U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez Talks to Azteca America's 'Issues: Caras y Voces' About Why Immigration is More Important Than Ever

Jan 26, 2010, 16:21 ET from Azteca America from ,Grupo Salinas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Azteca America television network is proud to feature U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez on this week's broadcast of "Issues: Caras y Voces," hosted by veteran Latino journalist Armando Guzman.

Congressman Gutierrez has served eight terms in the U.S. Congress as a representative from Illinois. He was the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest and has been very active on immigration issues, especially those affecting the Latino community.

Congressman Gutierrez is currently Chair of the Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force. He was named to the Judiciary Committee in the 110th Congress where he has also remained, serving on the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law subcommittees.

Regarding the changing landscape in the United States Senate, he said that those changes won't affect his vision. He is going to go on working in order to make an immigration reform possible. He emphasized that he will redouble his efforts.

"I'm going to continue working with the legacy that Sen. Kennedy left," said Congressman Gutierrez. "And when this bill is signed, the legacy will have been fulfilled."

"Issues: Caras y Voces" features top leaders that impact the Latino community through one-on-one interviews conducted by Armando Guzman. Covering the White House and the Capitol for almost two decades, Mr. Guzman is one of the most respected correspondents in Washington. The interview forum airs Tuesday evenings during Noticiero Azteca America, the network news broadcast of Azteca America.

Past guests of "Issues: Caras y Voces" include: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Mel Martinez (FL), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Congressman Jose E. Serrano (NY), Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, NIDA Director Nora Volkow, ACS President Elmer Huerta, NEC Deputy Director Diana Farrell, California State Senator Gil Cedillo, former Senator George McGovern and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Don't miss "Issues: Caras y Voces" Tuesdays during the nighttime transmissions of Noticiero Azteca America at 11:00 pm EST and PST/ 10:00 pm CST.

    Webcast repetitions are available at www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org.

    The forum is also broadcast in Mexico on Proyecto 40.

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