As the Senate debates a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the House of Representatives is fighting a partisan battle over President Barack Obama’s stopgap measure, a program to defer deportations for young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. Last week, a group of House Republicans voted to defund the deferred action program. This week, a group of Democratic House lawmakers, including Nevada’s Rep. Dina Titus, are calling on the president to expand it to all undocumented immigrants. “We want not just to have those wonderful students, the Dreamers; we want their mommies and daddies,” Titus said Wednesday at a rally for undocumented immigrants in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. “So, Mr. President, open up that program and let our families stay here so they can contribute to our community, our society and the betterment of this country.”

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