BRENTWOOD - A group of Long Islanders held a vigil Thursday night in Brentwood calling for immigration reform.

The gathering comes as a White House-backed bill strengthening border security gains momentum in the Senate. The measure also includes allocations for a 700-mile fence. In the meantime, vigil participants say they want Congress to suspend all deportations.

The House is expected to pass its own version of an immigration bill this summer.

Congress could have a final compromise by the end of 2013.