Gutierrez Uses Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez to Make a Point

"Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember your papers," says Illinois Congressman

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    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) used the likenesses of several well-known people to make a point about racial profiling and challenge Arizona's "show me your papers" law. (Published Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012)

    Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez has Beiber fever. 

    Gutierrez employed photos of celebrity couple Justin Bieber, a Candian, and Selena Gomez, an American citizen, Wednesday morning to make his point about the Arizona immigration laws.

    While on the House floor Gutierrez  asked members "pick out the immigrant" to demonstrate how the controversial, “show me your paper” provision in Arizona could cause racial profiling.

     "Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember your papers," he said, spinning the profiling discussion on its head. 

    Gutierrez also used athletes like Jeremy Lin and Tony Parker to make his point about citizenship as well as journalist  like Geraldo Rivera and Ted Koppel.