April 29th, 2010
11:18 AM ET

Shakira in Arizona to protest new immigration law

Two popular singers are in Arizona on Thursday to voice their opposition to the state's tough new immigration law.

Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer Shakira will meet with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon at City Hall in the evening. Gordon has called the law unconstitutional and has said he may sue on behalf of the city to stop the law from taking effect.

Legendary singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt will attend a rally that organizers say will draw thousands. Ronstadt grew up in a Mexican-American family in Tucson.

The new law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. It also requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally.

Critics say the law will foster racial profiling.

Editor's Note: Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter and philanthropist Shakira is heading to Phoenix , Arizona, to lend a voice in the immigration debate. Tonight she talks to Anderson Cooper about what she hopes to accomplish. Watch “AC360,” tonight at 10 ET on CNN.


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  1. mla works cited

    You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very wide for me. I am having a look ahead in your next post, I will attempt to get the hang of it!

    April 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. HeyRUMPshaker~

    Guess I won't be buying her records anymore.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pull My Hair

    This is the United States of AMERICA. Not the United States of LATIN AMERICA. Get em out of here. PASS THE BILL!

    May 3, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. bootiful

    I don't think Shakira should have anything to say on how things are done in the U.S. She should focus on Columbia. Or maybe she can help gather up all the illegals and force them to move back to Mexico or maybe Columbia can take them.

    May 3, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Locobato

    Ok first of all these 2 chicks, Shakira and Linda are just a couple of brainless singers who don't a clue about our immigration policies. Nothing different in Columbia or Mexico when it comes to illegals. So why the big stink? And why are these 2 so upset that we are trying to enforce, let me repeat ENFORCE the law when it comes to being legal in this country? Every country has their laws so why is ours being so challenged? If anyone desires to live here in the USA then get your papers done or get them processed so you have nothing to fear while staying here in the US. PLAIN and SIMPLE. If you do not understand or simply do not want to understand our laws then go back and think hard before you come here illegally. We don't have the money to support everyone. We have LAWS here too whether we agree with them or not. Linda, Shakira....stick to your music, leave politics alone.

    May 3, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Paul Byrnes

    linda who??? She needs to shut up. None of these law breakers live next to her, so mind your own business.....

    May 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. capor1

    Firstly, Shakira should work in her own backyard of Columbia. What is wrong with the AZ or the USA making sure people are here legally.. ALL other countries do this on a regular bases around the world. SO why the hoopla, because people want to force their will onto another country to solve their own economic problems.The buck stop is why should the USA clean up another country's mess? Why are the rights of non US citizens more important that the actual US tax paying, citizen? This Law is long over due, it's not racist, etc. I am of hispanic decent and I do approve of this law. The US can and should only bear what it can for its' citizens first, they are the priority of this country. Why not turn to Mexico and demand them to clean up their streets, and solve their drug problems. It's easier to bend the ears of people who do care rather than solve a problem, put if off on the next guy. It's enough, the people who pay taxes, and have the legal rights are tired of the double standard of the race cards played in politics for the sake of making people out to be the bad ones..AZ and any other state deserves to live in peace without war zones on it's legal citizen people and the rest of us should rally and stand up for those rights as Americans, not be beaten down to submit to this political ploy for a hard push to win on grounds that a non legal person rights which they do not hold legally. It's easy to tell another country what to do, but I don't see any one with solutions on how to protect our Public and what we might suffer on our own soil? I hope this Law stays and other states adopt it, because our gov officials seem not to know how to stand up for it's own citizens.

    May 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. coolbluelady

    I’m not sure but are Shakira and Linda Ronstadt American citizens? Born and raised in Tuscan? Really? Really who gives these people the right to come and tell a country what to do with their tax payer money? Is the United States in a position to take on more monetary issues like drug cartel? Look, I feel for the people but, discipline the businesses. Protest the countries that put their people in this position.

    May 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris Woolf

    Get off the Nazi thing. Frankly everyone has to carry and show papers, ever been asked for your drivers license? How about having to show your ssn card to get a job? Insurance papers and registration when your pulled over? EVERYONE has to show papers. So if the poor ILLEAGLES don't have um arrest and deport the suckers and their bambino's too.

    May 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mr. Davidson

    She could maybe protest the murder of hundreds of women in Mexico during their outstanding drug wars . The shootings in little chi chi Acapulco ,I don't know ,they don't have problems in Columbia ,protest cocaine use ,something.

    May 1, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. chris

    How exactly do you racially profile a hispanic/latino? For one its not a race or ethnicity. It simply is a classification of linguistic culture, It would be like classifying everyone who speaks English as a race etc.

    There are white, black,indixan etc hispanics. Depending on the country determines the various demographics. Obviously we should know by now the Americas is a melting pot of native indians, europeans which were linguistically settled by the 2 powers england and spain. also african slaves. Now the majority of the illegals coming from mexico are most likely indian or mostly indian.

    May 1, 2010 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ploppies

    Isn't Shakira part goat? lol ok sorry had to pick on her singing.

    America needs to put it's balls back on and push out invasions.

    May 1, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Marley

    So, If Shakira doesn't have a green card, does that mean her stay in the U.S. is short lived? Bye, bye Shakira.

    May 1, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. 12th generation

    What I don't understand is why she feels the need to speak out when she is not a citizen of the USA.

    April 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Re: Auntie

    CNN is not only for you, And Many of us do care!

    April 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Auntie

    CNN why would I care what Shakira has to say? You are wasting my time.

    April 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Carole

    Sorry for the errors...rampant is what I meant, and disregard the word murders twice.

    April 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Carole

    Please tell me these concerned citizens/non-citizens that are protesting are also planning on traveling to Juarez, Mexico to protest the drug lord activity and rampent murders there.murders

    April 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. gLENDA

    iM A MEXiCAN AMERiCAN
    iT AiNT fAiR WAtChiN My MOM fiTE HER ASz tO WORk EVERydAY
    Ndd fiTiN OFF tHE POliCE!!
    WhOEVER SAii HiSPANiCSz dONt PAY TAXESz tHAtSz STERIO tYPE!!!

    MY MOM PAYS HER TAXES AND WE STILL DONT HAVE THA SAME RiGHTSZ AS "AMERICA"
    All them rasist people stop being selfish iqnorant people !!!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Angelette

    I don't agree with a lot of laws they still apply to me!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Angelette

    I follow the law and when I don't I suffer the consqences!!!!!!!!! There are plenty of people in other Countries who are poor and can't just come here. It is sad that people don't respect the law of the land in MILLIONS!!! A few yeah but Millions that is scarey!!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Re: Im 1 too

    I am a proud American Citizen!!!!!! :)

    April 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Roman

    Well first of all this new law is hurting Latin America and is ruining our relationship and its not just Latin America its all around the world, we just look at the color of the skin but theres white people that are from France, Germany, and Australia. And all the fruit we get is just not from U.S.A so they should think what will happen if they leave that law it will just make everything worse.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  24. boobie

    Matt, for one have a passport, driver's license and pretty much any other form of ID that they can ask for. Is it so much to ask people to carry the proper ID? I don't think so.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Matt

    How many of the people who support or oppose this legislation have a valid passport?

    Research says well less than half...

    The police will learn that asking people will lead to complications even when there is little doubt of their citizenship and status and they will become more selective on who they demand this of... Some call it an unintended consequence though I call it racial profiling

    April 30, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  26. boobie

    Marifirst off we didn't steal any land from the Native Americans, hell I wasn't even thought of back then so to blame me for something that happened many generations ago doesn't really apply does it. And Steve sorry bud but the Mexicans were not here first, if you look at your history you will see that they came from Spain and other other countries also.
    Now is it so much to ask someone coming here to do it the legal way? And the reason this seems to be targeting the hispanics is because look were most of them are coming from. I'm sure if we had a problem with Canada they would be targeting white people. It's just thing are hard now and people are getting tired of the way things were going so it's time to step up and take some action.

    April 30, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  27. Brent

    People need to stop with the Native American and slave thing. Show one new country that hasnt made mistakes. That was hundreds of years ago. Give me a break! Look at the bloodbath Europe has gone through over the centuries. Read the Bible... Look at countries that have governments that let drug cartel slaughter thousands of people. You need to come up with better things than that

    April 30, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  28. Yo

    Illegals – is that the only thing that this law is targeting? Since when are illegals only people from Hispanic decent? We had several "illegals" blow up our landmarks and kill over 3,000 people on 9/11. Why are they not mentioned in this bill?

    Fix the real problem – tighten the borders, get people home if they are here illegally, and have a more realistic approach to the war on drugs.

    The fact of the matter is our court of law says you're innocent until proven guilty. Why then if I go to the health club and forget my wallet can I end up on some deportation truck if I am suspected.

    This law is racist as are many of the opinions of minorities in this country.

    April 30, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. Brent

    Isabel, So your saying they come to rob, steal and sell drugs to support themselves and their ten family members? When they come here illegally and go to our hospitals and take up space in shelters, where does that money come from? They are stealing from the of the United States (Happy Mich, Mr politically correct).

    April 30, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  30. chela

    Wow english desendents have so much hate in their heart. Is it the color or what

    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  31. Steve

    Who cares what entertainers think anyway. We need this law and should have had it a long time ago. Only ILLEGALS and people with family or friends who are ILLEGAL care about this to want to protest it. The rest of the state wants the law as does the NATION!

    April 30, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  32. chela

    "Americans" Ask "native americans" if you are legal in this country. Mexican are natives of America

    April 30, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  33. chela

    I do care what she thinks

    April 30, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  34. Im1too

    Angelette: if the Arizona thing is not about race then explain how you can I.D. a Canadian illegal? You should carry your paperwork too because as far as I know you aren't legal..

    April 30, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  35. Angelette

    Oh I get it they work in America and send as much as they can back to their Countries, in turn our dollars are not being recycled!!!!!!!!! What about that. Oh that is not a problem or is it a BIG PROBLEM!!!!! Get out of the Frame and see the BIG PICTURE!!! Part of the reason that we are broke is because our dollars are not being recycled!!!!!! think about how many people are sending money back to their Countries. This is getting way out of hand people come here work for low wages and then take jobs from citizens and then want to protest for higher wages. If You are not legal you should not be working. Just like people who have felonies they can't get a lot of jobs and they are citizens. This is not about Race!!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  36. Im1too

    re: Immigrant – Exactly – big case in point – what about the huge neighbor north of us – Canada.. I bet there is a fairly large population of illegal Canadians living and working in the U.S. who obtained Social Security numbers fraudulently – how are the Arizona law enforcement officers going to I.D. illegal Canadians? The U.S.-Canadian border is a lot larger than the Mexican-U.S. border and believe me, they are here, but do people ever talk about them or think about them? Major bias and ignorance!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  37. Caraeturkey

    Trully i'm not sure why writting this, but i tell you this though.
    Shuuuut uuuuuuuuuuuup!
    Shakira is my wife.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. Jt

    Most people can be classified as illegal immigrants if think about it.... Did n't settlers break treaties with the Indians and take their land? It would be ridiculous to ask farmers in the midwest to give land back to the native Americans. But technically, they broke the law, and the same logic would require justice to be served. I think there should be a middle ground and immigration reform is the only way to go. But politically, would wackos on both sides gets their voice heard, and the voice of reason gets drowned out. Like most of the blogs here...

    April 30, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  39. Immigrant

    The saddest part of all this law trash and people's so called "debates" is that YOU ARE ALL FAILING to realize that whether in Az, Ca, Co, etc. whatever State you are defending, the IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT ONLY LATINOS or of Latin American descent, and Mexicans are NOT the ONLY LATIN AMERICANS! There are people from India, Asia, Europe, African, etc. who are also "Illegal Aliens." Granted they are NOT the majority in the Western states, WE ARE NOT THE ONLY IMMIGRANTS!!!!!!!! So Latinos STOP playing this so pathetic VICTIM ROLE!!! and everyone else STOP to think before you open your mouths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Latin Americans are NOT the ONLY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  40. Kittiee,

    Racissst-_________-

    April 30, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  41. jhonny

    She has a heart and she does it for the children. God bless her because of her foundation many young children smile each day. All the haters are just racist but in the only God will judge them.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  42. INCREDIBLE

    SHAKIRA CAN HAVE A MEETING WITH THE US PRESIDENT, THE US MAYOR, AND THE REAL US CITIZEN CAN'T.... BUT WHAT IT IS MORE SAD IS THAT SHE IS NOT EVEN HAVE A GREEN CARD!!! INCREDIBLE!

    April 30, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  43. Isabel

    Why do people keep thinking that immigrants are coming to the US for welfare and healthcare? Don't they know the laws of their own country? Immigrants cannot obtain heath care or welfare, for the simple fact that you need to be legal, have a social security to qualify. People need to be educated. Immigrants pay for taxes in good as well as in their paychecks, and many don't even get that money back, the federal government keeps it. So why are people complaining that immigrants come here for the health benefits? If it was just for that, then Mexicans would stay in Mexico, because there are health services for workers in Mexico. However the majority of immigrants that come here only come to work, some do cause trouble, but so do Americans. Only 17% of crimes are by the immigrants in Arizona, but what about the rest, what are we doing about that? perhaps set the example and become more humanitarians and that would create better generations to come.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  44. SHAKIRA GO HOME

    SHAKIRA IS A NON US CITIZEN NOR A LEGAL US RESIDENT,, SHE SHOULD GO BACK TO HER OWN COUNTRY AND FIGHT FOR HER OWN PEOPLE, AND WE SHOULD FILE A COMPLAIN WITH THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION TO HAVE THESE KIND OF PEOPLE DEPORTED TO THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR VISA CANCELED,,,,,SHE HAS NO RIGHTS AT ALL TO COME HERE AND SUPPORT SOMETHING THAT IS ILLEGAL!! SHE WONT THE GRAMMY, MAY BE SHE THINKS THAT IT IS THE US CITIZENSHIP...SINGERS,,, DUH!!

    April 30, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  45. bob

    Isha, what the hell are you talking about, she sings perfect in english, if you havnt noticed, she's won lots of grammys and done duets with people like Shakira

    April 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Toom

    I am glad Shakira can get a meeting - none of us could. Like really care what Shakira thinks.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jason

    All you ignorant ppl make me sick, no wonder the whole world hates americans, its because of the ignorance and lack of humanity this country has. When did all of you guys forget we are all humans, no matter what skin color, or from what country we're from. All you people talking mess about Shakira should do some background research on who she is and what she does, not only is she a Global Superstar, She also contributes to hundreds of charities around world, from helping feed the poor to helping heel cancer patients. You guys need to quit being so quick on judging others, and realize what kind of people you are.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. me

    Can we get free healthcare in Mexico? Would we be welcomed with open arms? I am from an immagrant family who came here legally..... but who cares. It's not about race......

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Im1too

    Ok, last point to all of you who claim to not be prejudiced – in case its not news to you - 1) Not all "illegals" are Mexican 2) Not all Mexicans are illegals 3) Not all Mexicans whether here illegally or not are drug dealers or drug cartels 4) How many of your hard earned tax dollars are going to be spent chasing illegals and sending them back to wherever we decide to send them? Its not going to be free you know. Wouldn't OUR tax dollars be used more effectively and productively in other areas that need attention? Think about it. Ok everybody have a good night.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. re: Maria

    RE: Maria April 29th, 2010 1:03 pm ET
    As an American of Hispanic descent–yes I'm Latina and have brown skin...And, yes I worked in the fields when I was young as I was born into poverty. So I DO know what back breaking labor is at low wages. Given that.....Why in the hell do allow illegals and Foreigners like this bimbo come into our precious country and protest and criticize our country, laws and our citizens? we probably gave her a green card so she can come here, rake in millions fo $s, and then ship it back to her drug-run country. They should all be arrested as they abuse this country. We should put harsh restrictions on green cards and 'legalized' citizens that they can't do such abuse. And for all those pro-illegal immigrants Latinos and non-Latinos-you want to be so self-righteous-grow up and stop putting your hand out for HANDOUTS! Get some b-lls and put our country first! I'm sick of Latinos who continue to march on side of illegals–means you don't give a damn about this country. We should ship you back along with them! Basta!

