Liberal House Democrats pounced on President Obama Thursday over his deportation policy, saying he’s been too tough on illegal immigrants at the expense of families. The lawmakers are urging the administration to expand its deferred action program – which allows some undocumented youngsters to remain in the United States temporarily – to adults who don’t pose a threat to the country. “It is unconscionable that the youth has been given an opportunity that they rightfully deserve and their parents are being deported as we speak,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said at a press briefing at the Capitol.

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