Because comprehensive immigration reform legislation is bottled up in the U.S. House for now, Obama should revisit this issue and find a better way to limit deportations. Too big a reduction might scare away potential Republican votes for immigration reform, but there is a middle ground. Immigration reform advocates point to last summer’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an executive order that protects children who were getting swept up in the deportation process. Expanding that concept to other groups could help. Every day that nothing happens in the nation’s capital, workers who fear deportation are mistreated with impunity, families are torn apart when a breadwinner is picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and taken away, and children worry about their future in the only country they have ever known. Faced with these problems, two states have acted on their own.

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