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Rep. Gutierrez Says Immigration Ruling Will Delay But Not Deter

The Chicago Democrat said he does not believe Obama's opponents have a good legal case

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    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration will delay but won't deter reform efforts. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015)

    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration will delay but won't deter reform efforts.

    The Chicago Democrat said Tuesday that Obama's opponents don't have a good legal case. The White House has promised to appeal a federal judge's decision, which puts on hold Obama's orders that could spare as many as 5 million from deportation.

    Among other things, Obama's order extends deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens, under certain circumstances.

    Gutierrez and other activists say they'll continue planned workshops to help those who could have benefited get ready.

    Chicagoan Mayra Sarabia could potentially benefit. She crossed the border illegally more than two decades ago and has three U.S. citizen children. She says the ruling is just an obstacle.

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