(Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon))

Gutierrez: ‘44,400 immigrants will be deported’ during Congressional recess

On Wednesday, Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez spoke on the House floor about immigrants in detention and facing deportation.

“The American Dream will end for 44,400 immigrants who will be deported between now and September 9,” said Gutierrez to his colleagues in the House.

RELATED: 34 House members sign letter asking for Dream 9 release

He also highlighted the DREAM 9, who have been detained at the border just over a week ago. Rep. Gutierrez introduced into the record a letter he sent with Congressman Jared Polis on July 25, 2013, calling on President Obama to release the DREAM 9 currently in detention.

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