Shakira is the latest to protest Arizona's immigration law

The protests against Arizona's immigration law continue.


Pop star Shakira is the latest to join the protest. She is actually going to Arizona Thursday and will meet with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, who also has criticized the new law that will result in racial profiling of Latinos.

Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski  will escort Shakira to visit families who could be impacted by the new law, according to AZ Central.

I've criticized Shakira before for selling out with her music and going blonde. But she's a humanitarian and I applaud her for calling attention to this issue.

I also wrote a blog post earlier this week about other Latino celebrities who have spoken out, including George Lopez, Ricky Martin and Eva Longoria Parker.

One of my favorite critiques of the Arizona law came from Jon Stewart. Watch this video below where he calls Arizona "the meth lab of democracy."

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Also this week the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, criticized the Arizona law. He said it would breed discrimination and hate.

"Criminalizing immigration, which is a social and economic phenomenon, this way opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement," according to the Guardian.

Calderon added, "My government cannot and will not remain indifferent when these kinds of policies go against human rights."

The Mexican government also issued a travel warning and cancelled a cross-border meeting planned with Arizona.

While we wait for our federal officials to address immigration reform, Mexico also should develop a stronger national policy to create jobs so people don't have to leave their homeland.

And in California the mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, announced a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona. There is an exception for law enforcement investigating a crime.

Los Angeles also is considering a similar measure.

President Obama also stepped up his criticism of the law.

"...You can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed, that's something that could potentially happen," Obama said Tuesday.

It's not potentially going to happen. It's going to happen.

All these voices and more need to speak out to protect all our human rights.


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  • Even our National Security is a risk because nothing is done to enforce the border. They never built the double-layer fence. Patriots are not alone? We will not be dictated to by any pro-Amnesty group. You have thousands of friends, but we need to unite in this common cause. Talk to your relatives. We can no longer be a HMO or free welfare handouts to the world. You may not want to demonstrate in the streets, because of violence from the other side.We are civilized so we don't throw frozen soda cans at the opponents. But you can join (without any cost or danger to your personal information) by standing firm with NumbersUSA. Google the address and sign up, to be alerted to all Washington inside emergencies. As one massive organized group we can stop this encroachment by 20 to 30 million foreign nationals into our jobs, destroying our culture. You will called ugly names to distract you, so you keep your real thoughts hidden in the shadows. But we must stop this as millions more will come

  • Shakira, why don't you get your country to open your borders and allow all the illegals to move in and give them everything that we do, oh yeah i forgot your country is ran by drug cartels. if you don't like US policy get the heck out. BOYCOTT Shakira

  • I am a little curious as to where the two idiots above came from as I do not believe they are native Americans. Shame for both. Let's us send back all immigrants and their descendants for only then we will free this country of exploitation, hate and diseases.

  • Dax you must be a democrat or a Latino either way sorry for u

  • In reply to snappyw:

    FYI: neither/nor... Just a level headed and educated human being.

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