    I feel so bad for this person "Maria" she should really educate herself, it is a shame that they are trying to get all the immigrants out and yet, they continue to be ignorant people in this country, which are like Maria Latin Americans (apparently). Perhaps everyone should go back to their country, where their ancestors are from... Then the only people left would be the Native Americans. The truth is that God did not created the world and separated the countries and said who can and who cannot enter them.. God created one world, just like there would be one heaven and one hell... they wont be asking you for your visa there. So quit trying to be greedy and save it all for yourself. There is lots good things that every immigrant from every nation has brought to this country, it is what has become the United States of America. It is a country full of immigrants, from the first one to step foot in this land, to the last one. Why have we become so selfish and greedy? What gives us the right to say "this is our land? We didn't created the world. It can very easily be taken from us by God or Mother Earth. We need to learn how to be better people and teach our children the same.

    Why are most people against the law? Well here is something to think about. Do you remember in school when you were little, were you ever beat up by older or bigger kids, and were told, if you tell anyone I'm gone kick your ass?... Well what will happened in AZ if the law takes effect, People will take advantage of immigrants and tell them, if you call the police they will deport you and your family... Don't argue that it wont happen, there are hate crimes all over the country already. People that look like immigrants have been beaten up and killed by groups of Americans. The only reason that has not gotten out of control is because there are laws that protect every human, regardless of status. However, take the Law away for person who gets beat up, and cannot call the police. They would be killed. So, this will create more violence, except it will be against the immigrants, or the once that look like immigrants.

    Read this from only one of the already hate crimes: Immigrant Killed By Teens Because of Race

    Seven high school students looking "to beat up some Mexicans" attacked an immigrant from Ecuador on a street, with one of them fatally plunging a knife into the man's chest during the brawl, police said.
    The killing set off a tirade of reactions from supporters of Hispanic immigrants and led a prosecutor to compare the episode to a lynching. The attack was officially labeled a hate crime by Suffolk County authorities, and some suggested that advocates of recent crackdowns on illegal immigration fomented an atmosphere of intolerance that contributed to the attack.
    "Today, some of the highest leaders of our community also have blood on their hands," said the Rev. Alan Ramirez, a longtime advocate for Hispanic day laborers and Latino immigrants. "I have said for a long time that it would only take time for something like this to happen."
    The dead man was identified as Marcello Lucero, a 37-year old immigrant who worked at a dry cleaners shop in Riverhead. A friend of the victim said Lucero moved to the United States 16 years ago.
    The teenagers - one junior and six seniors at Patchogue-Medford High School - were arraigned Monday on gang assault charges and entered not guilty pleas. The teen believed to be the one wielding the knife, 17-year-old Jeffrey Conroy, was also charged with manslaughter as a hate crime. His attorney did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
    Police and prosecutors say the teens - six of them white and one Hispanic - were hanging out in a park on Saturday night around midnight when someone suggested they go "beat up some Mexicans." The group spotted Lucero and another man near the Patchogue train station and "like a lynch mob, (Conroy) and his friends got out of their car and surrounded Mr. Lucero and his friend," Assistant District Attorney Nancy Clifford said at Conroy's arraignment.
    Lucero was punched in the face, and attempted to swing his belt while his companion escaped. At some point during the confrontation, Lucero was fatally stabbed in the chest and the teenagers fled. Patrol officers who had reported seeing the teens walking around Patchogue quickly arrested the group nearby.
    Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said detectives have some evidence the group may have been involved in earlier, less lethal, attacks and urged any victims to come forward. He made particular note that the immigration status of victims would not be an issue in any investigation.
    Additionally, the U.S. Attorney's office said it is monitoring the case.
    At least one of the teens has a record. Christopher Overton, 16, pleaded guilty to burglary in another fatal attack in 2007 in which a 38-year-old East Patchogue man was shot during a home robbery. His attorney denied his client was guilty of the current charge and said Overton cooperated with prosecutors on the previous case and is awaiting sentencing.
    Tensions over illegal immigration have been particularly acute in Suffolk County, where tens of thousands of immigrants have moved in recent years and become a large part of the work force in fields like construction, landscaping and restaurants. The hamlet of Farmingville, about 10 miles from where the attack occurred, has become a flashpoint in the national immigration debate after a series of violent attacks on Hispanics.
    In 2000, two Mexican men were beaten by two locals in Farmingville who promised them work. On July 4, 2003, a Mexican family barely escaped with their lives after teens set their Farmingville house ablaze by shooting fireworks through a window.
    Two years later, two Mexican immigrants fishing off a Long Island jetty were set upon by a group of four white youths who beat them and stole their money while using racial and ethnic slurs.
    Ramirez and Luis Valenzuela, executive director of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, suggested that various legislative remedies to the immigration controversy, as well as comments by elected officials, may have contributed to an atmosphere of intolerance.
    The county has enacted a local law requiring companies with government contracts to verify their employees are in the U.S. legally. According to a U.S. Census Bureau breakdown of Long Island's population, Hispanics comprised 12.4 percent of Nassau County residents in 2007 and 13.3 percent in Suffolk County.
    "For too long, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino sentiment has been tolerated in Suffolk County, as reflected in the introduction of anti-immigrant bill after anti-immigrant bill in the county legislature," Valenzuela said.
    Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, a co-founder of a national group called Mayors and Executives for Immigration Reform, rejected suggestions that the killing was related in any way to the immigration debate.
    "The beating, stabbing and killing of Marcello Lucero wasn't a question of any county policy or legislation; it was a question of bad people doing horrific things," said Levy.
    Gov. David Paterson said in a statement that Lucero's death "is a jarring reminder that we must remain vigilant and continue our fight to eradicate prejudice in our words and in our actions

    April 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Brown

    Just because illegals have been here for a while and continue to break the law, does not make it right !!... The Insanity is everytime some joker sounds off about supporting the illegals position has absolutely no regard for the Law...Federal or otherwise.
    What is wrong with this country ? Is there no pride, or moral integrity,
    no one wants to take responsiability for their decisions.
    Example: the police officer suing in Federal Court to have Tucson local officers exempt from enforcing this law. If you commit to do something and know your job is to uphold the law, if you can't do the job resign. Since when is an officer free to decide which laws he will enforce..... I thought I had seen and heard it all...OMG

    April 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Im1too

    Hello all of you who keep crying about illegals not paying taxes. Just look around in your town at the housing projects; at the County welfare offices; at all of those people getting food stamps and Social Security disability benefits – they are NOT illegal. They are mostly lazy, druggies, high school drop outs. You probably know at least a handful of them. Illegals are not the ones dipping into your wallet, its all of those lazy people out there. Illegals cannot qualify for those benefits. Please know what you are talking about before you complain about it. You all are right, something does have to be done, but we should all be thinking about the right something before we let our hate speak for us.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Jacky

    She does have them.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. becky

    GET PAPERS, SHAKIRA!!! THIS IS STILL AMERICA!!

    April 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  55. BoycottShakira

    Time to delete my shakira mp3s, I'll put some of this instead
    youtube dot com Rivolirevue

    What a shame she supports law breaking illegal aliens and puts them in the same bag as proud legals. GO AZ, CA please do it too

    April 29, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dave in Connecticut

    Brent, I am with you. Time to take care of our own. You go through the process the right way and you don't have to worry about whether a cop stops you for papers or not. I feel the plight of the Mexican people and I know they are trying for a better life here in America for themselves and family, unfortunately Americans can no longer support these illegals and drug smugglers. Cut off the head and the snake dies. One could argue that the illegals create jobs by providing border patrol with jobs. Those who live in the united states legally have nothing to fear from this new law. Most police officers are intelligent and know what to look for as far as illegals go, I mean they have been trying to enforce the "slap on the wrist" laws for illegals that are already on the books for decades with little to no results. Illegals are not going to just stop border jumping and just stop selling and distributing drugs. So this new law has been a long time coming, and I think it will offend some at first but prove to be benefitial in the long run.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jacky

    She has the freedom of speech like we all do in this country, regardless of our nationality. And we all have the right to fight for our rights regardless, just like the african american did. And to answer your question I consider my self an immigrant, although I was born in the United States, you know why? Because I am not a Native American! So what about you? Are you a Native? what tribe?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Mich

    To all of you who keep saying "America" when referring to the United States:
    America is both the continents of South and North America. Mexicans are just as "American" as any of us.
    I'm currently living in Latin America and many of my friends from the US can barely speak two sentences in Spanish. Do they get stopped and asked for their immigration papers?
    No.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Brent

    Lala April 29th, 2010 7:55 pm ET

    I feel sorry for you. You actually think because her father is an American that she has rights to fight for changes in the US? Are you serious? He has the rights, not her. Shes a recent immigrant, and lucky to be here or paid for it. Where exactly you from?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jacky

    to Brent, Shakira's father is a born US citizen, just to let you know, that makes her a legal immigrant. And I am sure that she is a citizen by now as well. Also, she does care for Colombia, which is why she has her Bare Foot foundation. She has build and shelter thousands of kids from Colombia, and is in the process doing the same for Haiti. She has done so much for others, more than what many can say. So if you are so proud of being an American, let me ask you, what have you done for this country?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Re: Brent

    Your four fathers made this America by killing and robbing the land of Native Americans, by putting them on camps and giving them blankets with decease. This land was before the United States a land of the Natives, and you and your fathers create what you have by exploding others not caring who gets hurt, just the way the slaves were hurt on the process of your so called America.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Brent

    The problem is that Spanish, Latinos, Mexicans and other minorities go through Texas and Arizona is because its easy to get
    through the boarders there. If you can smuggle tons of coke and pot through these states than you can obviously sneak into the
    country from there.

    The question is. How many illegals is enough to be here in the US? Why do you think the Government made such a big deal by
    doing this census? Its going to make it harder for anyone to get jobs in this economy for legal citizens or illegals.

    Harder to house any people let alone feed them. They come here with nothing and head straight to shelters, welfare offices and steal
    from framers and kill their livestock and ruin their land. Not counting all the farmers that have been murdered senselessly
    as well as law enforcement.

    If they get sick, the hospitals have to pay out of their pockets because they have no money or insurance and these people
    know this. In return, costs rise as they are doing so now. If you actually listen. The first budgets cuts are always for the poor
    and disabled, Foodstamp programs, Medicaid or Medicare. Anything that has to do with Health and Human Services.

    With this economy "We the People cant afford to pay for these people. People that have the privledge to come and live in the United
    States did so in the right way.

    I see people that protest this cause are from other countries that live here or have family members that are illegals and feel that now that they are here think that anyone can be aloud to come here with no questions asked.

    I believe they also feel that once they have made it here illegally and start a life illegally here shouldn't get the boot. I MADE IT HERE NOW I SHOULD BE ABLE TO STAY.

    Basically they are on the run from immigration which is federal. That makes them a Fugitive from Justice just like murderers and
    bank robbers on the run. The law is the law period. Who says all these people are law abiding cittzens?

    All I can say is if you come here illegally, live here illegaly. You are stealing from Americans and we don't want people here that
    feel its fine to do so. We want honest people who care about America and dont just use and abuse it.

    To Shakira, you shoud be gratefull you are here. Your a singer from Columbia. One of the most dangerous countries in the world.
    Why aren't you protesting for your countries rights? Did you come here as an immigrant to change US laws? Why do you think you have any say? Your a singer with fans. Your not a leader. You are a recent US immigrant, You wont even stand up for your own country. The only high statue you have is because you have songs people enjoy to hear. Thats about that. You did some good things in Haiti, but they really needed outside help from anyone. One day that your music will become the past as thousands of artist find out every year. Fads come and go. Maybe you are trying for a Pulitzer Prize on changing America? Your rich and bored.

    I do believe that when you become an American citizen, you agree to uphold American laws. Now, you are challenging laws that got you
    here.

    Now that you are here, you are ready to forget all of that and create kaos between immigrants, illegals and American citizens? This
    is what I see you are doing by starting protests.

    Its amazing how many thousands of illegals come out of hiding when protests are brought on. This does show that we do have a problems. We have to say no sometime and that sometime will come in the next year or so and we have to do something about it. Whether Shakira the Columbia singer and recent immigrant agrees or not.

    We Americans do not want to be another Europe. We originally came from Europe and left for a reason. We Americans made the United States. Yes we were immigrants at one time but now we are not. That ended with the second generation born after our four fathers arrived in America. We are Americans that want to keep America the way it is.

    Our laws are not the for illegals and the recent immigrants "Shakira' to manipulate and change. Go change your country and make it like the US. We did it from nothing, why can't you?

    And dont start the prejustice thing with me. I am not rich at all. I have 4 children. We live in New Hampshire. My best freind is Hatian and with a real " Green Card".

    What more can I say? Live free or die! But this only goes for Americans and countries that want to help themselves and live in a democracy.

    Be like our Four Fathers and fix your country instead of running away to the United States. Stand up and rise like the Iranian people are trying to do and not giving up.

    Our country can only support so many people before it will collaspe. People, you need to understand this.

    Brent T.T

    April 29, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Anon in AZ

    Why would anyone care what this moron has to say? Are the illegals killing her neighbors? Doubtful. A mansion with security is a far cry from South Phoenix.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Re:Dave in Connecticut

    If you are In Argentina, then what do you care about the laws in the US. First move here then speak! And the only reason I leave here is because my parents liked it here and moved here when I was 8, I had no one else but my parents and had no choice but to be here. Now the reason I'm here is because my carrier along with my family are here. However the schools I attended in Mexico were public schools, and by far much better than the once I attended here, and isn't it the same here anyways?, you only get a good education if you have money. And perhaps you have not lived in Mexico, It is obvious that you are only saying what you hear on the news, not all the rich Mexicans are the czars, as you call them. The majority of my relatives in Mexico have their carriers and business and none are czars. And the only reason why there is a drug war going on in the border is because Americans consume so many drugs that there is a high demand for them from the south, not only coming from Mexico. Perhaps the LAW should be reinforced on the people that consume drugs instead.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dave in Connecticut

    To Mr. No Name, who called me igonorant and a racist. I am not a racist. And if the education system is so good in Mexico like you say, why are you here? You seem very proud, you should go back to Mexico. I here Argentina is nice this time of year. The education system in Mexico is only better than the United States if you have money, hence, Mexican with money are not border jumping nor are they having problems with this new immigration law now are they? Mexicans with money aren't exactly what you would call blue collar workers, more like drug czars or corrupt government officials. Aren't the Mexicans without money running away from the ones with money? because they are scared of getting killed or recruited into one of the drug gangs? Yeah, I want my kid to go to school there.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Re:Dave in Connecticut

    You are just a racist ignorant** that think that immigrants are only the once in the back of trucks with 10 other immigrants... Well you are wrong! there are thousands of immigrants that look and are more educated than you are. The education system in Mexico is by far best compared to the US. I learned in 3rd grade in Mexico what high school students don't even know in the US. So get your facts of how all the immigrants look and ride

    April 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Dave in Connecticut

    No one is saying that all Americans obey the law everyday and no one is saying the law is perfect. The majority of Americans do not intentionally break the law. Its happened to me before, get pulled over for speeding and you happen to have a tail light out or something of that nature. The reason you get a fine for that broken tail light besides speeding is because its a safety issue and the officer is doing his job. And I don't think brown skinned people are going to be profiled anymore than what the rest of us face daily if we break the law. Yeah, it sucks to get pulled over and have to show your drivers license, car registraion and proof of insurance, but chances are you did something to warrant getting pulled over. But if police see a pick up truck full of brown skinned people, sitting in the back of the pick up and the pick up is unregistered or breaking some law, then I would expext the police to pull that truck over. If the officer approaches the window and no one speaks english or very bad english then maybe he should be asking to see some papers, especially in the states that border Mexico. These people build tunnels you could drive a car through, come in commercial tractor trailers, trains, however they can to get across the border and live in these States illegally at the expense of the rest of us. This is intentionally breaking into this country and intentionally breaking the law. Tell me something, there are allot more countries south of Mexico than there are north of Mexico, how come they don't go south? Because the laws are stricter in those countries? Or because they would have a harder time milking those countries systems to not have to work? There are no free pay days in those countries, no health care systems that they can exploit? No one says this new law is going to go perfectly for everyone, but it has to be done and it can be modified as problems arrise and peoples rights are violated. Do they even have rights if their not an American citizen? America has been soft too long, you want into this country, no problem, do it the right way. If they spent half the energy they spend trying to get across the border illegally, and spent their energy on goibng through the proper channels, then their probably would be no need for this new law. And it will cut drug smuggling down too.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Chey Chey

    I would just like to point out that unless you are a Native American somewhere in your family someone immigrated here. English is the hardest languag to learn. Most people hated grammar in school. I just really wanted to make this statement.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Re: Angelette

    WHAT??? I honestly did not understood what you said. Did you want to say "there" instead of "their" ?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Angelette

    I HAVE TO GET A PASSPORT TO GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY JUST TO VISIT!!! WHAT ARE THE STEPS IF I WANT TO LIVE THEIR? IF I LIVE THEIR DO I LEARN THIER LANGUAGE OR DO THEY LEARN MINE!!!!! TAKE SIDE WITH THE TRUTH!!!! IT'S NOT WHAT U DO BUT HOW U DO IT. THERE IS A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY!!!!! IT IS AMERICA UNTIL THE LAW IS APPLIED.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Everybody are immigrants.

