White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer does not think the next president will roll back President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, even if a Republican wins in 2016.
The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reminded Pfeiffer that all the executive actions Obama was using to boost his political capital in the twilight years of his presidency could be easily undone by the next president.
Pfeiffer defended Obama’s actions, but he admitted that it was “important as hell” for another Democratic president to take office.
But he also asserted that a Republican would be hesitant to roll back Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.
Referring to executive actions, he asserted that “if you do these right, they become very hard to undo.”
“In politics, it’s possible to deny people things. It’s almost impossible to take things away from them,” Pfeiffer said. “A Republican president would have to come in, sign an executive order or whatever, and direct millions of families to be back under the threat of deportation.”
“That’s not gonna happen,” he added.