Twenty-nine House Democratic members sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday calling for him to halt deportations, arguing that it would help, not hurt, the debate over immigration reform by bringing in new voices. “This is not to abandon comprehensive immigration reform for executive action, this is to say that if you truly care — and we all do — about the comfort, the well-being and the security of millions of families across this country, then we have to explore all options,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said at a press conference announcing the letter. Calls for the administration to expand its deferred action policies have grown louder in recent months as deportations are expected to hit the 2 million mark during Obama’s presidency

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