Yesterday, we reported that Barack Obama was being sued by TransCanada over the Keystone Pipeline debacle. Now, it has been revealed that yet another major lawsuit has been filed against the president, this time by an entire state…
According to Conservative Tribune, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced this week that his state will be suing Obama over the way he has resettled refugees from Iraq and Syria in their state. Bentley reportedly argued that Obama failed to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980 with the resettlement.
The lawsuit claims that various government agencies failed to consult with Alabama on the refugee resettlements, as the Refugee Act demands they must.
“On three separate occasions I have sent letters to the White House requesting information on the Refugee Reception Program in Alabama and these letters have gone unanswered,” Bentley said.
“As governor, the Alabama Constitution gives me the sovereign authority and solemn duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of all citizens of Alabama,” he continued. “The process and manner in which the Obama administration and the federal government are executing the Refugee Reception Program is blatantly excluding the states.”
Bentley has repeatedly asked the Obama administration to provide him with classified details about the resettlements, but they have refused to do so.
“My number one concern is the safety for the people of Alabama and making sure an outdated, archaic and dangerous process that excludes the states is eliminated,” Gov. Bentley said. “We simply cannot have a federal program that impacts states yet doesn’t allow states access to critical information. By filing suit, my goal is to reform the way the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department handle the Refugee Resettlement Program.”
We applaud Governor Bentley and the great state of Alabama for taking a stand against Obama!