While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants. Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter that he has the authority to pause deportations of undocumented immigrants, urging “the sensible and moral step of stopping deportations.” “In fact, taking a strong step toward granting relief would move us in the direction of where the immigration debate rightfully should start, with the legalization of eleven million men and women who call the United States their home,” the letter states. The lawmakers are the most prominent of a growing chorus calling on Obama to use his executive authority to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants.

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