Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 5, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama organization dedicated to the defense of the Constitution strictly interpreted according to the intent of its Framers, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case involving President Obama's November 2014 executive memorandum stopping the deportation of an estimated 4.1 million illegal aliens.
A federal judge in Texas halted the implementation of the order, saying it exceeded the President's powers under the Constitution, and a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on the case in April and to decide the case before the end of June.
Foundation President Kayla Moore said of the case, "It is appalling to think that President Obama would by executive fiat allow millions of aliens to stay in this country even though they are clearly violating the law. It is manifestly unfair to place illegal aliens on a path to residency ahead of the many who have gone through the legal process to become legal immigrants. Even elementary school children know it is wrong to 'crowd' in line."
Foundation Senior Counsel John Eidsmoe added, "The President asked Congress to make these changes, and when Congress refused, he did so himself by an executive memorandum. Not only has he usurped the powers of Congress; he has abdicated his own constitutional duty to 'take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.' He has made a shambles of the separation of powers our Framers gave us in the Constitution."
In the same case, Alabama Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions announced that they are joining with 42 other Senators in filing an amicus brief supporting Texas and opposing the Obama Administration's immigration order. Also, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced that Alabama has joined a coalition of 26 states in filing a brief supporting Texas and opposing the Administration's position.