    This country is nothing but Immigrants. That is what has made this country what it is. This AZ law is just plain stupid. It is a shame that Arizona is blaming the Mexicans for all their problems. Mexicans Contribute to this country much more than in some cases the Americans do. Everyday to school where I, a Mexican, work hard to get educated, I see an American homeless in every stop asking for money.... WHAT THE HELL? don't they have the guts like the Mexicans to work hard... from scratch, to support themselves? or would they want that to go too?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ed

    Racial profiling is wrong, period. I am a college educated Hispanic male and I was born in the USA just like every other naturally born American. Why should I have to prove that I'm American citizen because some stupid law says so? This feels so Nazi Germany to me.

    This law is saying that if you're Hispanic you need to prove that you belong here, which is a violation of our civil rights. How would you like to have to prove you're white if you are slightly over tanned by showing your "papers" as many have so condescendingly put it?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Re: Dave in Connecticut

    How is this hurting you? They pay the same you do, they pay their taxes just like you do.. and they don't get benefits because they don't even qualify for them.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Dave in Connecticut

    Yes, for the sympathetic few who will point out that these illegals come from countries with sickness, poverty, hunger, poor medical, no medical, no jobs, no clean water and no money. I am sorry for these people and their children. I have children too, who I am trying to feed, house and provide for but I still have to pay into the system. The illegals reap the rewards from our system but never pay into it, how is this fair?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. re: Dave in Connecticut

    Really, so Americans don't drive if they don't have a license? even when it has been suspended? I find that hard to believe that Many Americans break their own law everyday.. And the new law in AZ will not only require the police to ask for your papers while you are driving..... You can be walking down the street and if you look like a brown skin, then they may suspect you are an illegal and you can be arrested.. I feel bad for all the Native Americans that are going to be pulled over... and guess what? for many of the Citizens that are not illegal, if they get pulled over they will find something to ticket you, expire driver license, cracked windshield, etc... in the end, this law will not benefit anyone.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Angelette

    WHEN I THINK OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS I THINK OF ALL RACES!!!!!
    THE LAW IS FOREVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT RACE!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Dave in Connecticut

    Let me draw a parallel, if you don't have a drivers license, you don't drive. If you get caught driving without a license there are consequences. If you are a non-US citizen and don't have papers to be in the States then there are consequences. Its not like we are going to put these people in jail or subject them to a firing squad, they will just be sent packing back to the country they came from. Traveling from country to country you need a passport (visitors pass) don't you, isn't this the same thing?Whats the big deal? The people who are allowed to be here will pay taxes like the rest of us, and the ones without proof will be sent home. Sounds pretty fair and simple to me. Social Security Numbers, Birth Certificates, Drivers licenses, all of us have these things to prove we belong here in the USA and as such we get to pay taxes, state and Federal for our rights and benefits. We are just applying this standard to the illegals.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Lala

    Educate yourselves and know that Shakira's own father is AMERICAN by birth, so she has every right to speak about an issue in THIS country. It still phases me how Shakira has never picked up her citizenship, but thats her treat i guess.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Angelette

    It is so amazing how everyone want to come to American the land of the free but don't want to follow the laws. Illegal is Illegal. I can go to jail for not having ID. It is not personal it is the law. It has went on for far to long. It applies to all Illegal immigrants. Why aren't you all PROTESTING CRIME!
    Why does everyone want to come here but hate Americans!!!!
    People come here and make their own laws!!!!
    Again let's see you all PROTEST CRIME!!!!
    COME OUT BY THE MILLIONS and Protest Crime against Kids and families and Police. Protest Corruption!!!!!
    PROTEST HIT AND RUNS. PROTEST DRINKING AND DRIVING. PROTEST DRIVING WITHOUT LICENSE! COMMITTING CRIMES TO BE HERE FALSE ID FALSE SS NUMBERS. I'M AMERICAN IF I HAVE A FALSE ID OR SS NUMBER I WILL GO OT JAIL. ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL FOR EVERYONE!!!!! STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT NOT FOR WHAT U WANT!!!! AMERICA CAN'T TAKE EVERYONE IN WHY DO SOME THINK THEY ARE BETTER THEN OTHERS. AS FAR AS CALIFORNIA BEING MEXICO'S WOULDN'T IT BE IN THE SAME CONDITION AS MEXICO IF IT WAS THEIRS. CALIFORNIA IS WHAT IT IS BECASUE OF AMERICANS OF ALL RACES. RIGHT ON AZ!!!!!!!! TO MUCH CRIME

    April 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Christine didn't realize that any freak could just use my name (Thought you had to use the same email combination)

    I stopped posting after the Emergency Room post.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Response to

    re: The USA is a country of immigrant, the first pilgrims who came in America from Europe did not have immigration papers. So who asked them their paper them? But instead, they have massacred a lot of native Americans. The Arizona immigration law is pure and simply a racist law, and it should be repelled.

    I agree with this, people are simply being ignorant and trying to blame the Mexicans for what the Bush administration succeeded to do .. which was bringing this country into a serious economic chaos. We should all know that the reason we are all suffering from the economy is because of the billions of money spend in Iraq. Why aren't we worrying about the american troops that are overseas killing innocent people everyday in THEIR own country... And spending our taxes. Why don't we complain about that.. we should be. Why are people complaining about immigrant and how they cannot support them and feed then bla-bla... Get your sources correct. Immigrants come to this country to work. They don't even qualify for all the warfare that this country offers. Immigrants work for much less money than the whiny americans, and they work much harder, and doing the worst jobs. (This is why the employers like to hire immigrants) I think people don't like to look outside their little bubble of how the American troops are also invading other countries, and here they are complaining about the immigrants that come to this country to work and in search of for the "American Dream"

    One Mexican Immigrant killed one rancher, but how many people have the American troops killed invading other countries.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0&w=640&h=390]

    April 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  82. A. Kings

    well i think shakira is involved because she's also an immigrant HELLO!! lol
    in my opinion i do believe its racial profiling besides white folks werent the first ones in this country, it was the native americans until the freakin white people killd a high percentage of us(oh im mexican and half native american) so yeah if discrimators want to play games then i'll say arrest every white person woohoo.. now im acting childish lol
    in my opinion laws are important in everymatter its just unfair that when people think of illegasl immigrants they only think of mexicans , refer them as latinos or something..

    April 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Archangel07

    After reading many of the blogsquite a few of you are upset about the
    incursions of illegal immigrants in your area. I have come up with a solutions.Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries have the same problem as you do. They want the American illegal immigrants out of their country. Like the soldiers and the gready business men and other undesirables that have invaded their country. So let's lead by example and bring all of them home then we can ask Mexico to do the same with their citizens here. Problem solved.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Birtney

    to ISHA

    well at least she speak 5 different language how many do you speak ???????? like most Americans their so lazy only speaking 1 language!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  85. christine

    archangel, i respectfully disagree with you. they SOLD the land. we got a great deal, so it goes w/ speculation. what did the mexcians do in the state of chiapas, quintana roo, etc... they took the land from the indigenous. at least we paid for ours. really, you and i both know, this illegal immigration problem has nothing to do w/ how people, land, etc are conquered, this has been going on since the beginning of time. there is a legal process, lengthy, but necessary. besides, most of the poor people will never gain the benefit of living here because most of them do not assimilate. at most, they will always be 2nd class citizens... given the opportunity to learn english, or to assimilate, they choose to do nothing.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Evelyn

    Jboy

    Stop calling people stupid. Make your point...
    Yes we know they consume “a lot” and what your saying doesn’t make sense, because the economy was already in trouble before this started.
    If they consume and don’t put back into the economy…well this is not brain surgery.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Archangel07

    Chachi where Pangea may have existed 250 million years ago. 500 million years ago it was part of Africa. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I KNOW YOU MUST HAVE ACESS TO A LIBRARY. FROM ONE FART TO ANOTHER.

    Christine yes you were correct about the Gadsen purchase but getting all that land for a mere10million. And right after that
    you have the great gold rush. There are people that spend ten million on just one house.
    Maybe stealing isn't the right word for what they did. How about swindling the Mexican people out of their rights to the gold .

    April 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  88. christine

    when she's done solving our problem, i think she should head on over to israel and solve the jewish/palestinean problem. i hear iraq and afghanistan needs her expertise as well. if you need a life coach she probably can help you out too.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  89. DOROTHY

    If Linda likes Az So much ,why did she move to San Francisco to" give her kids a better life" ? These prople that sit on their a 's in Washinging an condem Az for the new law, well let them walk in our shoes for a month,they won:t be able to leave fast enough.They won"t want to live with bars on the windows ,guns under the pillow,security sytems/or acouple of dogs,kids can't go out to play afraid of being shot at or kidnapped. It has to stop and N.WE have a great Sheriff in Phoenix more should be like him.ALL I CAN SAY IS DON;T CONDEM US I WISH MORE STATES WOULD FOLLOW,THEN MABYSOMEBODY MIGH DO SOMETHING

    April 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  90. chris

    Anderson, I hope that you interview the U.S. Border Patrol agents that are already working in Arizona. Sherrif Joe basically is calling them inept, the governor of our State says that they aren't doing their job... when we actually are the 7th state for illegal aliens... 6 states beat us with illegal population.. including Georgia!

    I think someone should take a look at what U.S. Immigration guys think of this whole thing. They work hard, and are all over the state already.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  91. jojo

    i think that people just believe what they want to believe, first of all, there's people complaining about being kidnapped or killed by "illegal" immigrants but have you ever read the news?! what about ted bundy? or jeffrey dahmer? were they illegal immigrants too?! don't use that as an excuse because there are criminals in every race and color, poverty causes crime, regardless of your race or legal status. there ar a lot of illegal immigrants in this country working hard to make ends meet, and paying taxes and helping the economy, they also can speak and write in english, but you wouldn't know that because you are just concerned with finding someone else to blame for everything that goes wrong in this country. there are other countries out there that welcome immigrants (legal or illegal) with open arms, and that is how you meassure the quality of human nature, when you extend a hand to a fellow "human", you should stop putting labels in people and just see them for what they are: PEOPLE

    April 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Matt

    Tony

    They are only here because people will hire them. The people that do should be a lot easier to deter as they have a lot more to lose than the impoverished people who are willing to endure the conditions illegals are subjected to in the US. Remove the disease not the symptom.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  93. matt

    Momy

    She and her charitable efforts has probably done more good for people in your country and community than any of the people who posted on this board.

    Its OK to disagree with her but its not OK to question her legitimacy.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Tony in NC

    Rick you are right ! t is so complex,but now is becoming more like survival! and it is impossible to have it both ways! the real answer is seal the border first, trow out the criminals and work on the rest! very difficult situation! we cannot bear that burden no more, towns are going broke, decent citizens are getting killed! etc etc!

    April 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  95. christine

    Tanya, i'm not lonely. nor do i really need attention. silly girl, these blogs are mostly anonymous, what kind of attention is that??? what kind of attention are you seeking? you're on this blog too, obviously you are projecting??? anyway, mama always told me that you can't argue w/ an idiot or a drunk, so... i will draw my own conclusions

    April 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Momy

    According to her wiki page,

    She is colombian, but she lives in the bahamas.

    So why does THIS woman (who is potentially not even a citizen OR a US immigrant, since she doesn't live here) get to speak out on behalf of anyone.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Rick

    I have met illegals here in America and illegal Americans living in Mexico. I feel sorry for both. I find it amazing that we as a country can give rights to terrorist and yet we want to treat people who have come to this country illegally as cattle and cart them back to Mexico. The truth is that it is a complex issue. Yes, crossing the border illegally is wrong. But, do we really want to build railways to Mexico and pack them in trains back home. Sure, if we want to look like the Germans in WW2. I know if I was living in Juarez I would want to come here too. It is considered the most dangerous city in the world outside of a war zone. We have, and are, protecting our borders better than ever. This is part of the solution. Another part of the solution is to treat the people who have been here a long time as valued people. We need to make a pathway to citizenship that is both fair and easy (as in an easy process to follow). Remember when you deport people you are often deporting someone's mother or father or both; and that someone is often an American citizen. We are a great country. Can we not have a great heart too? And, yes, my grandparents came here illegally I suppose. I never asked. So do we deport someone who has been living here 80 years?

    April 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Grammar Police

    Jesus I think you meant to say

    "Her hips do not lie."

    Just fyi on your grammar, but nice try.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Tony in NC

    Jboy, radical problems , radical solutions!! we are in a desperate situations here , this is something that continues to get swiped under the rug and now caught up with us and we are in trouble !

    National security and the wellfare of all Americans is at stake now!!
    this is no joke ! most people have no idea how severe the problem is!!

    April 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jesus aka God

    Her Hips dont lie,,

    April 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Beezo

    Hey she is hot enough to stay. As long as she shuts the heck up.
    She can go tell it to the Colombians what a bad law this is. But first she better ask Tony Montana about the Colombians, they are mean...... they use chainsaws on people. Shakira watch out for the chain saws on your beautiful face. Best to stay here in the USA and keep quiet.
    Grammar police, you are worried about spelling and stuff, while people are coming over here and causing problems. If they weren't there would not be an issue. How many kidnappings need to happen before someone chooses to do something. People are dying and being tortured, you cry about spelling.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  102. jboy

    yea tony my brother served in the armed forces,,, i get your point i really do but to me that does not give the right for somebody to stop you just because you look illegal...... To me illegals come to this country for a better life most come to support their families in other countries and to me there is nothing wrong with that, also most illegals dont get good jobs with benefits they normally get jobs that legals would not like to do..... yes is bad that illegals come illegally to this country but 99.9% of illegals do not come to this country to do harm to it..........

    April 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  103. matt

    Again @ Christine:

    Be careful where you aim as you can end up doing more damage than good.

    The US is no longer the most desirable location to immigrate to. This means that more of the best and brightest are choosing other countries over the US. While I may not be in the former category I can fairly say that one of the reasons

    Why? Because people don't like to be treated like criminals. I have an Irish passport and I can work all over Europe. I am a Canadian and despite all of the treaties and trade between our countries I am still subject to interrogation and a renewal process that gets more and more hostile with every piece of legislation designed at appeasing people with minds like yours.

    I've been on flights from such exotic and risky places for religious extremism as Italy and watched each passenger get photographed and fingerprinted as they entered the country.

    I don't regret spending 7 years on work permits in the US but I would definitely recommend Europe as a place to live and work over the US if I was asked to. They get much greater mobility and as much opportunity.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  104. kdk

    It is not just the illegals from Mexico it is all over as well. Fact is ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL. If your breaking the law you are breaking the law. Someone said you want your country to be like Canada and other countries. Just as we are getting flooded and drowning in debt caused by those who break the law you can save yourself and buy the next aircanada ticket out of here.

    America can not afford to support everyone just because they want to be here. We can not even afford our own children and people. Maybe someday when we can stand up and do that with our own American folks then we can look into the humanity to open borders and let the world in as you wish. So those who want this – go on to those countries and teach them the rightful passage to become like us so they no longer flood us. Otherwise there is an option, do it legally or stay out no matter what border you come from.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  105. ric

    It takes alot of guts to stand up against racism, especially the hidden kind. I myself am taking a long look around, and asking, does it really matter? How long do we have before they push the button on all the expendables? Meaning you and me.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Jeffrey

    Lets break down everyone's comments here... first, the AZ law is not a racial based law but an uneducated and unstudied approach to a problem that does exist. Second, the people of AZ of course are not racists, neither does supporting this law makes you a racist depending on your arguement. However, this law will give room for racism and racial profiling.
    Now lets clarify a couple of misconceptions about illegal immigrants... They do not come here to be fed by the US govt or its citizents or take away your jobs; they come here to do the lowest respectful and paying jobs that Americans aren't willing to do. Second, take a look at families that will be split by deporting the mom, dad, or in some cases both without regards for the foundation of any society, family. Third (the most irritating comment I hear), ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DO PAY TAXES YOU IGNORANT RACISTS AMERICANS. When any one person buys anything in this country, you are automatically imposed a sales tax and when you pay your utilities, there is also a tax. Oh and if you want to argue FEDERAL INCOME TAXES, well I know for a fact an immense and unimagineable number of illegal immigrants who do pay federal taxes. The govt in its hypocrisy, allows for illegal immigrants to obtain a PERSONAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) to pay your federal taxes by April 15th as any other common citizen. Please fellow american citizens, lets educate ourselves before making ignorant comments and even worse ignorant votes....

