Twenty-five House Democrats Thursday called on the Obama administration to suspend new deportations of undocumented people living in the United States until Congress finishes work on comprehensive immigration reform. In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers argue that suspending deportation and expanding “deferred action” programs to allow the undocumented who would qualify for citizenship under reform “is the best way to advance the path to citizenship for undocumented individuals across the country.” Last year Obama launched a deferred action program for so-called “Dreamers” — children who were brought to the United States illegally but who have gone to school, college, or joined the military. So far, 500,000 Dreamers have had their legal status normalized under the program, and lawmakers want to expand that program to other undocumented immigrants.

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