July 11, 2013

Rep. Gutierrez, CWS's John McCullough Discuss Immigration Reform

Congressman announces immigration tour in Republican districts and advocates give overview of actions across the country to build pressure for reform.

Washington, DC – This week President Obama is meeting with Democratic members of the House of Representatives and Republican members are meeting to determine the party’s stance and path forward on immigration reform. Meanwhile, immigration advocates have held events and actions on Capitol Hill and throughout the country to put pressure on Republicans to bring up immigration reform with a path to citizenship for a vote.

On a press call today Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and immigration reform advocates, including Church World Service President and CEO the Rev. John McCullough, will discuss this week’s happenings and the prospects of immigration reform in the House of Representatives.  Rep. Gutierrez will also talk about his upcoming tour in which he’ll visit GOP Congressional Districts to build bipartisan support for immigration reform.

For more information contact Shannon Maurer at (202) 604-2464.

What:
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and immigration reform advocates discuss prospects in the House

When:
Thursday, July 11th at 1 p.m.

Where:
Dial-in: 1-877-888-4319; Passcode: IMMIGRATION

Who:
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service
Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
Jacinta Ma, Deputy Director, Asian American Justice Center
Clarissa Martinez De-Castro, Director, Civic Engagement and Immigration, National Council of La Raza
Ramon Ramirez, Executive Director, PCUN Oregon Farmworker Union