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Advocacy groups on both sides of the immigration debate have fired salvos back and forth over Obama's track record enforcing the law.
Republicans say they cannot trust Obama to enforce the law and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cited that as an obstacle to passing immigration reform through the House.
Pro-immigrant groups argue Obama has enforced the law too zealously.
Janet Murguía, the president of the National Council of La Raza, called Obama the "deporter-in-chief" earlier this month.
Senate Democrats such as Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) have called on Obama to halt the deportations of illegal immigrants who are immediate family members of U.S. citizens.
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that ICE officials moved to deport 28 percent fewer illegal immigrants from the interior of the country in 2013 than in 2012.
The group obtained the law enforcement records through a lawsuit.