Alabama has joined a coalition of 26 states in filing a merits brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the Obama administration’s amnesty plan.
The brief was filed Monday and argues the administration’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is unconstitutional and violates the state of Alabama’s rights.
“The majority of the states oppose his illegal executive amnesty plan which is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted our request for an injunction on November 9, 2015,” said Strange.
Oral arguments will take place April 18 before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Among other states that are suing over the executive amnesty plan are Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
“The president’s immigration order is an outright attempt to sidestep the power of Congress which had earlier refused to pass blanket amnesty for millions of illegal aliens,” said Attorney General Luther Strange. “This president has demonstrated over and over the will to circumvent Congress and the limits on his own constitutional authority in order to achieve a political goal.”