The Obama administration expects Alabama to welcome with open arms Syrian and other migrants who may not have had thorough background checks.
And yesterday Alabama sent Obama its response — see you in court.
Alabama on Thursday became the second state to sue the U.S. government over refugee resettlement, accusing the Obama administration of failing to consult with states on placement of those who have fled their home countries.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Birmingham, said Jennifer Ardis, spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Robert Bentley.
Bentley is one of several governors who opposed the settlement of Syrian refugees in their states after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. The lawsuit does not specifically address refugees from Syria. But it follows the lead of Texas, which sued using similar arguments last month to try to block six Syrian refugees from settling in Dallas.
The Alabama lawsuit — filed in federal court in Birmingham — argues that the federal government hasn’t followed a portion of the Refugee Act of 1980 that says the federal government “shall consult regularly” with states on placement. The lawsuit says Alabama has not gotten information it needs to assess security concerns and plan for requests for social services.
“We are the one who secure the people of this state and protect the people of this state. We need to have the information on refugees as they come in to allow us to do that,” Bentley told The Associated Press, adding that federal officials are disregarding states’ rights.
Patrick Rodenbush, a spokesman with the U.S Department of Justice, said the department had no comment on the lawsuit.
The lawsuit asks a judge to require the federal government to provide the entire government file on refugees — including medical information and the basis to support Medicaid eligibility — who have been or will be settled in Alabama and to block any future settlement until that information is given.
The federal government controls resettlement programs, and experts have said states have no authority to bar refugees from moving to their jurisdictions.
The Obama administration has said states cannot block the placement of refugees. Attorneys for the federal government, in a court filing in the Texas case, said that nothing in the law requires the government to give states person-specific information on individual refugees before they are resettled.
Bentley acknowledged that he has concerns about the vetting of Syrian refugees but said the lawsuit is about more than accepting refugees from the war-torn country,
“We would like to know who is coming into our state. … We need to know any background information that supposedly is gathered,” Bentley said.
Some states have backed off their push against Syrian refugees. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this week rescinded his executive order trying to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees after the state’s attorney general issued an official opinion that he didn’t have that authority.
Bentley, who issued a similar order, said he still maintains he is within his rights.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Main Street says
On the CBS News the other night about the huge increase of assaults on German women by middle eastern men refugees. In Cologne it was near anarchy as allegedly middle eastern men attacked women in large numbers. I’m no fan of the Confederate flag and that southern lore. However, it was a part of the American South’s history and deserved to be recognized as history. However, the government now wants to flood Alabama and other states with folks who think that hate, treating women like dirt and living off of welfare is natural. Our government rarely criticizes that culture of intolerance. However it quickly demands that history in the south be hidden and labels a whole region.Good for Alabama to say no.
Main Street says
Few if any of these folks will be settled in the wealthy suburbs. Most will be settled in lower middle class cities. Once safe and stable working class communities will see crime and intolerance increase. Corner stores will see signs in many languages bragging that they accept EBT and WIC. Immigrants came to build and in years past, within a generation were equal to or ahead economically of the native born Americans. Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law and Reagan’s signing Simpson-Mazzoli 30 years back changed that.
It don’t matter which state or where, the issue is we can’t trust them, and we don’t need them, the sodomite muslim wanting to ship all his muslim buddies in here was part of the plan when he gave billions to his muslim brotherhood to finance ISIS, them ship in all his so called muslim refugees, to victimize us.
It was cooked up then and since the sodomite in chief the head cocksman obama is following orders from the Nazi big brother Illuminati, as henry kissinger stated he was put in to get the new world order going, not a peaceful solution, anytime a government wants to control the people they have overstepped their boundaries, the people are supposed to control the government. The only control the government is supposed to do is enforce the laws of the land, not make their oun against the people!
Eddie Earley says
Agree completely! ! ! ! We can be sympathetic, but not to the point that it destroys us. That will benefit no one. Have our leaders lost their sense of responsibility?
DO YOU ALL NOT KNOW THAT THEY ARE IN THIS CONTRY ALREADY. OMA HAS BEEN BRINGING THM IN TO THIS COUNTRY UNDERHE COVER OF NIGHT AND DISPURSING THEM TO OTHER STATES….LOOK IN U-TUBE.
