Hours after the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed the House, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said that he and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are teaming up this weekend to help 500 migrant families “understand” President Barack Obama’s executive order.
The government funding bill will go ahead and fund Obama’s executive amnesty, drawing the ire of many conservatives in the House, 67 of whom voted against the measure. (RELATED: Right And Left Outraged As Spending Bill Heads For Senate)
Gutierrez made the comments to MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart Friday morning.
“Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I, and Illinois is ready. Wonderful composite of organizations: legal organizations, community act activists. Tomorrow, now we had to shut the doors down on the pre-registration, we have 500 families coming to the North Side, an evangelical church,” explained the congressman.
“We have hundreds of volunteers to help to understand the president’s executive order,” he explained. “We’ve got 30 lawyers. We have a whole orientation. We’re going to tell them what documents they got to put together like birth certificates and passports and all their credentials, and get them ready to go through a background check.”
“By the time the end of February in Chicago, I hope to be able to come back to you and tell you about the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people that we’ve already gotten ready to take advantage of the president’s executive order,” said Rep. Gutierrez. “That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to move forward. I’m going to sign people up.”