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alex

    It is sad how quickly people forgot that OUR Parents, great-grand-parents, and great-great-grandparents were immigrants, too.
    Sorry, this isn't YOUR country, MIKE.

    May 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • LadyEsha

      Reopen Ellis Island cause unless your family came from there some people just don't care how few people are really allowed into this country legally versus how many want to come and have to sneak in America. This country is built on immigration. Duh!

      May 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • RodentKing

      Only difference is we obeyed the law and came in LEGALLY.

      May 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RodentKing

      The above reply was supposed to be directed to ALEX

      May 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SETexas

    HEY MARTINEZ look how many illegal aliens are in jail for other crimes other than immigration violations, Yes they are using up the tax dollars, it cost about 2 billion dollars a year in SETexas to support these people, in the emergency rooms, oh yea you forgot they can get medical at an emergency room because nobody checks immigration status at hospitals and by the way; the day labors won't take a paycheck they are paid daily in cash. LIKE I SAID GET RID OF ALL ILLEGALS

    May 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SETexas

    Winthrop I will boycott the other states since the mexican s can call for a boycott so can we

    May 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve from Colorado

    Hey winthrop, Tell you what, why dont you try to illegally cross over to mexico and see what happens to you. Try crossing into Iran from one of the borders. (I am pretty sure that 3 americans are beinging held) we are pretty much the only country that does not enforce our borders and this country has been going down hill quickly.

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

    I have been wishing someone would shut him up..
    Who voted this guy into our WH?
    GET OFF your duffs and go vote yourselves an AMERICAN Rep this November, PLEASE!

    May 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bigger Thomas

    I was under the impression that Congresspersons were expected to respect the rule of law. I guess one is exempt when the issue has to do with unauthorized persons (illegal Mexicans) violating OUR sovereignty. I do not blame the hard working illegal Mexicans. If I were from a corrupt, dysfunction country such as Mexico, I would leave as well. Mexico’s #1 import…..the U.S. dollar. Go figure.

    May 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gene

    if some dumb jackass gets pulled over or dose anything that breaks a law needs to be checked, this means anyone, no one is above the law thats why we have them, besides now that congress has pushed their health care through aginsed the majority of the american people, they the goverment can check anyone to see if they have insurence, now who is really gettin stepped on here, ya you got u.s. citizens

    May 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. all american

    This is not a civil rights issue, if your here illegally you have no rights. There is no grey area in illegal. It's a black and white. Black= legal, you stay. White=illegal, you go ! This is America, any immigrant from anywhere, you wanna live in OUR country? then speak and read OUR language.

    May 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gene

    break our laws and go to jail"' disreguard our law you go to hell

    May 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. karla joubert

    We're not "these people" like participant #3 call us, nothing more racist than that! You should be ashame of yourself and CNN for posting that comment

    May 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. karla joubert

    We're not "these people" like participant #4 called us, nothing more racist than that! You should be ashame of yourself and CNN for posting that comment.

    May 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Katrina

    I would just like to say that there is not declared official language in the U.S. It is standard practice to use english because that's what the majority speaks. However, there is no reason why a person shouldn't be able to speak a different language without knowing english. stop being so damn ethnocentric! This country was built by immigrants from all over the world, and our language now includes words from other languages! Why we think "americans" are one race, class, and language of people I don't know! look up your ancestry and i can guarantee you, you are NOT purely "american." Thank you, have nice day!

    May 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Disappointed

    "If you're here legally, you shouldn't worry"... really? Why not? What exactly does an illegal immigrant look like? Is there something stopping officers in Arizona from stopping me and asking for proof of residency? Its obvious that I'm hispanic, so why couldn't they think that I'm here illegally?
    I bet none of the illegal Europeans will get stopped.
    Also, who the hell carries their green card or citizenship certificate on them at all times?

    May 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. us citizen

    i think ICE needs to round up those found to be illegal at the rallies!!

    May 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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