Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez & Family Defenders getting ready for administrative action and the application period!

By Theresa Paucar, Cong. Luis V. Gutiérrez staff

In the last few months, the District office of Congressman Luis Gutierrez has been training Family Defenders about immigration actions. Our Family Defenders are learning ways to prepare our families for the application period.

This last Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at Iglesia Rebano, Congressman Gutierrez hosted an event on Immigration executive actions and his special guests were DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dick Durbin, Pastor Lynette Santiago and additional guests.

More than 650 immigrant families attended our event and were able to hear an overview of the immigration actions directly from the USCIS Director Rodriguez. Families Defenders interviewed 500 families one-on-one and informed them about their eligibility and provided materials so that they can prepare for the application period.

Congressman  Gutierrez is touring the country to educate immigrants about the President’s executive actions on immigration and provide more information about the expansion of the successful DACA program and the new DAPA program for parents of U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident children.

For more information visit our website at or by calling our Immigration Executive Actions hotline  at 773-342-8490.

Upcoming event in Chicago:

Congressman Gutierrez and Congresswoman Schakowsky will be attending the event!

When? Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Time?  9:30am-2:00pm
Location?  Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 1170 N River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Congressman Gutiérrez has pledged to make Chicago a model community for orienting!