Good for Alabama!! All 50 states should do the same. This madness has to stop. We can’t let their ideology destroy our cities and states and target our women and young girls. They are savage animals.
It’s time for some honest, patriotic, constitutional attorneys to do some pro bono work for Alabama. This affects ALL of us. Tyranny must be fought against at all costs.
You said it! Besides, what happened to a States sovereignty?
Poor Alabama! Your governors never learn. At least Gov. Wallace realized the errors of his ways and was reconciled to the woman he tried to keep out of the University.
WELL ,YOU CAN THANK THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA , INPEACH THIS S.O.B. NOW
BEFORE IT GETS WORST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama and his clan needs to be ARRESTED, tried for treason and given a 21gun salute, he want’s the guns, give him 21 automatic weapons with full magazines.
I am very proud of Alabama and Texas for standing up for the good of their states. I wish my state had the guts to do the same. Everyone needs to stop doing all the talking and put their money where their mouth is. Let your state government officials know that you want to stand with those two brave states.
You are correct did you know that the stars on the confederat flag actually symbaluze the 13 Tribs of Joseph and did you know the parting of the sea by Moses is on the ceiling in the White House , on that note who is covering up What? Could it be the truth about who we all are related to. Could that be Isarelites. Did you know that the Jewish is the change makers it kinda lets you know where the term Jew came from . For your reference no I am not race st these are the facts of our history .
Donnie Johnson says
Who gives a crap? That has nothing to do with anything.
Pam Taylor says
Pam Taylor says
That was forDonnie Johnson reply… Thought it was kinda funny
Pam Taylor says
I’ll try to refrain from laughter…is that suffient for retraction of the laughing face?
I agree, as Hillary Clinto screamed WHAT THE HELL DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE, don’t have a dammed thing to the sodomite chieftain shipping all the terrorist in here, he already shipped a few million in while everyone’s eyes was on his illegals he had bused in to the southern border, he culd distribute them around the states and soon take us over completely, everything would soon fail and it would be NAZI GERMANY all over. The worst enemy of the states is the media, they program the people world wide for the new world order.
No they don’t symbolize the 13 tribes rather they sybolize the 13 original colonies, at one time our flag ad 15 stars & 15 stripes until they realized that eventually the flag would have to become way to large to display so they dropped it back to the 13 stripes that adorn the flag still today
Heck yes!!! Where are the rest of the states..The government is housing millions refugees in FEMA camps that are strategically placed all around our country. Then our liar in chief with his crocodile tears is chipping away at our only right to defend ourselves and our families. Then we are defenseless against this Muslim takeover of our nation. People wake up..no matter what our personal views are this imposter in the WH is not working for us..he’s working against us and he’s doing it right under our noses. Bottom line, most of us in our right minds, would rather keep our freedoms..freedom is not free, you must fight for it. Let’s hope and pray that more states have the b***s to do the very same thing Alabama is doing.
Agree. obama brings muslim conspirasy, in night time, without ocuments by UPS aircfats to priva airports in Pensilvania and other places. Look tis video on youtube!!! https://youtu.be/KIf3tElDLfA?t=1
With all due respect you should use spellcheck when posting a message.
Pam Taylor says
I agree totally!! Use any defense aurgement that forces an answer for those who tell us we’re in the wrong……they use postpond tactics, we’ll use the truth as our tactic and see if they can shirt around that for a long while. In the mean time, standing out ground !!
Jeny Hodges says
I am proud of Governor Bentley, for standing for AL.
Steven Archibald says
Perhaps the ISIS flag will replace the Confederate flag. Wouldn’t that be just a whole lot better ….
I have stated a couple of times – when a man (anywhere) is caught (or proven) to have attacked and raped a woman, girl, or child, his “weapon” should immediately be taken from him – with a sharp knife!!
Stanley M. says
They want it eliminated to do away with anything that has to do with slavery. Muslims a cult, not a religion, believes in slavery, and that women are possessions not a women. And can be killed or anything else that the Muslim cult wants to do with them. If they want to pimp them out they can. As well as there children can be pimped out. They believe that a female when born is to be used for nothing but sex and a boy is considered a cum cup to be used for sex. Is there any wonder that there minds are sick, from birth.The pedophile cult should be eliminated from the Earth, NOW.
Eddie Earley says
I don’t think the fed. gov has rights over State Gov. except in matters of war & taxes …….does it?
