By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Friday President Barack H. Obama announced that he was awarding two year stays of deportation to anyone under 30 who can show that they entered the country illegally as a child. The President would then allow the illegal aliens to apply for work permits to remain in the country beyond that period of time and gain legal presence in the United State. ‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ contacted Alabama State Senator Scott Beason (R) from Gardendale who Co-sponsored the strictest anti-illegal immigrations law in the country, the Beason Hammons Alabama Citizen and Taxpayers Protection Act (HB56/HB658) about the announcement.
Sen. Beason said, “My concerns go way beyond the immigration issue. We can debate that. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the President of the United States authority to nullify the laws of the United States. This is not a dictatorship.” Sen. Beason said that President Obama does not have that kind of authority to give incremental amnesty to any of the over eleven million illegal aliens without an act of Congress.
The Supreme Court will issue its ruling on the Arizona Law, which HB56 was patterned after, as early as Monday. Senator Beason said, “Does it really matter what the states do? Arizona could apprehend illegal aliens all day long; but if the federal government won’t come get them what can you do?”
Sen. Beason said, “This action shows where his loyalties lie. He can’t do this by edict. No one could have foreseen this President.” Sen. Beason said that apparently it is President Obama’s view that anyone can come across our boarders, suck up benefits and take away jobs from American citizens and there is nothing wrong with that. “I think he (President Obama) has made it perfectly clear that he is going to give amnesty to everyone that wants it.
Sen. Beason wondered if these work permits and stays of deportation are even legally valid since the President has no authority to issue stays and work visas to illegal aliens without enabling legislation from the U.S. Congress. Sen. Beason said, “It puts the person with one in a legal quandary.”
Sen. Beason said that this action is absolutely not in the Constitution that we studied in school and which the country was founded on. Sen. Beason said, “The President has made it abundantly clear that he does not like the Constitution. He is trampling over the laws of the Country. He is trampling on the Constitution.”
The President’s decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act was another example Sen. Beason gave where the President was nullifying the laws of the country by his edicts. Sen. Beason said that he could not believe that liberal Americans could support an administration with such low regard for the Constitution and the rule of law.