President Obama issued an executive order in June deferring deportation for immigrants brought to the United States at a young age by their parents.
Earlier this week the Romney campaign said he would not revoke temporary deportation exemptions that Obama made under his administration but that he would not issue any more exemptions after his inauguration.
“President Obama’s decision to lift the shadow of deportation for these young people is not only common-sense policy, but it also reflects our values as a nation of immigrants that cherishes hard work and love of country,” Reid said. “Once again, Gov. Romney has proven to be out of touch with the nation in which he lives.”