As for his future, Gutierrez said he would have to determine where he would be most useful. but it appeared immigration reform is his top goal.
"You cannot give up what your core values are in order to promote your own personal agenda or career. You know what I've believed in for the last 18 years, I'm not going to turn my back on that," he said.
Saturday's event was organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee rights. Speakers called on Congress to pass immigration reform.