Illinois Congressman Holds Immigration Rally In East Boston

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Luis Gutierrez (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Luis Gutierrez (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez met with immigrant advocates for a rally in East Boston on Sunday.

Speaking in Spanish and English, Rep. Gutierrez told the crowd that President Barack Obama is not living up to a campaign pledge he made to immigrants before the election.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

“And you said, ‘Elect me president of the United States, and I will be your champion for immigration reform,'” said Rep. Gutierrez.

Rep. Gutierrez said he understands there’s no appetite for immigration reform in the current Congress, but he said President Obama has the power to help undocumented workers right now.

“You have the resources granted to you by the Congress of the United States, and use your discretion, and freeze their immigration situation immediately,” said Rep. Gutierrez.

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