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Gutierrez: Kelly ‘Not Fulfilling His Responsibility’ – Executive Made People Undocumented to Push ‘Xenophobic, Racist Nonsense’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) stated Chief of Staff John Kelly has not fulfilled his responsibilities on immigration and the executive branch made thousands of people in the US legally undocumented, “so they can continue to feed this kind of xenophobic, racist nonsense to their base voters.”

Gutierrez said, “The fact is, Kate, the votes exist in the Congress of the United States to resolve the issue for the DREAMers, to resolve the issue for those on TPS, and he has to stop saying, ‘Oh, I’m on NPR. Let me be real nice about those people that come here.’ … You’re right, Mr. Kelly. Now step up, and do your job and stop shirking your responsibility, and tell the president of the United States you don’t need the Congress of the United States to do a single thing. This is an executive authority in your hands.”

Gutierrez added, “[H]e’s not fulfilling his responsibility, when he comes on a radio program, and he knows that the executive branch of government, which he is the chief of staff to…is the ones that have caused for hundreds of thousands of people, who are here legally in the United States, they’re here legally, and he made them undocumented and therefore eligible for deportation, so they can continue to feed this kind of xenophobic, racist nonsense to their base voters. I think it’s — he’s got to fulfill his responsibilities.”

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