Luis V GutiÃ©rrez
Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: GutiÃ©rrez was born and raised in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. After his freshman year at St. Michael's High School in Chicago, his parents moved the family to their hometown of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. He returned to Chicago in 1974 and enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University, graduating with a degree in English in 1977. Currently, GutiÃ©rrez represents Illinois's 4th congressional district in the U. S. House of Representatives. Biography: Luis GutiÃ©rrez has worked as a teacher, social worker, cab driver, community activist, and city official until his election in 1986 as Alderman from the city's 26th ward. In 1993, GutiÃ©rrez became member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois's 4th congressional district. He is recognized as the national leader on comprehensive immigration reform and was the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest.
|Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill
ISBN: 0393088979 OCLC: 829738406 Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, twelve-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez is, among Latinos and along with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the most recognized Hispanic public figure in America.Here Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to