Pfeiffer: ‘The President Has No Choice but to Act’

by Ian Tuttle

The failure of Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform and other immigration measures means that “the president has no choice but to act,” says White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Pfeiffer criticized opponents of the president’s potential executive action for perpetuating “uninformed speculation.” According to Pfeiffer, the president has not yet received from advisers information about what immigration actions are available to him under the law. “Let’s wait and see what those are before we judgments,” said Pfeiffer.

Whatever the president does, adds Pfeiffer, “will not be a substitute for comprehensive immigration reform.”