August 9, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
This morning, Politico issued its top questions for the President before he leaves for vacation. On immigration, the article asked:
“Would you issue an executive order to provide relief to some or all 11 million undocumented immigrants if the House fails to pass a bill?
Obama insisted during his first term that he couldn’t change immigration laws unilaterally. But then, he did. Months before the 2012 election, he ordered his administration to stop deporting certain young undocumented immigrants. Congressional Democrats and immigrant advocates will increasingly look to the president to use his executive authority in the absence of House action on comprehensive reform.
Obama is prepared to hold back on going into full-on campaign mode until October or November, and only if Republicans are showing no sign of progress.
But his response to this question would provide clues on his administration’s fallback plan.” Read more