They want Obama to use executive action to suspend deportation, grant some form of administrative relief, and expand deferred action to the millions of undocumented immigrants waiting to come out of the shadows. Obama, who was out front on other controversial issues such as gun control, largely stayed behind the scenes as senators worked on a comprehensive immigration reform bill which the upper chamber approved and is now stalled in the House. That bill doubles patrol agents on the Mexican border and includes a path to citizenship for the undocumented. However, the House is taking a piecemeal approach that is mainly focused on border security, interior enforcement, and worker visas. If House Republicans do look at legal status for immigrants, they would likely limit their focus to children who were brought to America illegally.

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