Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will headline a rally for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in San Diego on Friday.
Gutierrez will appear at the “Defend the Dream” rally at San Diego State University with Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is challenging Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) in the Republican district.
Gutierrez recently endorsed Campa-Najjar, who is of Arab and Latino heritage and worked in former President Barack Obama’s administration.
The Illinois Democrat has been so frustrated with his party on the DACA issue that he reportedly threatened to leave the Democratic caucus if his party’s leaders cave again to Republicans and support a spending deal without a permanent DACA fix.
— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) February 6, 2018
Gutierrez recently announced that he will retire from Congress after his term ends to create a “new fierce framework for immigrant rights across this country” ahead of “2020 and the presidential election.” The Illinois Representative said he plans to travel from coast to coast to meet with activists to create a left-wing infrastructure that can effectively fight President Donald Trump in 2020.