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. carboncow

    Just amazing how many of you still don't get it. Very few of us want illegals here, hardly any to is my guess. But most of us find it unacceptable that people are presumed guilty until proven innocent simply based on how they look. There is no way to NOT do racial profiling with this law...none.

    If we start with having all those of Hispanic or dark skin consent to have to show their papers at every turn...it will eventually happen to everyone and now what will all you white people say?

    May 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ALEXANDERNY

    BYE BYE LOUIS,,,,,LOUIS AND THE ILLEGALS PROTESTING AGAINST A LAW REINSTATED.CLASSIC IDIOTS. ARIZONA IS ON THE MARK WITH THIS LAW. BESIDES THE MEXICAN ILLEGALS DID THIS TO THEMSELVES, A FEW 100,00 IS NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL, BUT NOW LETS TALK OVER 12 MILLION AND COUNTING,RAPING , GANGS, CHILD MOLESTERS, DRUG AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING , CRIME ETC,,, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH... AND THESE ILLEGALS HAVE THE NERVE TO PROTEST IN OUR COUNTRY ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS??? WHAT A JOKE!!!!!! THE IMMIGRATION NEEDS NO REFORM,,, JUST ENFORCEMENT,,, DEPORT THEM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    I've never seen a bigger groups of idiots... Stop breaking the law. This way, AZ, can abolish their law and the federal government can start doing theirs. I hope AZ stands tall and doesn't budge until Washington wakes up!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. us citizen

    Illegal immigrant=illegal.
    drug dealer=illegal.
    murderer=illegal.
    ALL THE SAME!! ILLEGAL!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Meted

    So let me get this straight. Tea Partiers can protest with rifles and that's okay but if a Congressman protests with a tee shirt, and he gets arrested some of you think that's okay. You may be here legally but you're still clueless with regard to what this country is all about.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RJames

    They bring a neighborhood down. They claim they built america. The minute one them confront me, they are leaving the planet. We need you militias.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Max Power

    Illegal immigrant=illegal.
    drug dealer=illegal.
    murderer=illegal.
    ALL THE SAME!! ILLEGAL!
    -------
    = undocumented democrats

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Earthling

    Ur all so wrong and so clueless on both sides. U all need to shut ur dam pie holes unless u have personally read every last word in the law and its revisions. 90% of all these comments are uneducated and using improper grammer/spelling. I'd point out everyone of u peoples mistakes, but that would take a lifetime just to list it all here.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brian Paul

    Can we deport his him? Wishful thinking!!

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nate

    Being investigated to see if you're here legally wouldn't be an issue if people didn't stream across the border illegally 365 days a year. It's not like this country invited people to cross over here illegally then suddenly changed their mind. If I were living in any other country illegally, I would *absolutely assume* to be at the whims of the country I was a "guest" of. In fact, aside from the expectation of not being assaulted or tortured, I woudn't expect much else from said country. People make it seem like being asked for proof of citizenship is akin to water boarding. I'd love to see what the average Iraqi or Iranian (two countries whose citizens have had to endure true state-based violatons of human and civil rights) would think of this issue. My guess is they're jealous we have the luxury of arguing over such trivial issues.

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

    Ruth, that is not true at one point your ancestors were immigrants but you are not. Remember being born somewhere does mean your a native.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bubbaG

    Have you ever been stopped for speeding or not fully stopping at a stop sign. Then, to your dismay find you didn't have your insurance card updated in your glovebox. Granted you don't get arrested but the problem is about the same.

    IF you are a legal resident of the US AND you think you may be asked to prove it, let's just start carrying around some papers that show we are a citizen until we clean up this illegal mess.

    IF you are NOT a legal resident of the US THEN YOU are a criminal, sad to say but yes, just like those who cannot prove they have insurance you TOO are a criminal. YOU will be deported, better to leave on your own.

    IF you are a legal resident and you DOUBT you will be asked to prove it, let's support our fellow Americans and begin a movement for EVERY ONE , yes EVERY LAST LAW ABIDING citizen will carry a new little card we will take to our local sheriff's office and ask them to authenticate that states they have seen our passport, birth certificate whatever with an identifying phone number where a law enforcement official may call to verify.

    WE can carry these until our FEDERAL lackadaisical buttlick idiot officials get off their dead a*sses and on their dying feet and CLOSE THE DA*N BORDER as they should. ONCE they do that we can then retire our cards and our nation will once again ride with pride.

    ALIEN GO HOME!

    BubbaG

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeremy from Virginia

    Comment 5 said "If staying in the country means that much why not go thru the process of becoming legal? My mom is Korean and did it. There's just no excuse."

    For most people who came here illegally, there WAS no way to come legally. Uneducated, poor Central Americans usually don't fit any of the current categories for immigration visas. It's a lot harder (and sometimes more expensive) to come and stay illegally than to come legally, but for many there is no other way.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steve from California

    Now, Gutierrez can have a beer with Obama.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. scottxcbad

    I wonder what the circumstance were behind his arrest? Being arrested for "protesting is vague.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
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