    Oh and about Shakira... I think everyone has a right to an opinion and regardless of how much we agree or disagree, we should respect it.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Kay

    Hey let's ask an American Indian how they feel about a certain people infringing on THEIR land.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  108. James

    "We didn't steal it, we won it! Mexico declared war when the U.S.A. annexed Texas – an independent republic – which had won its independence from Mexico. Stephen Austin pledged his loyalty to Mexico until they threw him into prison when he went to Mexico City to negotiate for the "Texans." Americans should have kept all of Mexico when we defeated them in battle. Then this forum's subject would be moot."

    Seriously read your american history – and not the crappy "edited" texas board of education version. We started the war by crossing into Maxico and invoked a series of boarder skirmishes. So Mexico either defend its soverign rights or they take it from behind.

    As for Texas being independent? It was a bunch of rich cattle ranchers who "raised against oppression" and formed their "republic" with mexico land then voted to join the united states. It is pretty much akin to if I raised up against Los Angeles and made decleared my house a republic then had myself vote to joined Russia.

    That is how ludicrous it was.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  109. elvis

    props to shelly for her statement

    K Gomez you are a complete knob

    look its simple...get out if youre an illegal. we dont want you here.

    ive paid my taxes and earned my stuff in life i dont want you coming here illiegally, then expecting everything and being mad at us that have worked for ours.

    then trying to steal it.

    get out

    April 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Sixoh

    No, Matrix, it's the blacks, Asians, and Hispanics that don't get it. That's what it comes down to. They are brainwashed into hoping for some obama dollars. That's what 3 generations of handouts will get you! And it was Dems who did it!

    I wonder if Shakira was a mule before she became legal?

    April 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  111. James

    Not Solely based on race? Of course

    But it will work if it starts with being race, then added "driving 26 miles on a 25 mile street", "Bad English", "strange manner", "odd behavior", "Seems very nerverous".

    Then it won't be solely based on race. But guess what? Those are all very subjective and pretty much one-sided opinions.

    Guess what, those can apply to you regardless of your race or gender. You can be someone white U.S. Citizen from texas, a cop can still lock you up in jail "till he sorts it out." Because you didn't carry your passport with you, and you only have a driver license from another state to prove your status.

    Get a clue about how law enforcement works. If a cop wants to get you they get you, this law just give them nearly unlimited power to do it.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tanya

    Wow! Seriously this girl named Christine is such a Pain!! lol... I dont care if you live in Arizona or not! You are probably just a loney person that want attention because you dont recieve attention. !

    April 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  113. hueygunner

    Archangel07 April 29th, 2010 4:14 pm ET

    Did most of the people commenting forget that most of our western states were part of Mexico. Until we discovered gold and stole the land from them. As I see it their just comung home.

    ----

    We didn't steal it, we won it! Mexico declared war when the U.S.A. annexed Texas - an independent republic - which had won its independence from Mexico. Stephen Austin pledged his loyalty to Mexico until they threw him into prison when he went to Mexico City to negotiate for the "Texans." Americans should have kept all of Mexico when we defeated them in battle. Then this forum's subject would be moot.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Tony in NC

    Jboy the bus is full no more peolple can fit in it!!
    if you have 2 guest in you home staying for an unlimited amout of time you may be bale to do it
    try anothr 50 guest s and let's see how you manage to feed, house and provide them with health care an education on you paycheck only!!

    i'll bet you will be broke in no time!! get it? we cannot support all this people !! they must go back!! i came to this country legally and we paid our dues!! 6 members of my family served in the armed forces and sacrificed a lot ! have you?

    April 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Dave in Connecticut

    The majority Canadian illegals do not come down her to get on our welfare system or to have babies to obtain citizenship. Canadian illegals do not force us to close our schools because of drug smugglers. For those who think you have a point with the Native American plight and how we stole their land, you need to read your history books and study some geology, because the Native Americans came from Asia after the last ice sheet melted, they are native to this land anymore than we are. Everything that America has and has built is due to our ancestors who came into the country through Ellis Island and other ports and processed, applied for citizenship, paid their duties and basically followed the law. The southern illegals did not follow the law or any rules, its trespassing and stealing at it worst and they have been getting away with it for decades maybe more, and we the law abiding Americans, who have jobs, are paying for it. Its not cruelty or racism, its plain old patriotism. I have no problems with any race that comes to this country with nothing to hide and is processed the right way. We need to protect our country from enemies foreign or domestic. They are not obeying our laws and are invading our country with no real consequences, until now.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  116. An immigrant

    I am an immigrant who came to this country decades ago. I am not sure why people are getting upset about the new immigration law in AZ. If one is required to show his ID to drive or to buy drink, why not to prove that he is a legal immigrant. I think this country has done so much for the Latino/Hispanic already. We other immigrants wouldn't dream of having so much privilege like them. It is ridiculous to have to think this is a Half-of country – 1/2 America and 1/2 Spanish...Don't believe me? Try to make a call to any business , you will have to press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish...Case closed.
    Those of you who are critical about spellings & grammar – you will have a field day with mine.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  117. C'mon People

    Come on people. So many of these comments I'd expect to see on Fox News, not CNN. Whatever your opinion is on this article or law, back it up with fact.

    Mexico's border laws are stricter than ours – ha, you can drive across it an no one cares to stop or question you.

    Shakira is dumb, isn't a good artist, unknown, irrelevant – she's one of the best selling artists in the world, is very intelligent (probably speaks better english than you), and does a lot of humanitarian work.

    She can't speak english "good" – don't make these comments when you can't speak english "good"

    April 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Christine

    Matt: Not true, at least not in NJ, there is "Charity Care" which one can apply for once visiting an emergency room or they just don't pay and the bill is eventually written off because many people use fake names and fake SS#.
    An ER will not turn away a patient unless they are a private facility and then that is their option.
    Know your facts. I've worked in an ER for a very long time, no one was turned away!
    At times the ER is turned into a medicaid clinic.
    You really don't know what you are talking about.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  119. christine

    just a girl in arizona, agree 100%... i love arizona, it's a great place, but the issues here are overwhelming... and it's only getting worse. i can't even go to my neighborhood store w/o hearing the spanish jibberish, as they pull out their food stamp card. if only i could afford to eat as well as them.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  120. bbb

    'embarrased by legals' I applaude you for your comment. At least some people have some sense on here. I hope to God none of you that have something against illegals EVER have to go through that. When you haven't left the border of AMERICA you will NEVER appreciate what a blessing it is to live here. Learn to educate yourselves about the world before you make an ignorant comment about illegals.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Lidia

    So if your kids and families were starving, you wouldn't do whatever it took to feed them? Even if it meant breaking the law?
    Yes of course you would. I agree it should be done the legal way to come into this country but what alot of you do not realize it takes year and years to get all the back logged applications processed. There are millions of people that have been waiting for 10+ years and still nothing. Are they suppose to sit back and watch there familes starve and or have no where to live? What is so wrong with coming here to WORK? Its not as if they are getting paid to sit around. They(whoever they are) are actually busting their butts on the jobs WE AMERICANS would never do.... Most likely at less than MIN wage. Alot of them do pay taxes and file every year. I know this 1st hand because i do taxes for alot of them. So to say that none of them pay is unjust.
    If what everyone wants is to get rid of all illegals, make the process of doing it the legal way faster. Stop seperating families and give them a chance to prove there loyalty to this country.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  122. hueygunner

    cwabeno April 29th, 2010 4:39 pm ET

    The USA is a country of immigrant, the first pilgrims who came in America from Europe did not have immigration papers. But instead, they have massacred a lot of native Americans.

    ----

    Dumbchaka. The Pilgrims were deeply religious and didn't massacre anybody. In fact, they were starving until the "Indians" showed them how to survive here in the New World. If you want to blame anybody then blame the Native Americans who helped them survive.

    ----

    I subscribe to Redd Foxx's point-of-view: If you want to send me back, you'd better be talking about Saint Louis.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Boof

    Wow....everyone's so upset because an entertainer from Columbia is upset about the U.S. enforcing their laws against illegal Mexicans. Do you all realize how ridiculous that is? Why don't you all use this energy to voice your opinions to the people that matter, not here on a CNN blog. Until you get out and vote, it's all just wasted energy.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  124. matt

    @ Christine.

    Your argument is largely false for the following reasons:

    1) Only critical care is given to patients who walk off the street without health insurance or medicare/medicaid. This is because they are required to do so under the law. Treatment for non imminently fatal cases is not required to be provided by the hospital.

    2) Hospitals will avoid doing work for Medicaid where they can. As medicaid is administered by the state and many states are in financial straights they are slow payers and not ideal customers. Hospitals are not above dumping these cases (US citizens and illegals alike) off onto other places by turning them away.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Christine

    Being anti-illegal immigration does not equate to being anti LEGAL immigration. What don't some of you get?
    The issue is breaking the law it is that simple.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Jay

    is this a discussion forum on immigration reform or a spelling 'b'?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Mike Honcho

    Fact: No matter what Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and others say, this law does not merely repeat federal law. I am an attorney and I have written laws, as well as argued many, in numerous states and before Federal courts), so I do have some experience with the legal system. Where did Hannity, Palin and the rest of the blowhards go to law school? Oh, that's right, they didn't.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Steve

    If every American (and I am one) worked hard and earned a college degree, then there would be less paranoia about immigrants (legal or otherwise) taking jobs away from Americans. Next time you eat a chocolate covered strawberry, a chef salad, or have your table at a restuarant cleared, you should know that those products and.or services are mostly produced or provided by immigrants (legal or otherwise). People who are paranoid about immigrants tend (in my mind) to be insecure because they are under-educated, insecure with their low-paying jobs they have because they are under-educated, insecure about the world because they don't travel, and just plain insecure living their lives becase they don't take the time or lack the intellectual capacity to learn about the society we live in - and they find great comfort to simply find a scapegoat for all their securities, which in this case are Mexicans in general. These are likely to be the same people who really beleive that President Obama is not a U.S. citizen, even in the face of undisputed evidence that he was born in the State of Hawaii - which by the way is really one of the 50 states in case they don't know.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  129. christine

    Muaitai, according the the Economist (not an american publication) 2010 Edition of the World in Figures, 14 of the top 20 universities in the world are located right here in the good ole USA.

    belonged to the indians? which indians? which tribe? every hear of the land bridge? people have been migrating since the beginning of time.

    to the victor goes the spoils.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  130. hueygunner

    I'm a Kentuckian. I'm going to fly an Arizona flag to show my support for this illegal immigration law. If the illegal immigrants were smart, they'd do the same thing. Machiavellian. But they won't; they'll be flying the Mexican flag at their protest rallies.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  131. I Like Her

    But she has so much public support!

    She also has more common sense that all the Republicans in Bewarizona put together.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  132. cwabeno

    The USA is a country of immigrant, the first pilgrims who came in America from Europe did not have immigration papers. So who asked them their paper them? But instead, they have massacred a lot of native Americans. The Arizona immigration law is pure and simply a racist law, and it should be repelled.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Dave in Connecticut

    How many illegals are on our welfare system? How many illegals come to the US to have babies just so their babies can have citizenship? Americans pay for those babies to be born, Americans pay for the welfare that feeds the illegals families all at the cost of taking are hard earned dollars away from us by raising taxes to take care of these illegals. Americans have reached abreaking point, enough is enough. There is a right way to enter this country and a process, our fore fathers did it, why should people south of the border be treated any different from the rest of us who immigrated here from Ireland, Italy, England, etc.? Desperation works both ways, they are desperate to get into the country and I am desperate to live my American dream but I can't ever save enough money to do that because I am paying for the illegals, and so are you.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Just an Arizona Girl

    Don't stay anything until you live here – until you are kids are on lock down in their school because some drug smuggler is having a shoot out in the neighborhood, don't say anything until you have spent the day in the 104 degree heat cleaning up the trash that has been left behind by our PC – "crossers" I heard nothing except how we are all immigrants but sorry they were processed at Ellis Island there is no Ellis Island at our border. Instead there are drug runners, and coyotes that even for those wanting to have a "better life" are sold into slavery by their own countryman – paying thousands to get here. Then with our ecomony – most drug cartels are hiring the illigals because they can't get jobs – don't say anything until you see the bodies tossed acorss our freeways by a 15 passenger van carrying 35 that has wrecked and although saddened you know you will be impacted for the 22 that lived and were airlifted to the nearest hospital for care. Don't say anything when your children can't get into programs at school because those slots were taken by the children of illigals they have no "reportable" income so come first in all those lines. Don't say anything until you live here and see our housing boom – builders made fortunes off the backs of illigals they say it takes $200,000 to build a house $75,000 of it labor then only pay out $45,000 to their under the table employees pocketing the rest – made them build and build houses they couldn't sell and in some cases built so poorly that people can't live in them. Don't say anything until you live here and see, although their are plenty of out of country plates (mexico and canada too) in the WalMart parking lot (and the highest stole car ratio in the country) the trucks you see headed back to the border have the new items hidden amoug what they bought (tax free) at yard sales so they don't have to pay an incoming duty on the new products. This leaves more trash in the parking lots of all our stores. Don't say anything until you live in a place where you have 4 local channels in english and 2 in spanish where you have over 5 spanish only radio stations that have been broadcasting the Nazi theme for over a week. Live in a place where amensty was given to a people who wan't it or need it (when you yourself had to go through a lengthy and expensive citiizenship process) all other immigrants came here to stay – their e family were on the other side of the globe – Ireland, France, Russia, China, Vietnam, Cameroon, here you see a steady line of traffic as they go "home" for weekends and holidays – this to them is not American but an extense of their own country – Southern Arizona, looks like Mexico, feels like Meixco, it is no different for them to drive from Nogales Mexico to Tucson than it is for someone from Tucson to drive to Phoenix – it doesn't feel like you are crossing into another country. Unless you are going the other way and don't have your Mexican car insurance. Don't say anything until you watch a friend, a neighbor, a loved one suffer through the pain of an accident caused by someone who has no drivers license or insurance (Mexican or American) and slips back across the border with no recourse for the victum (making AZ one fo the more expensive places to have insurance) – Deal with the ID theft that is rampent here – you are careful every time you slide your ATM card – watch daily as cartels battle it out in Phoenix and kidnap each other. Live here watch the border fall into a criminal corrider – We needed something, anything – and yes someone may get offended – but if the Hispanics here would have helped us tighten the border years ago – and encouraged people to get in line legally and not "come on over and wait for the next amnesty" maybe it wouldn't have been so drastic maybe it wouldn't cause such a stir – but we are just asking people to have ID same as with the bank, or the store – I get stopped at checkpoints all the time – and am a little proud to say – Yes Sir I am an American after all I worked to get there. And I don't get upset because the person asking me is Hispanic – I don't ask them what gives them the right – I respect the law. What I don't respect is people making rash judgements, not looking into it, people being led like sheep by a few rable rousers that use hot buttons to get their way and I don't Respect the President of Mexico or the darling of MTV telling me what my state should do. Both of you should try to make Mexico a better place so that people wouldn't have to risk their lives to get here.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  135. jboy

    DEAN YOUR JUST STUPID/IGNORANT

    April 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Horsepower77

    embarrassed by legals
    =============
    I'd love to see your survival trump law when you break into my house and try to steal my hard earned life!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  137. jboy

    VANESSA(DUMB FOR SAYING IF YOUR ILLEGAL THEY ARE COMMITING A CRIME), TONY NC(YOU JUST DUMB READ WHAT YOU WROTE AGAIN), TIM 777(SO DUMB CNN IS TELLING YOU THE NEWS STUPID)...

    IS TRUE HOW PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT AND DONT WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT IMMIGRANTS SPECIALLY HISPANICS ARE NOT THE MINORITY GROUP NO MORE.... THATS SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH.... I BET IF ALL IMMIGRANTS LEGALLY OR ILLEGALLY WOULD GO A WEEK WITHOUT BUYING ANYTHING THE ECONOMY WILL BE AFFECTED BIG TIME....... ITS TIME TO DEAL WITH IT AND NOT MAKE DUMB LAWS THAT ARE VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS JUST BY THE WAY THEY LOOK.......

