Monday, February 27, 2017

Rep. Gutierrez guest for Trump speech American-born daughter of Palestinian refugees

Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) announced today that his guest for the President’s address to a joint session of Congress on February 28 will be Ms. Fidaa Rashid, a Chicago immigration attorney who works with a mostly Middle Eastern clientele – those most directly targeted by Trump’s Muslim Ban. Ms. Rashid was born in the U.S. to parents who were refugees from Gaza in the Palestinian Territories.

“If he looks up during the speech,” Rep. Gutierrez said, “I want Trump to see the face of a woman, the face of a Muslim, and the face of someone whose family has enriched and contributed to this country despite starting out as refugees. Trump needs to know that real people are hurt by his policies and Ms. Rashid can make that point in so many ways. I am looking forward to it.”

Rep. Gutiérrez is beginning his 13th term representing the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.


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