Eddie Earley says
You stand up for what is right Alabama! ! ! !
Maybe one of the Syrians will break into the white house and decap obozo.
Perhaps they will when Obozo invites them to dinner! Remember his comment that he would “stand with the Muslims.”
This man is the demon himself and every time I hear his voice I get sick to my stomach. Send him to prison for treason.
Lori, it’s sad that you are so consumed by hatred. Had you been in charge of the Egyptian border 2000 years ago the Holy Family would have been sent back to Herod! Anyway, most Americans reject your bigotry and while we want a nation kept safe we don’t want to send the Statue of Liberty back to France. We still want to be a beacon of hope to those fleeing oppression. Your posts should embarass all who are true American patriots.
Daisy Duke says
IsaiahR – you’ve been drinking the koolaid! We have homeless VETERANS who have sacrificed for all of us, we have millions of AMERICANS who aren’t reflected in employment numbers, or unemployment numbers because they lost their jobs and have dropped out all those rolls – between the influx of Hispanic ILLEGALS and these terrorist refugees we cannot afford them – we need to take care of our own first and let the wealthy arab nations take in these “refugees”
LARRY fRAME says
You are absolutely right, but on OUR terms.
When Ellis Island worked, and without the population density we have now, their were quotas established to fairly allow people from ALL countries to have an opportunity to immigrate LEGALLY at a rate that would let them be absorbed for jobs, schools, healthcare, etc.
In most instances, they had sponsors or some support system other than the government.
Other countries have strict parameters for immigration. The U.S.A. has totally forgotten common sense and the definition of “legal”.
I’m with Trump. Close the damn borders until we get a handle on this.
Doesn’t embarrass me but YOU DO! Why do these people have to come here anyways? Stay in their country and stop being whimps and fight for their country! We are not fleeing our country..we will stay right here and fight for it! Heard Whoopie and Rosie gonna leave when Trump gets into the WH! I need to make my reservation to watch them go!
I HOPE SO.
What a good pipe dream!!
Will one of these syrians break onto the white house to decap obama?
annie prochera says
IF only we would be so lucky to see that happen. The world would be a better place!
trumpt blast says
never happen as he is one of them and is aiding them in their agenda !!!
Proud American says
God bless Alabama!! Sure wish we had a Republican governor in Virginia instead of a “Duh, whatever you say, boss”, Democrap. As long as Barack Insane Ovomit keeps giving them OUR money he will continue to get his way. Can’t wait till he’s a nobody again. Then he will see how many people despise him and his wife, Michael Robinson.
Ron Robinson says
Information has been passed around the internet that Obama is using UPS Planes converted to carry Syrian refugees to the US in the dead of night secretly. These people are Muslims and has been going on since 2013. They are not vetted, whereabouts not released and Governors of States not informed who are where they are. Christy has acknowledged this in his state of NJ. Also Philadephia , PA, South Carolina, Texas and Alabama has been noted.
I think you may be right. I was dropping off a package at a local UPS store she I was sure I head voices coming from inside a large package. And UPS is not the only offender. Word has it that a conservative evangelical pastor warned his congregation to avoid letting Santa into the house as he was seen transporting terrorists dressed as elves in his sleigh. What next?
Lorraine E says
The states do have the authority to block the federal government from placing “refugees” within their borders. Countermand Amendments by the states exempt them from government orders and programs. Charles Kacprowicz has a web site which explains how Countermand Amendments work and how they are created. Charles said that he is willing to meet with governors and state representatives to answer questions.
It comes down to County Councils. If your county would say they would not accept dollars, from the US government, for these refugees, the Feds have to place them, elsewhere.
My county council is mostly Dems. They were afraid to do it. Yet the next county over did! Thinking about moving, myself!
Lorraine, obama is a traitor and you are deceived with them using our own laws to inflitrate illigal syria/muslims without background checks into our country. wakeup and lets americans unit. Take a look at colonge germany what has happened…..muslim, 1000 of them raped/assulted 90 women right out in the open. that will surely happen right here on our own soil. obama if not yanked out of the white house now will cause blood shed here in america and maybe it is to late, but you have to look at what is more importment obama issueing damageing orders or common sense as to what he is doing.
trumpt blast says
yes if the country were to unite we could fix the real problem by having a new revolution but this country is still divided !! we have those that still believe in the constitution and those that think big government is the only way to have an equal distribution of the wealth because they don’t really want to do the hard work to earn / make / build their own wealth !!! if you don’t believe me watch how many will buy as many lotto tickets as they can for today’s power ball drawing just for a chance at instant wealth ( 800’000’000’$$$ )
as long as the younger generations are being taught that big government is good and capitalism is bad we can not be united and any revolution will end up being another civil war !!!!
do we want a real change ??? yes but can we stand another civil war to get it?????
