House Speaker Mike Hubbard made the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to halt the deportations of certain illegal immigrants:
“It doesn’t surprise me that the most liberal president in history is refusing to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. In Alabama we are working to shut off the magnet that is drawing illegal immigrants to this state and nation, and President Obama just made that magnet much stronger. This action simply encourages more immigrants to break the law and enter this country illegally instead of playing by the rules. There is no limit to how reckless and irresponsible this president is willing to be if there’s a chance he can win some votes. We need serious immigration reform at the national level, but the president is more interested in playing politics.
“States truly are the last line of defense to protect the people and their rights from the liberal policies of President Obama and the Democrats.”