    April 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Dean

    I think the illegals should just cooperate and return back to their own country and go about legal citizenship the right way to prevent causing legal immigrants any future problems. I don't know why people would make such a big fuss about this because even the legal immigrants are for this new law. We don't want you here and the new law in Arizona and soon to be Texas and Utah all should tell you to GO HOME!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Patriot

    All these illegals want is free goverment services and have legal Americans pay for it.

    Republicans want them for their slave labor rates and Democrats want them for their votes.

    This is 21 century slavery only American folks are loosing jobs because of it and Obama and Congress could care less!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  140. embarrassed by legals

    @Horsepower77

    Children are what happens when people don't have easy access to birth control. Ask any rural area in the US that happens to have one pharmacist in a 75-mile radius, and that one is exercising his "conscience clause" to refuse to prescribe birth control or morning-after pills.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  141. K Gomez

    Please is Colombia no Columbia

    April 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Shell B from Alabama

    I highly doubt that the same will go in affect in the northern states with the illegal Canadians in the country. And this law will clearly lead to racial profiling. It is very similar to how Jewish people had to keep their IDs on the at all times during the 40s. Why is America taking steps back in becoming united? And I'm not saying that illegals are not a problem here because are. Mostly because American's hire them for cheap labor, so why not force these penny pinching American citizens to show proof of the employees they hire instead of racial profiling people trying to live their lives peacefully.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  143. ahedrick84

    I'm assuming Shakira is LEGAL, the issue is over the ILLEGAL immigrants. I'm sure the only reason she is protesting is because most of the are hispanic..just like she is. Personally, I think Shakira and the rest opposed to this law are morons. Something drastic needs to be done with the illegals. If someone is legal, then they are fine in my book.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Tanya

    Wow! People are so ignorant! I cannot believe how some people are cruel. I hate the fact that people think they are superior than others. Its funny how people talk about our crimes and drug cartels. When in reality is more harsh and cruel when you see in the news an American non Mexican hurt children and commit crimes such as kidnapp and murder.

    This is for all the people that have something to say to Shakira, we really dont care of your negative opinion, because you will never be were she is...!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  145. christine

    archantel07. it wasn't stolen. it was bought. the gadsen purchase. and by the way, spain killed mayans, incas, aztecs. so much for the wonderful spanish culture.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Muaitai

    All these “Americans” criticizing Shakira, talking about immigrants, do any of you have any level of education? Oh no, that’s true, USA is number 431st on the 12th grade education ranking worldwide. Like few said here we are all immigrants, this land belonged to the Indians, which by the way we killed in order to take possession of their land and most if not all the rail roads, buildings, and the list goes on, this country have was the work of immigrants, so who here can say I am an a true American? Really go back in your lineage and tell me where your ancestors came from? Go educate yourselves, read some history books and learn, segregation only makes us weak, diversification of races makes nations strong, have any of you heard of natural selection? That applies to races too.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Don

    After reading some of these comments. I would think it would be obvious to everyone that racial hatred is one of the voices in this issue. I would also think that it would be very naive to think that this voice would not be manifested to some in the law enforcement circles affected by this new law.
    The potential for abuse with this law should be a deep concern. And for those who have anti-immigration beliefs. This law carries an eventual downside to their cause.
    It is easy to throw your hatred into the negative elements in this issue.
    But, that has been true with all the other immigration waves in the history of our nation. And it has also been true that these immigration waves have produced positive contributions to this nation.
    There has been a number of historical events in our nation. Where we have used the law to further the agenda of those that in hindsight has been written in our history as being unbecoming of our nation. And I would hope that this is not another example of lessons forgotten.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Silence DoGood

    First of all, the main complaint most of you seem to be having is that your taxes are being wasted on illegal immigrants. Guess what they're wasted anyways by the government. Secondly, illegal immigrants work and have taxes taken out of their checks each week like everyone else, so they are paying taxes. Plus they don't ever get any income tax back like they should because they are too afraid to file their taxes. All those thousands of dollars they don't claim are used by the government to help everyone in this country. If you want them to pay for some of the services they are using, then give them a chance to become legal. Let's say they each pay $5,000-$10,000 to become a legal citizen. I know that many would jump at the chance to become legal and stop living in constant fear. Plus all that money could be used to help our country. If there really are 11 million illegal immigrants and they all paid to become citizens that would be about 55 billion dollars. That's alot of money.It would be of benefit if we could just give them that chance. Then if they don't take it, then it's okay to deport them or punish them for being here illegally. It' hurts to see how many people don't care about other human beings enough to find better solutions.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Horsepower77

    God I cannot wait for the next election in 2010!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Dave in Connecticut

    Shakira is a good singer but I am not sure she should be protesting when she is from another country, especially Columbia. Columbia breaks are laws with drugs and immigration just about everyday. I am not sure she realizes our plight of paying medical benefits and taxes for illegals when we have a hard enough time taking care of our own families. Maybe the illegals should mooch off the Columbians? Maybe Shakira should pay for them all with Linda Ronstats help. Maybe Linda Ronstat should spend some time in Mexico and help them out in stead of protesting here.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  151. embarrassed by legals

    @The Truth

    When did I mention rights? I'm talking about human desperation. If you've never felt it, be glad. Survival trumps law, hands down.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Joe

    She is FAT and not nice as good looking as she used to be!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Jim

    To "Thank goodness not American". That's OK, you can leave now.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  154. D

    300 trillion years ago, God did not exist. God only exists because man says so.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Mike Honcho

    She IS beautiful, both physically and as a person. But, I do not think you should be criticizing her singing in English (which is, at best, her second language) by writing "...she doesn't sing good in English." You do not seem to "speak good in English" - as your comment should read "...she doesn't sing WELL in English." As critical as you are, I hope you can match Shakira's reason by stating that English is not your first language.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Koomi

    And we are still part of God's turd! Yet we think we somehow have changed.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Tim777

    CNN – this is News?? Who gives a Rats @$$ what this Bimbo thinks!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Koomi

    Also, Shakira is hot..she can do whatever she wants as long as she dresses up for the part.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  159. kd

    illegal is illegal no way around it

    All this bickering back and forth is crazy. Lets just save money instead of wasting it on what is illegal to begin with! What ever happened to JUST SAY NO!!! It can work in so many ways. Our country is so far in the whole and hand outs to the ones who think sneaking in for the good life is making it worse. I hope I live to see the day our countries does say NO!

    If you come to America – do it the right way and your welcome if not go home. There is an option ya know.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Blake

    @Isha

    Oh, the irony.

    "...doesn't speak good in English."

    April 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Koomi

    Everyone in this country except Native Americans are essentially immigrants. America was stolen by the the Europeans..mainly Britian. Don't forget that.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Dave in Connecticut

    This is a good law. Exactly how many illegals are in the country? How many get US benefits without paying taxes? This is the only way to make things fair for everyone. America is the melting pot for those who contribute to being an American, and pay their fair share like the rest of us. The free ride is over.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Moi

    first of all, to those who posed the question: "how would you feel if you were asked for your papers when visiting another country?" my answer would be "here you go!" with no problem at all because i know it's for the safety and well-being of myself and my family. As a working citizen of the good ol' US of A, I value every penny I make. I do not appreciate it going to pay for illegal immigrants working tax free to send thousands of dollars back to their home countries where their families live worry free. Many of my children's aunts and uncles and their grandparents came into this country with the dream of having a better life. They did it legally. They work hard, they pay taxes. It's just that simple. So my hat's off to Arizona for wanting to put this law into effect. I hope many more states are to follow. If you want to stay in this country, do it legally like everyone else. Nuff said

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Thank goodness not American

    WOW.....Who's back was America built on?????? NOT Caucasians.....The immigrants you so easily disregard....just proves it ....Americans being ungrateful....."We have what we need from them so kick them out now"

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  165. CC

    Oh, good....another celebrity trying to cash in on the spotlight regarding Arizona immigration law. Didn't this say she was Columbian? Who cares what she thinks or protests against? Mind your own damn business!!! This is part of the problem....people from other countries shouting about what should and should not happen in the US. I don't comment about what goes on in Columbia....though I could say something about all the drug wars and criminal activity there. We don't care what Shakira has to say or what she does or does not like. Go back to performing and leave us alone. Just because you make a lot of cash from this country does not give you a right to tell us what to do. Comprende?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Carol

    What is wrong with some of you people? All Arizona wants to do is keep out people who are here illegally and who are breaking our laws. Do we want to start picking and choosing which laws we enforce? We are doomed if we start down that road. Wake up and smell the coffee, Americans. Who gives a crap what entertainment industry bimbos think? HANG TOUGH, ARIZONA.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Horsepower77

    embarrassed by legals
    ==========
    All I have to say is first what the hell are you doing having 5 kids in the first place when your that hard up?????????

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Mikal63

    The AZ immigration law is based on the same FEDERAL law already on the books. All AZ is trying to show is how the federal government enacts laws, passes legislation but chooses what to enforce or not to enforce. With the border turning into a no man's land due to the lax enforcement of our immigration policy and the escalating violence dripping over from our southern neighbor due to the drug trade, AZ feels there's nothing left to do but to follow this course of action, knowing chances are this state legislation will be overturned eventually. In ANY country, visitors and people who are applying for citizenship are required to have in their possession some form of ID, whether it's a driver's license, passport or whatever papers to show proof of their legal status to be in that country otherwise they are detained and in most cases, deported. For all the fanfare regarding how 'tough' our immigration policy is, compared to other countries including our neighbors to the North and South of us, our immigration policy is pretty lax. Our immigration laws are not enforced consistently. For those who cry foul, I suggest you leave all your forms of ID home and then grab a plane ride to Mexico, Canada or anywhere else and see how illegal aliens are treated there before being critical of how illegal aliens are treated here. We as Americans live according to a set laws that we all agree to abide by. All AZ is asking for is that for the laws our government has passed, in particular our immigration laws, start being applied and be applied consistently and to have it backed up with the resources necessary to enforce those laws or go back and rethink our immigration policy because it's clearly not working. I don't think that's too much to ask for and this issue needs to be tackled, it's certainly long overdue.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  169. embarrassed by legals

    @Daniel

    Careful with those exclamation points; you'll get apoplexy.

    The illegals that are already here - what would you suggest we do with them? Stake them out in the desert? Tar and feather them? Send them on a forced march back to Mexico City? Execution by firing squad?

    What you're missing is twofold: 1) the illegals who are here and working are doing most of the scut work that nice lily white americans wouldn't stoop to without full health benefits and a vacation plan. So you're going to pay either way: pay to the government who supports social programs that allow illegals to live with a little dignity instead of in tent cities like Calcutta. Or pay through the nose for pretty much everything: carwash, fresh fruit and veg, child care, housing, etc. And 2) it is virtually impossible to "keep them the frig out", as you say. the border that the US shares with Mexico is large and porous. No way to keep illegals from crossing at every point. We can make it harder and more dangerous, but desperate is desperate. They'll find a way.

    Try Valium, I'm told it has wonderful calming properties.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Chachi

    40 quintillion years ago the Mexicans rode on taco chariots at the Burrito Bowl.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  171. C.Morgan

    Who gives a crap what Shakira thinks! She isn't even American! Way to go CNN for posting even more irrelevant garbage. Look, if I have to carry I.D. (driver's license, social security card, medical insurance card,student id, employment id), than what is the big deal. It sounds as though somebody has something to hide. If Mexicans want to become legal Mexican-Americans then come here legally and learn our language. If that is done, hell, let them all come here. I believe Mexicans are very hard working and forthright. I just believe that between the drug cartels and wearing out all of the government resources, nobody wants to stay there anymore.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Chachi

    Hey everybody, 300 trillion years ago we were all part of God's turd.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Chachi

    Did you know many billions of years ago, what you now refer to as North America, South America and Australia were once part of the great continent of Africa. Just some food for thought.
    __________

    *fart* Pangea existed 250 million years ago, idiot *fart*

    April 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Bob from Cali

    Awwww, it's so cute that she thinks she is relevant.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Craig

    Jess you need to get out more. It's no Republican conspiracy...it benefits the Dems a whole lot more since it energizes their base.

    It's called people dying in their own back yards and drug cartels gunning folks down and bringing in MILLIONS of pounds of weed across the border.

    Wake up.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  176. spencer blair

    Wow! Shakira is against the Arizona law regarding enforcing immigration laws. Well, considering her huge grasp of international issues, I guess I'll have to change my mind. Right now though I'm still on the fence...maybe if another celebrity came out against it; say like SpongeBob Square Pants.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Badger Fan

    Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues."

    April 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Raul

    as an american citizen i guarantee if i ever get stopped i will sue the police dept for racial profiling. thats for sure.. then again ill never be in kkkzona , so eh i cant be land locked anyways. its funny how all these people that talk about freedom and americans are starting to sound like the communist party in cuba that my parents left...

    April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Archangel07

    Did most of the people commenting forget that most of our western states were part of Mexico. Until we discovered gold and stole the land from them. As I see it their just comung home. And since when
    did we as a nation become so intolerate of illegal immigrants. Since
    most of our descendants were not the indigenous people of this nation. And here's a little peice of history for all of you self righteous people. Did you know many billions of years ago, what you now refer to as North America, South America and Australia were once part of the great continent of Africa. Just some food for thought.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Chachi

    Also, the French owned most of the country before America purchased it from them, not the English, moron.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  181. marcia

    I pray that Arizona passes this law!
    I don't feel one tiny bit sorry for the
    disgusting illegals!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  182. moi'

    Shakira is short, untalented and has a fat ass.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Kay

    How about this? What if we cracked down on companies that are enticing people to cross the border to come work for them. The companies dont want to pay american workers because they can pay illegals much less. How can we be so negative to a people, when it is our own fellow americans hiring these people? I dont understand why this aspect is overlooked. If the grass isn't greener then maybe they wouldn't be tempted to risk what they do risk to cross our borders illegally.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Cornholio

    CONRHOLIO STILL NEEDS SOME TP FOR HIS BUNGHOLE!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Vet43

    // rant=on
    Arizona has to do something. The problem us huge and getting worse. If there is no way for law enforcement to identify the ILLEGALS the traffic will continue and drain an already strapped budget. The rest of the citizenry pays for the ILLEGALS and are just fed up with it.

    The ILLEGALS know the law and sympathies of those who don't pay for the goods and services they consume. They duck the unenforced laws and play to the organizations with no skin in the game. I see no moral high ground from which the ACLU, US congress or any other have to preach.

    Let it be. If the State does something bad with this law address it. In the meantime, let it be.

    // rant=off

    April 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Chachi

    Native Americans should have done this exact same thing when the english(americans) came to this beautiful country, Don't forget Native Americans cursed this country after they were forced to move.

    ________

    Some of them liked us quite a bit. We helped the ones who liked us wipe out their enemies. Life goes on too bad so sad.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  187. matt

    Please, I think we can all do without being waterboarded...Whether we support this type of legislation or not.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  188. me

    Juan,
    U.S.A will let anyone join the military and fight for our country.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Christine

    The people that have chosen to come to this country illegally are causing and adding to our countries HUGE debt. Health-care is not free, an illegal citizen presents to an Emergency room for a booboo on his finger; he is not paying for this visit, his band-aid, x-ray, antibiotic ointment, Tylenol, peroxide all provided gratis to him. The government, and eventually us the "legal” citizens are paying ultimately because our health-care costs sky-rocket among other things. There is a cause and effect here that CANNOT be denied. If you are supporting the rights of people that are in our country illegally, I’d like to pass on to you my bill for my families health insurance that has risen steadily and also the bill for my last emergency room visit, please let me know your address so I can submit these to you for your consideration.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  190. tidho

    Great illustration of the problem. The interests of non citizens are being pout ahead of the interests of citizens.

    Certainly the Columbian government must have some issues worthy of attention.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Tony in NC

    She has no business in American affairs, she is a Colombian national!! she should mind her own business !