Justin W says
The President renewed his calls for more gun control after the Muslim couple murdered 14 people at an office holiday party in San Bernardino. We need to remember the wife was supposedly vetted by the federal government before she was allowed into the United States. I don’t think our biggest need at the present time is more gun control. Our need is for the government to fix its vetting system. Until the government can improve its ability to weed out terrorists who are entering the country from Muslim countries it should stop the flow of refugees into the country from that part of the world.
I have no problem helping the refugees, but that can be done in camps along the Syrian border. Once the word gets around that the refugees aren’t going to get a free trip to the U.S. the terrorists who have infiltrated the camps will abandon their refugee charade.
No Muslims should enter this Country..most have a sheer hatred for us and unless somrone can vet them properly they have no business here!!! This is the land of the free, not the land of sharia law. Let them fight for their own country or make a safe haven where they are protected over there. Our government is putting the lives of our families in jeopardy for no good reason. This does not have to be. Their is hidden agenda under this plan and most of us can guess at what it is.
Billie Lynn Thomas says
The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited.
impeach obama and stop the march toward socialism and the end of our constitutional rights
Totally in agreement!!!
Call your politicians to say NO to allowing these immigrants in the US without thorough vetting — why is our President allowing this as Germany women are being attacked and raped by these immigrants as well as being arrogant that they can do this here??!! Also our President is placing stricter rules on gun owners/ purchasers here, BUT allowing a non vetted process to allow these unknown immigrants into our country– we have to ask as well to our politicians “how is our Federal Government going to protect us (US Citizens) from tyrannical behavior of these immigrants?” – and let them know to fight this to hold until appropriate vetting is in place! Get on the phones and be heard!!
can’t you see your prez is a muslim who grew up in indonesia wich is a stronghold of terrorism and then moved back in USA. You have a traitor in the WH and we got an idiot in Ottawa. Sooner than people expect it will be just like in Iron Maiden’s song…..Run to the hills run for your life
obama/osama/same wants gun control with stiff background checks on americans, but will freely let the immigrants into our country and flood the states without any background checks.
this president is a traitor and intends to overthrow our government and take over america. he needs yanked out of the white house now. congress must be inflitrated with muslims and others are afraid of him to oust him. anyone out there want to get impeachment started for we the people. trump for president now, no waiting.
Kathy Walker says
I love this country and Obama and congress are ruining this country . We need to toss these scumbags out. They want our tax dollars to pay for all the illegals . The experts say there are 60 million illegals here now that they want the Americans to pay for. I want Trump to get rid of all these folks . Please save us .
David Burk says
OVOMIT is NOT the President of the United States!!! He is a foreign-born individual and he is doing what anyone else would do — getting like-minded people from like-minded populations to live here so that he can feel “more at-home”. He is comfy with the rape and murder of women. He doesn’t want his buddies to face our anger expressed by guns; he is forcing us to rely on machetes and decapitation. Would that be satisfying to him after his wife gets it? Inquiring minds want to know.
Good for Alabama. I hope that other states, contiguous to Alabama, get on its bandwagon and maybe, collectively, they can stop obama’s tyranny. A fund could be set up by the gun owners and supporters in these States to pay for what we can expect – a long, expensive fight with the traitor-in-chief’s bought-and-paid-for-judges.
Marc Goldstone says
The fix is to declare the portions of “holy books” of Islam as inciting violence, and bar any Mosque that refuses to sanitize all the hateful stuff. If the government can ban historic symbols like the confederate flag then surely it can protect everyone especially Muslims from the hate embedded in the false prophet Muhammad’s blueprint for never-ending violence and death.
Maryann Brickett says
These creeps not only raped 90 women in public, news reports one even raped his 2-year old grand-daughter while the stupid grandmother watched and did nothing. It’s not only the men that are terrorist animals, the women are just as dumb, or too afraid their head would be next on the chopping block.
