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Democrat Rep. Gutierrez tells church that Trump must be 'eliminated' from presidency

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) criticized President Donald Trump for his immigration policies, saying he needed to be eliminated from the presidency. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) gave a scathing speech against the immigration and environmental policies of President Donald Trump, and called for the community to fight against him to "eliminate" him from office.

Speaking Saturday from the sanctuary of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago, Gutierrez said that he would make sure a Democrat-controlled Congress would issue articles of impeachment against Trump to "eliminate him as the president of the United States of America."

"You know what a criminal is?" he asked. "Someone who takes health care away from 33 million people is a criminal!"

"Someone who uses his executive authority to turn away people fleeing devastation," he continued. "Devastation! Have you seen the children? Have you seen the faces of those fleeing Syria?"

"And he says no," he continued, "you cannot come to this country and seek refuge. To me, that is a criminal.”

Gutierrez said Trump was more of a criminal than illegal immigrants who came to the United States, saying that they work miserable jobs.

The illegal immigration advocate also thanked other Democrat politicians for doing their part in keeping Chicago a "sanctuary city," to "protect the community."

Trump promised during the campaign trail that he would shut down sanctuary cities and former President Obama's "Dream Act" that gave amnesty to illegal aliens. Rep. Gutierrez has been a stalwart critic and opponent to Trump's policies.

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