We launched the Drop the I-Word campaign in September 2010 to eliminate use of the dehumanizing slur “illegal” to describe immigrants. By Spring 2013, the Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other news outlets dropped the i-word, affecting millions of readers daily nationwide.
July 9, 2015- Congressman Gutiérrez responds to the recent comments by Donald Trump calling Mexican immigrants “rapists, drug dealers, and criminals” and calls attention to how the inaction of the Republican Party on immigration perpetuates unsafe communities. He addresses the recent tragedy in San Francisco and argues that a system where people are able to come out of the shadows and identify themselves along with a criminal background would increase safety for all. “Unfortunately, that is exactly the system that some Republicans have been fighting against.”
A federal judge ruled Friday that Texas officials can continue to deny U.S. birth certificates to the children of immigrants who cannot supply required identification because they entered the country illegally.