Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) speaks at a news conference this month to show solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands after the crisis caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a longtime advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and strident critic of the Trump administration, is set to announce Tuesday he is retiring from Congress, according to multiple Democrats familiar with the decision.
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Calls to the congressman were not answered Monday night. His top spokesman, Doug Rivlin, declined to comment. The Democrats who described Gutierrez’s plans expected him to serve out the remainder of his term, which expires in early 2019.
Gutierrez held an event in Chicago on Monday alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and is slated