    As an immigrant myself i approved what Arizona is doing, enuff is enuff!! tthis is not Mexico.

    we cannot have so many freeloaders!! i am tired of paying taxes to feed someone else!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  192. THOR

    I am Colombian, I am legal in the U.S. What does Shakira know about this situation? I am doing things the right way, visa and work permit applications. I graduated from HS and College here in the U.S. I have always stived for maintaining my legal status in the country. I pay taxes, and fill up boring forms to comply with the LAW. It is pretty hard to do it the right way; however, it seems as the U.S. government wants to just hand it to the illegal people before doing something with the ones that are here legally and pay taxes and have visas and permission (OPT)!!! I have studied and produced for the economic growth of the U.S. got hired in during the recession within Science, Math, Technology and Engeneering...why should it be handed to illegals? and a migratory reform that focuses on illegals rather than the ones who are here legally? THAT IS THE REAL BS.
    Most illegals come here because of the same reasons a legal one arrives to the U.S. We strive to have a safer and more lucrative life than inour homeland. THAT IS WHY I AM HERE...LEGALLY. I hate when personalities like Shakira stick their face to protest for S@#$ they don't know or ever dealt with them b/c of their infamous fame.
    Why are people concentrating on what happens with AZ so much when it is requiered to have proof of legallity either ways as an international person? I carry my permit everywhere I go, is like another driver liscence. It is the gov. itself that allows all of these non-sense. Migratory reform should be focused on the real problem, why are people coming here? Instead of fixing part of the problem why don't we focus on spreading education and economic equality in all the Americas? Maybe then there would not be people coming here if they can life safely at home? I agree with many U.S. citizens...but at the same time they themselves do not appreciate their own country most of the time.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  193. TOM HARRINGTON

    Native Americans should have done this exact same thing when the english(americans) came to this beautiful country, Don't forget Native Americans cursed this country after they were forced to move.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  194. mordrud

    And it's official...the debate is over we have our first Hitler reference. They can close the thread now...

    April 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  195. SDguy

    Wonder why our government does not know what to do about illegals. All the damn lobbyist in D.C. for farmers and other industries that rely on cheap labor. Have a Bill that puts harsh fines on them and they will go somewhere else to look for work. Remember, this problem just did not come from out of the blue. We created it and gained big time from it. Cheap produce and big gains for big Business. Think about it before you point a finger. Its all a little bit of history repeating....

    April 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  196. The Truth

    Dear embarrassed by legals,
    Being poor or desperate does not give anyone any right to enter any country illegally. Your argument has no merit. So by your train of thought they have the right to steal or even commit violent crimes? There is no God given or man given right to enter the U.S. Even at the height of European immigration everyone had to be granted permission and screened by Immigration to enter. This is what its about illegal immigration. If you are legal you have no problem and are more than welcome.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Cornholio

    CORNHOLIOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Cornholio

    I AM CORNHOLIO, I STILL NEED TP FOR MY BUNGHOLE!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  199. HeckYeah

    Good! Finally someone is doing something to protect our country from people breaking the laws and coming here illegally. I have to carry a license with me to drive in America why shouldn't they!

    People use this whole race card way to much, I’m pretty much immune to it now. To use the race card as an excuse so that some can break the laws is practically conspiracy to harbor a criminal.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  200. soda

    I have an idea what, if we made a law where we could require you to carry paperwork that showed what religion you believe in? What about if you were required to wear a band around your arm to show that you are an illegal citizen? Oh wait this already happened; in Nazi Germany! It started out as simple laws and became the Holocaust. Is that far fetched, yes but thats what most people thought when Hitler was in power. Do I think you should become a citizen yes! But there has to be a better way than this law that will foster racial profiling and grows into worse things. So Shakira is a female and she has blond hair...that makes her a bimbo? You might want to research before you write about her. She made a speech this past year at Oxford University and has numerous charities she is involved in and donates money to.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Daniel

    Latinpride, you are an idiot, you HAVE NO RIGHT TO LIVE HERE FOOL! It is a privialge to be afforded ONLY to those that are either born here or become citizens LEGALLY!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  202. whoa

    Ok bbb...Christoher Columbus was actually Italian and he was hired by Isabell of Castile to explore the western hemisphere, and as for Columbus discovering America? Not true it was discovered by Leif Ercison of the Norse 500 years before Columbus. You need to educate YOURSELF.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Al Bundy

    Eisenhower

    April 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Vanessa

    Immigrants who are here illegally are criminals. They have no respect for our laws and procedures. Once an illegal immigrant is in the United States, they don't think twice about breaking our other laws. I believe they are more prone to continue their illegal destructive behavior. Please note, I have no problem with legal immigration. I wouldn't be here today if my ancestors didn't migrate from their respective homelands. However, I'm a law abiding citizen and expect the same from my fellow citizens. The new law in Arizona may not be the best answer, but at least they are trying. Who else can make that claim?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Andy/Texas

    Us mexican-americans need to stop wasting our time arguing with folks online and make your voices be heard come 2010 and 2012 at the polls this is where we can make a difference. certain people are just upset because we are moving up and our political views are finally being heard by our elected officials and there is nothing the new minority can do. I just hope a lot of hispanics think twice before they vote for any Republicans. " God Bless America " Thanks to all Veterans for making the U.S.A. #1

    April 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Tim

    Who cares, who the heck is she.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  207. jboy

    wow.... is crazy how people are so ignorant and only think that there are only mexicans in arizona. The law shows how some people are sitll racist, there are also people from other countries that are illegal here and they are WHITE skin people or blacks.... So before any one wants to post messages in this page do some research and try to find out more information and stop being so ignorant.... Not only immigrants committ crimes.... ALEX, OLD DUDE, JVans, JHON YOU MORONS DO RESEARCH AND STOP BEING DUMB......

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  208. rabidhunter

    We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an

    American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.

    Teddy Roosevelt

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Wendy

    A non US Citizen complaining about the AZ Law and how it affects non-US Citizens...

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  210. gilbert

    I think ALL US Citizens should carry citizenship papers...don't have them, get deported. If a person doesn't believe in our laws, why have them here?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Frank

    ILEGALS OUT guest worker program IN
    Go Arizona!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  212. tcaros

    Shakira is a dirty dirty girl.

    (Mariah Carey is a little more dirty- needs a bath)

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  213. aztecmother

    The only way Arizona could of saved face is if they had required that everyone stopped or questioned for a crime or something of the sort would have to provide proof of citizenship. Currently if I'm pulled over in Texas I just have to hand over my drivers license and insurance papers. Arizona could of written a law that would simply state that everyone would have to show proof of citizenship. If pulled over for a traffic violation they could of simply said in addition to drivers license, insurance papers, one must also show proof of citizenship. Don't matter who you are black, white, brown, green don't matter. Now if you don't then you would have to be hauled back into the police station in the back of a cop car. INS would be called and one would be held there until they could resolve their legal status. Everyone's car would be towed at owners expense to a holding bin (consequence of forgetting your papers).

    Currently as the law is written in Arizona if one gets pulled over and the cop suspects that the person in question is illegal, then they can ask for proof of citizenship. Well since its more than likely that since the majority of illegals are of Latin origin then they will be asking mostly Latin people. The law whither they like it or not will then allow racial profiling which is forbid by law.

    So the simple fix is what I stated before in the first paragraph. Ask everyone and discriminate against no one. So if the governor of Arizona is pulled offer then she too must show proof of citizenship and if she doesn't have her papers with her (proof of citizenship) she must then be taken back to cop headquarters, INS must be called and she must be questioned, her car impounded. Once she has proven her citizenship lets add a fine to it to (we need to stop repeat offenders who will more than likely forget their proof) . If we as citizens of the United States can handle that then so be it.

    Then the only question left will be if we are truly going to be a police state with big brother everywhere and if that's what we want as a nation?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  214. juan

    If you were to get rid of all the illegal people that work in this country, you will see this country financially collapse. You don't understand how much immigrants are responsible for keeping prices of almost everything you can think of down. Food to housing, construction. If we treated immigrants better and had a solid plan for them, this could be a win-win situation. Imagine all the money that they send back to Mexico and South America. What if the country could tax them like all Americans or give them opportunities to join our military? If it wasn't for our countries racist values, we wouldn't have a problem. This nation is the biggest racist in the world. Don't believe me. Keep reading more of these comments.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Daniel

    "embarrassed by legals"

    Your bleeding heart makes me want to vomit. You want to blame someone, BLAME THE CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL MEXCAN PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF....hang on....its not the US....ITS MEXICO YOU TWIT!

    I ask you again, when did it become the responsibility of the US, not Mexico to take of ALL of the Mexican people and provide them with jobs and welfare and healthcare? WE CANT DO IT! You want to fix the mass illegal immgration of hispanic to this country, invade their damn countries, take over, execute the drug cartels and the corrput leaders and make part of the US...thats the ONLY way...TILL THEN, KEEP THEM THE FRIG OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  216. shelly

    Let's say I break into your house

    A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!!!

    It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

    Her point:

    Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress
    is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

    Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

    Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
    Let's say I break into your house.
    Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.

    But I say, 'No! I like it here. It's better than my house. I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

    According to the protesters:

    You are Required to let me stay in your house
    You are Required to feed me
    You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
    You are Required to Educate my kids
    You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family

    My husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest. (except for that breaking in part).

    If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

    It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house
    And what a deal it is for me!!!

    I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

    Oh yeah, and I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so that you can communicate with me.

    Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?!

    America is populated and governed by idiots.

    If you agree, pass it on (in English).
    If not blow it off.........
    along with your future Social Security funds and a lot of the former benefits of being an American Citizen.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  217. mordrud

    Annexation is the answer. People are driven here by the disparity in quality of life in mexico and central america and that of the U.S. The only real solution is to improve the quality of life in those countries and the only way to achieve that is to annex those countries and merge them into the U.S. Their so called governments can't stop drug lords or control their own borders. They have no real democracy or justice system. We should pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and move into Mexico and central america instead. More direct impact on our way of life and more of a real threat than any other country.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Bbones

    If anyone, from Mexico to Uganda to Poland to China, wants to come to this country – that's just fine. But come to this country legally. This country was built by legal immigrants, and this country welcomes legal immigrants.

    Anyone who is in the U.S. now illegally needs to leave now and then come back legally. So what if there are some hardships involved, the illegals are creating (financial, unemployment and other) hardships everyday for every single legal resident in this country.

    Maybe the bleeding hearts out there, who really don't understand all this or don't care, or both, should find another country for themselves.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  219. DD

    Why is Shakira even speaking? She is not even a US OR.... Mexican citizen.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Evelyn

    If Shakira or any of the other "Movie Stars" or "Musicians" don't like the Immigration bill thats tough!!!! All they're trying to do is get attention. I live in Arizona and work in the heart of all this...anyone who doesnt live here can come on down and live in South Phoenix and go out after dark!! good luck to you!!! Went to lunch yesterday and the streets were clear – what a breath of fresh air. The police are doing a great job here and shame on you Americans for not supporting your fellow Americans of all color. If they want to live here then get legal and stop stealing from us by coming into our country under the radar. What is the matter with you people have you all lost your minds???
    Go to any other country and see how they treat you when you BREAK THE LAW. So s

    April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Chachi

    We are a country of immigrants, this law is white religious/racist anger, directed at mexican-americans. Anyone supporting this bill should be waterboarded, seriously.

    _____

    Duh, me no understand the difference between legal and illegal. Uh duh!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Anonymous

    Shut up and stick to singing. Nobody cares what you think.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  223. JParizona

    Is funny we are all illegal in this country, we stole the land front the indians, so everybody line up ahd get out..

    April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  224. latinpride

    We LATINOS WILL STAND TOGETHER ALL THE WAY, WE WILL FIGHT BACK FOR OUR RIGHTS

    April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Johnny Hopkins

    they did give us swine flu guys....

    April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  226. TxLatino

    Wow!!! What has this country become. I hate to think that this is only an immigration issue and not some other underlying issue. This has the feel of the Nazi's in Germany. If you dont believe me you dont have to, but think of it this way. I'm an American who is of Mexican descent, can you imagine if I stepped out of my home without my wallet to get my mail, which my mailbox is less then 1/2 block away and along comes some cop who believes I am here illegally? Takes me away to an immagration office and deports me because I didn't carry my wallet to go get my mail. I know its a little over the top, but believe you me, thats what this law is all about. To be able to pull over anyone who may look like they are illegally in this country. This is not only for Mexicans, but we also have other illegals from other parts of the World who look White, Black...etc. Keep that in mind before you start thinking that this is a good for everyone. It's another reason to give the cops the reason to pull you over, search you legally without cause. And on their report, all they have to say is: He/She looked like an illegal alien. Case closed.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  227. USis4UScitizens

    Hey London – way to not read any of the posts before adding your 2 pence.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  228. master_kush

    I think every single person in Arizona, no matter what race should walk up to every police officer they see and prove they are in the US legally. That way the cops dont have to stop people, and they will not be able to get any work done. Its impossible to tell if someone is legally in this country or not. You cant just walk up to someone and ask for papers, that is draconian and illegal. We are a country of immigrants, this law is white religious/racist anger, directed at mexican-americans. Anyone supporting this bill should be waterboarded, seriously.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Chachi

    Linda Ronstadt looks like at some point she ate a Shakira.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  230. uny

    Living in NY, one can get an enhanced drivers license. The best of both worlds. Seriously, what driver doesn't carry his DL in his wallet at all times? I hope that I am not the only one that does.

    Illegal means just that, send any illegal home, unless as a previous posted suggested, make them serve in the US military at least 4 years and of course make them learn English ( a must for anyone moving to the USA)

    April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Ken

    The law requires police to question individuals they feel are engaged in illegal activity. How is that a bad thing? How is that different than what the police do now?

    How is being required to carry immigration I.D. any different than being required to carry a driver's license?

    No matter who you are or where you are, if a cop is looking at you you're being profiled. It's called "policing".

    What's really vile here is that Arizona and its citizens are being unfairly labeled as racist. That is not a label that should be thrown around lightly. The people, traditions and cultures of Mexico and Arizona are indelibly linked. This mix is what makes this region of the American southwest such a wonderful place to live.

    I'm not denying that racism exists, but I've lived in Arizona for more than 30 years and I don't know anyone who hates Mexicans. I don't know anyone who hates Mexican immigrants, legal or illegal. The citizens of Arizona understand why people come here from Mexico seeking better opportunity and a better life. These laws are not racially motivated, but they obviously have a racial impact. That does not equate to racism, though.

    The cost of educating, caring for, policing, prosecuting and incarcerating illegal immigrants is devastating to Arizona's economy and citizens. Something must be done. The Federal government seems unwilling. The elected officials of Arizona have an obligation to act in the best interest of the state's citizens.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  232. blue

    amen

    April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Daniel

    All of you people blaming all this on white poople are stupid, dumb, ignorant and typical liberals.

    Arizona is over 40% HISPANIC! You morons. HISPANICS voted this bill into being! HISPANICS! Dont you dumb people get it. The HISPANICS that live in that state LEAGALLY want to protect what they have worled so damn hard for...for what? So some illegal can come over here, work and send all their money back to Mexicom hurt the states economy and spit in the face of those that did it right?

    Since when did it become the responsibility of the US alone to allow any and all people a job, home and healthcare? You want to blame someone, blame corrupt ass Mexico! Oh wait, they come here because Mexico aint got jack for them, then fly their disgracful Mexican flags in this country!

    Tell you what, some of you need to read Mexico's immigration Laws if you want to see TRU racism in affect. None of you have a clue what they do to central and south american when they catch them in their country illgally do you? No you dont so shut up and get a clue.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  234. djmctico

    This is really going to mess it up for the landscaping businesses. They are going to have to employ legal americans now and actually pay them above the minimum wage. Guess we are going to start seeing more caucasians mowing lawns from now on.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Chachi

    Mexicans aren't the only immigrants, why is all the focus on them?
    ___________

    They're paranoid. Being here illegally will do that to you.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  236. christine

    btw, not a ronstadt fan, but she was born and raised tucson, az. her dad was at one time the chief of police. ronstadt is a german name, there is a pretty large community of hispanics that have german names. assimilation. at least she has some ties to the state, so to me she is at least relevant. but still wrong.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  237. ann

    They already do racial profiling whats so different.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Al Bundy

    MEXICANS GAVE US SWINE FLU!!!!!!!
    THEY ARE THE REASON FOR THIS DRUG WAR!!!
    THEY ARE THE REASON WHY THE MEDENDEZ BROTHERS RAN RAMPANT HERE IN OUR STREETS

    MS13 GANGS...ARE FROM ME-HE-CO.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Chachi

    Before Columbus landed there was nothing but people that looked like Mexicans all through out.
    _________

    And they were ripping people's hearts out on top of step pyramids. Screw you.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  240. hello

    Mexicans aren't the only immigrants, why is all the focus on them?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  241. embarrassed by legals

    My god, you people are judgmental. Yes, all of you. Go back, read the comments.

