White House won't rule out future executive action on immigration

The White House on Tuesday would not categorically rule out future executive actions to address immigration, while continuing to maintain “there is not” anything the president could do in lieu of congressional action on comprehensive reform.

“I don’t want to speculate about what sort of actions the president might or might not take,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters…

Still, Earnest stressed that the White House believed congressional action was the only way to fully address the issue.

“We have been very clear that the problem that the president is trying to solve here is one that can only be solved with the Congress, and that problem is an immigration system that everybody acknowledges is broken,” he said.