Obama’s comments in the interview brought him censure from an Alabama politician Friday. The Montgomery Advertiser reported that House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, rapped the president’s remarks, saying the state’s law was an attempt to correct the failures of federal law.

He also was critical of the president making the comments in a Spanish-language newspaper,according to the newspaper. President Obama critical of Alabama immigration law, Spanish-language newspaper reports | al.com.