Although Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake has been a vigorous supporter of Democrat Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez when partnering with him on immigration reform issues in Washington, he is mysteriously MIA from the list of those attending the Phoenix rally for legalization of the nation’s millions of illegal aliens today. Democrat Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor will be on hand. If you’d like to join the 4:00 PM meeting, the information is here.
Gutierrez is on a 20-city amnesty tour to drum up support for forcing the Obama administration to prioritize legalization of those in our country illegally.
In his home district, Flake talks up his opposition to “earmarks” — those outrageous spending packages we all disdain. Yet 3,000 miles away, in the halls of congress, Flake works on behalf of the costliest of measures — pushing the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” or STRIVE Act, granting tuition and other benefits, while extending amnesty for illegal aliens living in our country. STRIVE and the nightmarish DREAM Act were applauded by La Raza.
The GovTrackUS website lists Luis Gutierrez as a “Lonely Far Left” Democrat.
Read this stunning article titled The Numbers Are On Our Side written by Gutierrez in Progress Illinois. In this excerpt he specifically mentions Jeff Flake:
“During the 110th Congress, I introduced the only bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill with my colleague, Congressman Jeff Flake, from Arizona. Our bill would create a system that allows undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows and work here legally and safely and humanely…It creates a system predicated on family values by developing laws that keep families strong and, most importantly, keeps husbands and wives, parents and children together.
Passing sensible immigration reform is good policy and good politics. So how do we win? We need more engaged progressives who are willing to stand up for what is right. We need labor unions to keep leading the charge. We need grassroots efforts to register immigrants to vote and to turn them out on Election Day. In the end, democracy is about numbers. The side that can count the highest wins. And the numbers are on our side. Hard-working immigrants are turning red states blue.
They are electing leaders from school boards to the U.S. Senate. They are standing up and marching and speaking with one voice. Immigrants will remember on Election Day who heard them, respected them, and fought for them,” says Jeff Flakes’ friend and co-sponsor of amnesty bills, Rep. Luis Gutierrez.