    Now answer me this:

    If I'm living in some crappy country where drug cartels have more muscle than the federal government does, with 5 kids to feed because birth control is discouraged out in the rural boonies where i live, and I'm more likely to be beaten up and robbed than I am to have a reasonable job, AND there's a country that's so much better off it's like a dream JUST ACROSS THE BORDER, BUT it takes 7-10 years of waiting to do this all legal and lovely so people won't spit on me, WHAT DO YOU THINK I WILL BE DOING?

    Yes, you got it! I will be putting on my wading boots, going into debt for the lovely coyotes, and taking any kind of work I can get once I get to the promised land. I pick your fruit, wash your car, haul your trash, wash your dishes, tend your kids, and all the while I earn money and send it to my family so they can have a better life.

    When people are that desperate and poor, they will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get a better life. Better they do your menial labor than set fire to your house and steal your stuff. Legal goes out the window when you're that desperate.

    AND UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN THAT DESPERATE, DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE THEM. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes, you hypocrites.

    You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Carv

    First of all, as a Colombian immigrant, I agree that illegal immigration should be curbed. It is unfair that legal immigrants have to go to such rigorous processes because a lot of INS resources go to dealing with illegal immigration.

    To the people saying "she should mind her own business", I bet she has done MORE for citizens and immigrants alike than A LOT of any U.S. Citizen, I dare say she has done more than MOST U.S. citizens, so you should be GRATEFUL than an immigrant with such influence and resources cares so much about your country.

    Also to those calling them "damn illegals", it seems your ignorance limits your understanding as why they are here. These are people trying to survive, trying to overcome extreme poverty that makes MOST OF YOU posting here look like millionaires. Show a little respect and stop strengthening the intolerant stereotype known by people around the world.

    If any of you take a few hours a week to learn why some Central-American countries are in such a bad shape, you will understand that the U.S. it is also responsible for some of the problems that haunt these countries. For example, NAFTA drove Mexican merchants to ruin. Also, the fact that you choose to pay for cheap products further weakens the economy of SEVERAL countries.

    WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Clay

    Actually the Federal government has had ample opportunity (either major party) to address the issue, and they backed away from it. Who better to address the issue than local agencies that have the knowledge?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Chachi

    Brad! Take me with, Lancashire is awesome.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  245. shrugginatlas

    thank you for your opinion mrs hotty pants. Now get back to your over indulgent lifestyle all while reaping the benifits off the backs of millions of people who for some reason keep paying outragouse prices to watch and listen to "entertainers" such as yourself. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy good music as much as the next but as these people make millions just because they can sing or dance, they condem people who actually run businesses and employee people.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Jeremy

    Who is Shakira?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  247. common sense and logic is dead, long live anarchy!!!!!

    you say there is a pipeline to legal immigration? let's set that ablaze and bomb MEXICO. THEY GAVE US SWINE FLU!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Horsepower77

    I have no problem showing my passports or docs if I am in a foreign country. If you are there legally it isn't a worry.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  249. freelz

    http://www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=52025

    If this was HER dad she wouldn't be so blindly disagreeing with this law. But since is WASN"T her dad, she doesn't give a crap.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Chachi

    My family's been here since 50,000 B.C.. Mexicans stole my heritage.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Bill

    So Shakira (WHO IS NOT A US CITIZEN) has an opinion about a law in a US state.

    I would suggest she not go to Arizona. Infact I encourage her to return to South America and stay there.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  252. London

    It's ironic that the people that are being called immigrants are the onces who really belong in America. Before Columbus landed there was nothing but people that looked like Mexicans all through out. It wasn't even called America back then. Europeans come and kick everyone out and now call it their land?. I guess western history only goes back to 1492.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Diane

    So I know we are the melting pot and welcome all cultures for a new life here in the United States but I have one question though.

    As Americans if we had to travel abroad to another country or even to live in another country are we not required to carry our papers with us also?

    I believe that is a yes, so I am confused what is the difference?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  254. David

    Who the hell cares about a celebs opinion.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Cheryl

    Anyone who wants to be in USA should be allowed to. Everyone here is an immigrant, RICHARD NIXON, you go back where you 'really' came from first then we will all follow.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  256. mari

    @ matt (post April 29th, 2010 3:42 pm ET)
    You summed it correctly. I hope one day my country can become more like CANADA or EUROPEAN UNION with regards to redistributing taxes in the form of healthcare,education, and retirement.

    The immigration issue is not an easy one, but the AZ law is not how we should proceed.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Chaser1952

    To all the sympathizers: Maybe you'd be willing to send me a check for the percentage of income tax I pay that covers the cost of illegals (who, by the way, pay zero income tax).

    April 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  258. BJ

    Eric L,
    I don't know where you got those Mexico Rights, lol.
    Maybe from a k-garden book because none of them are right.
    You can't argue with me on that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Please just shut up.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  259. blue

    The New Colossus people remember that?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Sammy

    Democracy is reshaping America. Ask any former American president to trace their ancestor y, and all would be immigrants from another country.

    I believe the real truth is the FEAR that the Hispanic population is growing faster than anticipated. Being the closest border neighbor, nothing can be done, at least in the long run. Until Mexico rises from economic hardship, this will NEVER halt the exodus. Language barrier has always slowed the process, but has not stopped it..

    Why don't we see the same frequent migration by Canadians? Assist our neighbor in rebuilding a better economy, and percentage of Mexican immigrants will be at its lowest- still won't stop them.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  261. christine

    why do illegals come here and not assimilate? if they're trying to make a better life, then maybe they should look around them and see what the successful people do, and emulate it. instead, they come here, wave their flag, refuse to learn english, the language of commerce, business and success. they have trashed neighborhoods, go look at 35th ave and mcdowell, maryvale, etc. all illegal-haven neighborhoods in phoenix, the areas with the highest crime rates. just yesterday they discovered a drop house with 69 illegals. why do the illegals think they are being racially profiled? well, it's because most people who come here legally attempt to blend in and take advantage of what this great country has to offer. that's why they came here to begin with. and at the risk of sounding racist, the reason that they are looking at brown people, is because we live on a border with a 3rd world country, which just happens to have a lot of "brown" people. i don't think it's racist, i think it is logical. why would we waste our time swatting at the very very very few illegals from europe. would love to see the statistics of which country has the MOST illegal aliens living in our country hmmm... probably mexico?. it's not going to be belgium, france, australia, new zealand, england, canada, etc... they are prosperous countries, their goverments are stable. point is, we only have so many resources to combat this problem, better to use our resources where they get the most benefit, we'll get the canadians and europeans on the next swoop.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Ruben

    i see you people talking about immigrant i want bet $ 100 to 1 penny to see witch one of you not coming from people from other country the only one that have the luxury to talk like this are the native Indians of this country you bunch of want it be white are all from Europe, black come from Africa and brown come from Central and South America you idiots this country is build base on immigrant from all over the world but it happen to be that the majority are from white descendent's so stop the stupidity already and focus on to see how do we get out of this mess that we're now and stop living la vida loca out of the Chinese money like shaquira say last night point to the start but yea step on Earth. this is call face reality time.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  263. mia green

    so this blond ditz thinks she can change the minds of the people in Arizona....ummm okay

    April 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  264. action is action

    action is action...so yeah...STFU.

    If you want to house an illegal then do so.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  265. HU

    S Shr – I was born here. I am not an immigrant. I remember no boat ride, jumping no fence, hopping no train, or packing into no vehicle filled with fellow whities. Quit calling me an immigrant.
    You are native to where you are born.
    Do you believe "Native Americans" popped up out of the ground? They came here from somewhere else, they just did it before we did. The first generation of Native Americans were the same as the first generation of European Americans. They were not native, but their offspring were.
    No population is purely or exclusively native save some small places in Afirca, where we ALL came from. Yet I'm not native to Afirca because I wasn't born there.
    I hope this helps.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Vapor

    I support the law. If you have to have a drivers license to drive a car, you should have paperwork to prove you are here legally. We have to show paper work to purchase beer, wine or cigarettes, so I do not see what the big deal is, come here legally or go back home. Pretty simple.

    We as a country should not have to bear the cost of keeping the world up, but our lawmakers feel otherwise. Go figure.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Sandy

    Good for Arizona! Please bring this new law to Indiana, they don't belong here period. They are breaking the law and get welfare, jobs, pay no taxes, take jobs from American's (Born in USA).

    April 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  268. mari

    @ Sara.
    Thank you for posting. I usually find myself on the opposite side of the fence with Republicans, but I really appreciate your comment on the vileness of the law.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Kris

    This is going to get way out of hand very soon! i understand the bill but I feel like we are going back in time! This country was made up of immigrants in the early 1900's. What the different between then and now?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Dao

    I support the Arizona Immigration law. The law use tobe Protec people (Popular) not to against any body. Think about.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Marie Geroni

    My brother in law moved to Mexico because he married an illegal young woman. He moved there to be able to fix her papers and to be able to support her while in the process of doing that.
    He is a US citizen but Mexico will NOT let him work there since he's not a Mexican citizen.
    He has to cross the border every morning to work here in the US then cross back every evening to be with his wife .
    Tell me if that's fair?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  272. aztecmother

    The only way Arizona could of saved face is if they had required that everyone stopped or questioned for a crime or something of the sort would have to provide proof of citizenship. Currently if I'm pulled over in Texas I just have to had over my drivers license and insurance papers. Arizona could of written a law that would simply state that everyone would have to show proof of citizenship. If pulled over for a traffic violation they could of simply said in addition to drivers license, insurance papers, one must also show proof of citizenship. Don't matter who you are black, white, brown, green don't matter. Now if you don't then you would have to be hauled back into the police station in the back of a cop car. INS would be called and one would be held there until they could resolve their legal status. Everyone's car would be towed at owners expense to a holding bin (consequence of forgetting your papers).

    Currently as the law is written in Arizona if one gets pulled over and the cop suspects that the person in question is illegal, then they can ask for proof of citizenship. Well since its more than likely that since the majority of illegals are of Latin origin then they will be asking mostly Latin people. The law whither they like it or not will then allow racial profiling which is forbid by law.

    So the simple fix is what I stated before in the first paragraph. Ask everyone and discriminate against no one. So if the governor of Arizona is pulled offer then she too must show proof of citizenship and if she doesn't have her papers with her (proof of citizenship) she must then be taken back to cop headquarters, INS must be called and she must be questioned, her car impounded. Once she has proven her citizenship lets add a fine to it to (we need to stop repeat offenders who will more than likely forget their proof) . If we as citizens of the United States can handle that then so be it.

    Then the only question left will be if we are truly going to be a police state with big brother everywhere and if that's what we want as a nation?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  273. JC

    Being a first-gen American by legal means, why do I have to carry my license, my social security, pay my taxes, etc. Why is that okay? Why do I need papers when i go to other countries, but others complain when they come here?

    Guess what, if you cant handle carrying some form of ID...GO HOME. Every country in South America makes you carry some form of ID card, but god forbid we do it here. Our laws protect non-Americans better than Americans...thats why they come here and stay illegally!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  274. common sense and logic is dead, long live anarchy!!!!!

    @ azsiouxboy

    Common sense – Do you live here? In Arizona?

    LOLZ!!!!!!!!!

    Apparently not anymore!!!! (bada boom!!!)

    April 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Alex

    So basically anyone who is against the new bill is for supporting those who commit crimes within our country. If you don't have ID or a proper (LEGAL) visa to be in the U.S......GET OUT! YOU'RE BREAKING THE LAW!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Brad

    Send me back to England i dont care America sucks anyways.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  277. ANTI-Racist

    It’s no secret that this countries immigrations laws need reform, but legalizing racial profiling will not fix this issues. The slippery slope this laws puts us on is dangerous. First we can pull people over just because they are brown, next we segregate our schools, library’s, restaurants. Next thing you know people that are brown are being herded onto buses and sent to “living facilities” for their own “safety”. Come on people we will never learn from our past fix the system don’t punish those caught in it. The majority of illegals are hardworking people contributing to this country’s gross domestic product by the work they are doing. Is it right they don’t pay taxes, no it certainly is not. Is it right that they have not gone through the citizenship process like many legal immigrants, no it certainly is not. With that said I dare the U.S to start deporting these people and we will watch the farming and construction industries crumble. People always complain “they are taking our jobs” get real are these the jobs you want. The future of America lies within the technology and service industries. We are not applying for cement mixing jobs or corn shucking jobs. The federal government needs to step in and figure out a way to allow the illegal’s that are here and working hard to continue working, but pay taxes. Also someone mentioned it the people that are hiring illegal’s have to be held accountable for their part in this situation.
    I find it funny that all the ignorant racist rednecks love to bash the immigrants about how the take advantage of the system like white people never do. Really you think they are any worse than the low lifes milking the unemployment system by not putting out any real effort to find a job. Or how those same racist jerks complain about the number of kids Latinos have. You love to just conveniently forget about all the christian white people having 10 plus kids because Jesus says no to condoms. The only difference between a Mexican couple in the U.S with 7 kids and a white family with 10 is the stupid christian stay at home moms love to watch the white family’s reality show on TLC.
    I am proud of what America is suppose to stand for equality and freedom to live and be happy, but sometimes people like those law makers in Arizona and you ignorant rednecks posting on this site make me ashamed to be born in what is supposed to be a great country.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  278. james

    Shakira who? You mean that singer with the nice bod. Oh, yeah, I really want to hear what she thinks. If she wants my attentions, she'd better be on her back.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  279. matt

    I am truly amazed at how ignorant and intolerant people can be.

    I was a legal immigrant in the US for 7 years, am caucasian and from Canada. I returned home after the focus of the INS (Immigration Naturalization Services) became ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

    The US has become increasing hostile to all immigrants. Every year I stood and waited in line the requirements became more burdenous until I decided that I was fed up like being treated like a criminal and took myself and the approximately $30,000.00 in taxation I contributed to various levels of government per year without any representation and hundreds of thousands of dollars my service indirectly contributed to the economy.

    People who live in the US illegally don't live large at the expense of the public. Most of them live in squalor unknown to most Americans In fact if many of the hate mongers that drive the debate knew how perilous the risks are that many of these people take they would probably be less angry with them and more angry with the people who are exploiting them for cheap labour.

    Most Canadians would not live in the US illegally as they would be unwilling to forego health care coverage and assurance of safe working conditions to hide in the shadows and be preyed upon by an industry geared toward supporting people who are looking to save a buck by hiring the cheapest labour available.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  280. shelly

    Map Of My Country:

    Let me make this perfectly clear!

    THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
    And, because I make
    This statement

    DOES NOT

    Mean I'm against immigration!!!

    YOU ARE WELCOME HERE,

    IN MY COUNTRY!

    Welcome!
    To come through legally:
    1. Get a sponsor!

    2. Get a place to lay your head!

    3. Get a job!

    4. Live By OUR Rules!

    5. Pay YOUR Taxes!

    And

    6. Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants

    have in the past!!!

    AND

    7. Please don't demand that we hand over our lifetime

    savings of Social Security Funds to you.

    If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone,

    Then
    YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

    When will AMERICANS STOP giving away
    THEIR RIGHTS???

    We've gone so far the other way...

    bent over backwards not to offend anyone.

    But it seems no one cares about the

    AMERICAN CITIZEN

    that's being offended!

    WAKE UP America !!!

    If You agree.... Pass this on.

    If You don't agree.. Delete It!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Elle

    Sure, it's kind of ridiculous to have to carry your papers everywhere if you're legal, but isn't more ridiculous that criminals come here illegally and putting innocent people in danger? Which is worse? That's not an empty argument. Check the facts. In 2008, illegal aliens were responsible for 21% of national crime. Other stats show that 12 Americans are killed DAILY by the same crowd in question.

    Sure it's inconvenient for innocent legal immigrants, and I truly feel bad for those trying to take refuge with no ill intent in our great country, but this bill is for *everyone's* protection.

    Come on, people, we live in a broken world. These things suck, but use some common sense. Would lawmakers enact something like this just for fun?? As if they don't have enough on their plates? I think the facts speak for themselves.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  282. equality7-2521

    Come on guys. They have to carry ID like all the driving Americans. I am an African-American in the deep south so I understand profiling. This understanding has not, however, prompted me to leave my DL at home to protest the unfairness of the State Trooper who wants to see my license when he can look on his computer and see that I have one.

