Luis Gutiérrez: House GOP Role in Immigration Overhaul is ‘Over’

Posted June 25, 2014 at 1:07pm

“Republicans have failed America, and failed themselves.”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., attacked Republicans on the floor Wednesday, renewing calls for the House of Representatives to take action to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws nearly one year after the Senate passed bipartisan immigration legislation. Gutiérrez’s call to action comes amid Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement Tuesday of a GOP task force to address the crisis at the southern border.

“I gave you the warning three months ago, and now I have no other choice; you’re done,” Gutiérrez said, addressing House Republicans. “Your chance to play a role in how immigration and deportation policies are carried out this year is over.”