Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) is conducting a national tour with the theme “Family Unity” to document the harm caused to our communities by the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. Gutierrez is attending community meetings, prayer vigils and town halls across the country for thousands of U.S. citizens whose families have been or risk being torn apart by a broken immigration system.
On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended one of the Family Unity events at a church in San Francisco. She joined hundreds of families to demand an end to inhumane immigration raids and deportations that separate parents from children. “Taking parents from their children . . . . that’s un-American,” she said.
Read coverage of the event and Pelosi’s comments at SFGate.com – Pelosi: End raids splitting immigrant families
On a related note, though not part of the tour, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) spoke out against raids in his article Toward Humane Immigration Enforcement last Friday.