Mary D. says
We have a weak Government and Congress is afraid to stand up to Obama. He needs to be impeached for Treason…..Wake up people, before its too late.
f Mitchell says
Thank you Alabama, for coming forward.Obama has bluff his way for 7 yrs.The problem with Obama, he thinks hes some one he is;nt.About the best BS there ever was.He is never going to step down,even when his time is up, they will have to hog tie him to drag him out of WH.
Kathy Walker says
Obama and Hillary are both Marxists scumbags. I think the people have just about had it with all this corruption. People vote these scumbags out Congress too they are all crooks. I am voting for change. Trump I believe is the only hope that we have other than going to war against these slime bags .
LOL!!!!!!!!!! IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME THAT 2 OF THE 13 CONFEDERATE STATES ARE ON BOARD WITH NOT ALLOWING THEM IN…..HOW MANY MORE ARE READY??????? I AM!!!!!!!!! DON’T NEED NOR WANT ANY MORE PROBLEMS THAN obama HAS ALREADY GIVEN THE U.S.A.!!!!!!! GO HOME obama, YOU ARE NO LONGER WELCOME. TAKE YOUR COUSINS WITH YOU!!!!!! TRUMP 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy Waters says
What kind of President uses Government aircraft to ” secretly fly Muslim Refugees with zero background checks ” in to the USA and then refuse to even advise individual States that these aliens are being shipped to their State ?????
No one with a functioning mind can say that is logical or sane . Obama is the Anti Christ , Obama is a Muslim , Obama is a Hard Left Communist who believes in Saul Alinsky’s teachings, Obama is Gay ( common knowledge in Chicago, IL ) and Barack Hussein Obama Hates America and Americans .
Obama’s soul mission is to weaken and destroy America and anyone who does not realize that,, should be deported !
John Flores / Nam Vet/K9 says
We have dozens of closed down military bases all over the country……….Put these people in there til they can be “vetted” – that is….. have them take psychoanaylests tests to see what they really think. These closed down bases are almost always way out in the middle of nowhere & far away from big cities where they can do harm & death. These bases are cities in themselvesl…………..barracks, chow halls, hospitals etc………. AND THEN…… place armed guards & motion dectors around the primeter to keep them from escaping Just a thought…………….. Anybody ever think of this? This is the way an ol’ Security Police K9 Handler with a high security clearance out of the Nam would do it. Any agree with this idea? Go Trump!!!!!!!
Alabama, Load them on busses and send them to D. C. I’m curious as to how many have been settled in D.C.
IsaiahR is sittin’ around in his mother’s basement (probably livin’ there rent-free) and spouts this crap.
https://youtu.be/KIf3tElDLfA?t=1 LOOK THIS VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!obama brings muslim by UPS aircrafts conspirasy!!!!!!!!!!! And trying live people without guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Why lawmakers didn’t impeach him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey IsaiahR my only wish is that you suffer at the hands of these invaders. Call me what you will because I am all of that and more. Much more. Don’t bleed out to quickly.
Every state should pack up all the incoming refugees and drop them off across the Washington DC city limits and/or wherever obama has a home. Merry Christmas !
annie prochera says
Obanma will go down as THE absolute worse president in the US. Lying scumbag that he is. I sit here and wonder…who actually voted for the ass? Who are these people? Are they so happy with their choice now? if not, then they should seriously rethink about how they choose a candidate. Clearly, they didn’t make the correct evaluation in their choice of presidential candidate. Maybe you should reconsider who your entire thought process about how you are selecting a president.
Smart Americans will stayed armed and trained.
Texas Son says
Texas Secession Now! America is going down the tubes!!
Rex Coe says
Can’t wait to see Obama out of office, dead or alive!
D.C. Lawyers may think there pretty special in that they to are covering for an Illegal Kenyan Barry sotoroe aka; hussein obuma who has usurped our government, using illegal means such as Bribery, intimidation and murder to fundamentally transform America in a manner consistent to Socialist countries operating under Communist rule. But however smart or Intelligent they may be, our for fathers warned us of a government that forgets the purpose of it’s existence that they are of the People, by the People and for the People. Government must be based on Consent, and I encourage members of the obuma administration to read the Constitution of the United States of America, and in particular the Declaration of Independence, as should the generation post baby boomers, whom seem to not have paid much attention, when the History of America was being taught.