Luis Gutierrez is Not Feeling the Love for Illegal Aliens from Bernie Sanders

243893068_e650365ad4_oMake no mistake about it, Sen. Bernie Sanders supports amnesty for illegal aliens. But that’s not enough for strident open borders advocates like Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) who accused the Vermont Independent, currently seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, of not liking immigrants.

Sanders was making a campaign swing through Iowa, where he has been delivering a stump speech focusing on the economy and jobs. Sanders didn’t have much to say about immigration in his speech – or more specifically amnesty for illegal aliens – which led Gutierrez to speculate about whether, “the socialist—I can’t remember his name—from Vermont…likes immigrants because he doesn’t seem to talk about immigrants.”

For the increasingly belligerent open immigration lobby, the “anti-immigrant” epithet is no longer reserved for those who have the audacity to suggest that our laws actually be enforced. It can now be applied to those who do not show sufficient deference to illegal aliens on the campaign trail.

Gutierrez, it should be noted, is backing Hillary Clinton for the nomination. That would be the Hillary Clinton who, in 2003 on a New York radio station said, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants…and people have to stop employing illegal immigrants,” but who more recently (in an apparent attempt to pander to Democratic Party’s left-leaning nominating base) doubled down on granting amnesty through executive action, promising to “go a step further” than what President Obama has tried.

Gutierrez is probably still reeling from Sanders past record on immigration issues. Surely the Chicago congressman knew that back in 2007 Sanders not only voted against President Bush’s massive amnesty and guest worker bill– but the Vermont populist gave one of the most impassioned speeches on the Senate floor detailing the grievous harm the legislation would inflict on working Americans. But after voting against the 2007 bill, Sanders voted for the 2013 Gang of Eight bill that included many of the same guest worker provisions.

But for Gutierrez and the narcissistic illegal alien lobby none of that matters. Unless you’re entirely focused on them and their demands, you must not like immigrants.

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  1. avatar David Smith says:

    Irresponsible breeding and overpopulation in Third World countries with marginal increases in natural resources is causing a mass migration to the food larders and welfare offices of America, Europe and Austraila. Since 1970, less than one lifetime, the planets population has doubled from 4 to 8 billion, mostly in areas which can afford it least. There aren’t just a couple hundred thousand, there are 7 billion who will overwhelm and will kill you for food. They hide out and remain invisable until sufficient numbers are reached when they come out of the woodwork and discover how many there really are and then demand, demand and demand or else.

    • avatar No Change says:

      David you speak as if you own this planet or know what you are talking about… are part of this breeding…….to generalize all Third World Countries like that is really ignorant……I do assure you millions of Third World countries citizens have better genes, smarter, more educated than you are…..and the countries have Natural Resources …….be more accurate and precise in your feedback…

  2. avatar Michelle says:

    Gutierrez shouldn’t even be allowed to represent any part of American politics. He is a racist blowhard who defends the acts of criminal invaders and thinks that our immigration laws should be ignored. He doesn’t represent Americans. This is what will continue to happen to our country as more hispanics are voted into public office. They watch out for their own and will do whatever it takes to give them whatever they want, illegal or not.

  3. avatar TexRancher says:

    Both are TRAITORS to this country starting with violating their oath of office to enforce the law and by representing the interests of foreign nationals over the interests of AMERICANS!

  4. If This Guy Hates What He Calls Anti-Immigrant

    Or does he really mean “anti-overpopulation”? Voters and liberal “true” environmentalists get the back seat in this argument and if they disagree they’re horrible racists. Isn’t it time our politicians for open borders sprout a brain? Change their wily ways and quit organized crime? Disney did.

  5. avatar Snortz McDuck says:

    Gutierrez is not a real American. He cares for nothing except illegals. He would sell his country down the river in a moment for illegal scum. Disgusting.

    • avatar Jay Patrick says:

      That big mouth little rat bastard doesn’t rate even half of a turd!

    • avatar Patrick Henry says:

      Exactly, ALL hateful, angry Gutierrez EVER is concerned about are ILLEGAL Trespassers, NOT American Citizens, which as a representative, is sworn to represent. He should be forced to resign.

  6. avatar Leland says:

    Actually a belittling insult from Gutierrez because he said “the socialist..I can’t remember his name..from Vermont”. He can’t use the man’s name? If a white politician from either party had said that it would have been days of charges and headlines about anti-Latino bigotry.

    And quite true about Hillary’s record. One of the reasons I voted for her in 08 was because of all the past statements she made supporting enforcement. And isn’t a border fence now considered a “far right” idea? A double layer fence like the Clinton administration built along the California border in the 90s? But you must forget all that, because, like 1984, there is only today’s “truth” and you will be told what to believe.

    I voted for Bill twice, but how many decades have we had of the Clintons and Bushes? And now we could have another 8 years? Sorry, but I’m ready to gag over the thought.