    No big deal. Carry your immigration card like I carry my DL....Every time I leave home. Welcome to American! Now obey the law!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  283. K Gomez

    If you care what she can say hacerca of this topic, that make such a fuss about?. Before criticizing investigate what she has done for children in need, building schools with the best classroom and facilitys. Here this type of school is offered only for private schools. Moreover, in my country Colombia, you can protest, we have freedom of opinion, and no, we don't ended up in jail, and any one who wants to go to visit or stay in my country they are more than welcom. We will be treated you with respect and appreciation like as always. Please people Educate before you comment on any country, because to get an idea of one country could not be based on the little movies of Holliwood. Nor do you forget that the North Americans do not want to do the jobs that is been offer to this poor immigrants, because you do not want to derty your hands. And finally you, the North Americans are a arrogant, forgetting that all of you are immigrants too, like the rest of the Hispanic and that history tells us that in 1800 Arizona and New Mexico California belonged to Mexico. So all those who are against of legal or illegal immigrants are against their own immigrant roots. Thank you.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Old dude

    Don't like our laws? It's real simple just go back to where ever you came from. As far as these so called celebs goes who really gives a s- what these mental giants thinks, Si. I'm tired of you trashing our deserts and over burdening our shools and hospitals and the crimes you commit. Oh and on your way out take Pelosi and Reid and Obama with you.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  285. blue

    i like DKNY' s idea

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  286. the king

    its this easy....your an illiegal?? then you serve the states....army for four years...

    and all those that dont want too...line em up and take target practice

    April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  287. azsiouxboy

    Thank you Robert! Well said!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Tom

    I support the law, something that should have been done long ago and throught all of our points of entry.

    Don't forget, for those of you who continuously refer to the first americans as "native americans". They didn't just suddenly appear. I read that they are suspected to have come from Siberia, entered the Americas, and then proceeded to branch out into their various tribes. They each developed differently, thereby creating not just one tribe with their own customs, but many, because of different beliefs and different experiences.

    Racial profiling? The law doesn't say "Hispanic", "Medican" "Latino" or any such language. It basically states that ANYONE who has justified being stopped due to their actions, i.e. drunk driving, public nuisance, robbery, or other crime, to be stopped for that and THEN questioned regarding their legal status.

    If the same language was enacted in other states, i.e. New York, other ethnicities could complain in the same way. "It's creating fear in the Germans, Irish, French," etc.

    If a person is stopped, they're not going to jail or fined immediately, no questions asked. They will have the opportunity to prove their right to be in the U.S.

    As has been said before, we carry our drivers licenses and in most cases, numerous other types of identification. When we travel to other countries, we are required to follow the host country's laws and regulations, not those of the U.S.

    Let's not make this a human history blog, let's keep it to todays laws and regulations. They continue to change and evolve as the needs arise.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  289. SCARFACE

    I SAW HER ON AMERICAN IDOL LAST NIGHT AND SHE WAS HOT. NOW SHE IS A HOLLYWOOD HOT BIACH. READ THE LAW YOU BAFFOON. WHAT IDIOT DOESN'T CARRY AN ID. THAT IS RIGHT AN ILLEGAL.....................I GET IT THANKS SHIKIRA

    TONY MONTANA

    April 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  290. taxpayer

    Anyone going to school in the USA should know: She doesn't sing WELL in English.

    and the primary reason for posting: illegal means just that. Anyone here illegally needs to go back home.

    PS: One posted that Mexicans build our roads. Not up here in the north.

    Just us white and black folks

    April 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Al Bundy

    @ everyone YOU ALL SUCK!! YOU'RE ALL IMMIGRANTS, GET THE HELL OUTTA THE U.S.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Robert

    What part of the word illegal you all not understand...this is not about race but legality being in the United States. This new law is the exact on in the Federal books. If you are a legal resident alien, you are required by US Law to carry your green card with you everywhere when traveling away from your home, period! So to say this law in illegal, hate to say it but it is not cause the law is a duplicate federal law.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  293. DKNY

    Here's what you should do when you're in AZ: wear a big button that says, "I'm an illegal Mexican" and ask a cop to take you in. If he doesn't, he's profiling, which is illegal. If he does, it'll overwhelm the system and let the real criminals run rampant - which is why level-headed citizens and law enforcement professionals are against this kind of thing to begin with.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  294. David

    You know the difference between Palin and an illegal.

    An illegal works and most of the time knows what he or she is doing while Palin has more screws lose than George Bush ever did.

    Fact is that the States should FORCE welfare americans off their lazy butts and take the jobs illegals do.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  295. DanielG

    Oh No! Shakira has an opinion on this. Everyone! cancel all of your appointments .. we have to hear what SHAKIRA has to say.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  296. DaleW

    Who really cares what she or any other loser illegal thinks. Let all the illegals and the bleeding hearts leave Arizona and go to California. They will fit right in with the rest of the nuts and welfare recipients.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  297. azsiouxboy

    Common sense – Do you live here? In Arizona? There already is a working model that is being used by MCSO. I am sure that somewhere this will have problems, but since you are such the great debater, please tell me of a better solution? There is an existing pipeline to legal immigration. I suggest that people regardless of their ethnicity should take it.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Sara

    I love all of these people calling Shakira a bimbo and a dumb blonde when Shakira (who is by the way, Colombian by birth but ethnically Spanish, Italian and Lebanese) She speaks 5 languages, Spanish, English, Arabic, Portugese and French , she has been named one of the 50 most charitable celebrities in the world (#48 for your information), leads and created 2 foundations that have pledged over $250 million dollars to various charities and school openings around the world, she's a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and possesses an I.Q. of 140. For reference, all of you people making hateful, deragatory and borderline racist remarks about her probably average about 93. Don't beleive me? Look it up.
    And BTW, I'm a Regan Republican and this law is the most VILE infringmeent upon our 4th Amendment rights ever created. It will be struck down in the courts, take my word for it.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Jeff Zucker

    @Sulima – I have a green card and Federal Law requires me to carry it with me at all times just in case I get mistaken for a Mexican while I'm out mowing people's lawns......

    April 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  300. common sense and logic is dead, long live anarchy!!!!!

    @azsiouxboy

    but let's be realistic. the law is not racist. we as human beings...are.

    Good luck trying to debate this one, chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  301. keithmoore1

    Good for Shakira! She found a creative way to get some media attention. Any other celebrities want to meet the mayor of Phoenix? ;)

    April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  302. D

    I wonder if they will approach Europeans regarding papers? No because they are white. The United States is a racist country. Period. This reminds me of Nazi Germany.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  303. David

    I been fortune enough to have a decent education without having the need to fed up with the ignorance of people that think they own the world.

    True, is your country and you decide what bills you make into law, just don't forget that you also have a great constuttion that treats everyone as equal regarless of their skin color; and if immigration got out of hand, you are the only one to blame (think about it).

    I personally don´t live in the United States and not planning to do so. But I´m sure that I share similar values with those good Americans.

    Just to answer some questions of how we travel to the United States (Shakira and my self as an example) don´t need a green card. Since we travel and have permision to be in American Soil for six months or more depending on the reason of travel with our passports and required visas. Spending money that we work hard in our own country to spend once we visit your country.

    Don´t get me wrong I like your country a lot, but there are things such as this bill that stain the great values that your country has.

    Best wishes from Guatemala City,

    David RM

    April 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  304. blue

    too bad the people working in the back are immigrants and they're all going to get deported and oooopss Sam's Club is gone

    April 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  305. remember democracy? oh, what was that?

    Small steps, people, small steps.

    First, *they* need to carry papers.
    Then, *you* need to carry papers.
    Then, when everyone is carrying papers, it becomes easy enough to "not see" or "lose" someone's papers. Or confiscate them. Or claim they're not legitimate.
    Then it becomes trivial to get rid of whoever you like. Your enemies. Their friends. The people who oppose you. The people who gave you a hard time about your yard.

    Small steps lead to a fascist state. It's not about the illegals or their papers. It's about ultimate control over people's movements. We're already on that slippery slope - who's looking down?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Donn

    Brandon don't forget your id . If you were in France, Germany etc you would have to show it.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  307. JR

    The solution is so, so simple: Target the businesses that hire illegal aliens. That's it. No jobs for illegal aliens means fewer illegals coming here to get them. No racism, no "nazism". no "ethnic profiling". Simply looking for criminals using fake Social Security numbers is all. There is a huge database of SSN information and every business in the US is required to file an I-9 form on employees.

    Fines and/or jail time will send a message to American employers that the party is over, quit profiting off these people.

    Not only that, but the fines levied against businesses for breaking the law will help cover the cost of deporting the illegals.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Cornholio

    I AM CORNHOLIO, I NEED TP FOR MY BUNGHOLE.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Gregg

    As a New Yorker that had grandparents and great grandparents come to America legally , learned English and created a better life for them.This is the way and is still the proper way to come to America.
    There are many illegal immigrants who don't even like America -they come here for the money or society benefits and praise how great the country they came from is ! Why has American government agencies let this illegal immigrant situation get so out of control ? I praise AZ for doing something and only hope New York would follow !
    As an American who was Born in the USA it is just hard to believe how services and a friendly atmosphere in shops, banks ,taxi's etc. has deteriorated over the years. Believe me that in the good old days in America it was a friendlier and a more pleasent place to live !

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  310. liberalismkillsfreedom

    djmctico – I bet to differ. I just booked my flight for principle!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  311. CPAFlorida

    why is it that the media only cover the opinions of a few protestors, but they don't discuss the 70% of Arizona citizens that support the law or the 64% of Americans that support the law. Agenda perhaps?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Richard Nixon

    SonnyRey is a brazilian she-male.
    deport it

    April 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  313. djmctico

    Watch the state of Arizona plumeth financially.........huge losses predicted here.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  314. RF

    Good thing we don't pass a law, against identifying possible Executives who commit fraud on Wall Street. Then Caucasians across the US will really be upset. You get the point it is silly to single out one race and look at them with a skeptical eye legal or not.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  315. azsiouxboy

    This is not a racist bill. Had anyone read it it states:

    The attorney general or county
    29 attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race,
    30 color or national origin. A complaint that is submitted to a county attorney
    31 shall be submitted to the county attorney in the county in which the alleged
    32 unauthorized alien is or was employed by the employer.

    11 A. An employer shall not knowingly employ an unauthorized alien. If,
    12 in the case when an employer uses a contract, subcontract or other
    13 independent contractor agreement to obtain the labor of an alien in this
    14 state, the employer knowingly contracts with an unauthorized alien or with a
    15 person who employs or contracts with an unauthorized alien to perform the
    16 labor, the employer violates this subsection.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  316. mari

    @ Gerardo M – QUE CONFIANZA DE CAIMAN! (shameless!) You probably come from a family who has money, came here on a plane, and obviously have no empathy for the people who came here illegally (crossing the desert, risking their lives) just for a better life...YOU COULD HAVE BE BORN INTO THEIR LOT IN LIFE, show some empathy, coño!

    While I do believe in Immig. reform, I don't support AZ's stance, I think it is wrong & will engender a lot of problems.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Donn

    What is wrong with you people, it's not about race it's about being illegal!!! Go through the proper channels like we can't afford to take care of everybody!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Brandon Johnson

    It's not the part of not having your identification thats the problem... Its what happens if you don't have it or have it on you, it will be totally different for majority americans then the latinos. They can jail them for it and if i forget my id card, i get a slap on the wrist or a fine.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  319. stupid cupid

    in the words of south park: THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  320. jb228

    It’s simple really; – you can compare US Citizenship with Sam’s Club. You pay your $40.00 membership to SAM’s “example: US Taxes” and in return they provide you with reasonably priced goods, services, etc… (US public education, health services, DoD, roads, parks, etc..). Think about it, it’s the only reason you pay for the membership annually. At the same time it is understood that your membership is needed by SAM’s to continue providing you with the low cost bulk goods, services, etc.. So if SAM’s club began to have an issue with their security for membership checks when entering the building, and membership check (citizenship) protocol during checkout at the register started to falter in view of the Member (citizen) the first thing to cross the member’s (citizen) mind is “hey, I had to pay $40.00 every year to shop here!, I feel ripped off!” Now if SAM’s continued to allow non-members (Illegals) to shop and use their services, in order to maintain their business they would have to increase the membership fee (Taxes) in order to keep things going. It would eventually get to the point where the members (Citizens) stop renewing their memberships (citizenship) because the fee’s keep going up to the point where it is no longer a benefit to be a member (citizen). Now the last statement is not an option for citizens of the US – if you stopped paying your taxes because it kept going up to accommodate the folks that don’t pay anything – your property would be seized an sold by the state and federal government. For the non-members (Illegals) there is nothing to seize or sell….. They just get kicked out of the store only to return tomorrow. So it is only by logic that anyone supporting the non-member’s (Illegal) is either against SAM’s Club (US) or has a special sympathy for the non-member (Illegal). I don’t think a lot of the folks that are against the Arizona Immigration issue are against the US as a country so well go with special sympathy toward the Illegal immigrant. It’s America, I think if you want to cover the taxes to pay for the extra teachers, infrastructure, hospitals, DoD, State, Fed, etc… you should be able to. Just shoot the federal/state government a letter telling them that not only will you / your family be paying taxes this year to support the great thing we call America ,but you will also be paying for __X__ number of illegal immigrants to enjoy the same amenities of America. Now hang on a minute – I don’t see any of the folks that are against Arizona’s Immigration laws raising their hand to pick up the tab?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Jerome K

    The Federal Law states that "Every alien that resides within the United States shall be issued a certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card in such form and manner and at such time shall be prescribed under regulations.", it also states that "Every alien eighteen years of age or over, shall carry with him (or her) and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card issues to him (or her). Any alien who fails to comply with these provisions, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."

    So the real question here is, what's so wrong about the law? If foreigners don't like our laws, they shouldn't come here.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Schooner131

    The US needs to start implementing laws in this country. That's the problem here. Oh, and the fact that our own president is lying and purposely dividing this country.

    Can someone shut him off?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  323. SonnyRey, Lanham, Maryland

    We U.S. Persons do much more for Shakira with U.S. dollars and the good life than she does for us. Shakira, go home! We do not need you here.

    P.S. I am an age-70+ U.S. Person with 1/4 native Indian blood. Nobody took the lands from my surviving ancestors who were not willing to die for it. I am! Shakira, go home! And stay there.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Sammy

    With the exception of Naive American Indians, everyone is, or have parents or grandparent who were immigrants. Both blacks and whites.

    Whoever thought an immigrant, would give us such an inspiring and efficient president as PRESIDENT OBAMA.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  325. she needs to protest me

    vavoom, she is smoooking hot

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Billt

    Who really gives a rat's behind what she thinks. Read the bill lady, like lthe rest of the crybabies, she doesn't know what it says or how it works.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  327. David

    It amazes me how protestors purposefully ignore the word Illegal

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  328. blue

    imperfect people = imperfect laws

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Daniel

    Felicia..........you are the racist. Arizona is over 40% Hispanic. THEY voted for this becuase it is a slap in the face to every LEGAL immigrant to watch all their work be for nothing when illegals some here, make money and get tax payer sponsored health care and education. Its BS.

    Oh and the "Redneck" remark, is racist. As a white man from the south I find it to be very offensive, unless your idea of racism only applies to blacks, hispanics and asian sterotypes, in which case you would also be stupid and ignorant....have a nice day.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  330. AMERICAN CITIZEN

    I have read through a lot of these posts. Apart from the annoying ones where people would rather argue about who is racist, or can't use proper english, it seems people are generally confused.

    First of all, not everyone living in the US is an immegrant. If you were born in the US (yes this included AZ) then you are a citizen. only invividuals born elsewhere are immegrants. If you are an american citizen, then this law should not worry you, becasue you are in the US legally.

    Second, the term "illegal alien/immegrant" is the case and point. This law is being enacted/toughtned/finally enforced becasue there are people who sneak into this country ILLEGALLY!

    Third, Every country in the world has rules and regulations as to what you have to do to move, live, and work there. The US rules have been broken. Would you oppose a tougher rule on theft? That is what every ILLEGAL IMMEGRANT is doing to every other AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    Finally, the solution is plain and simple, obey the law.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Richard Nixon

    azsiouxboy
    no you did not you are a liar
    deport gay boy

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  332. scott

    Sure she should stand up for what she believes in. But so should we. Haven't you noticed we are becoming like other countries, our currency is looking like theirs, we're going to that new unified ID that acts like a passport, etc. We are being invaded by a group that doesn't care if they breaking laws or not, so why won't they break other laws as well?

    The cartels are crossing and killing, families cross and get revenge and go back taking their dead loved ones with them....it's out of control. What would be better...this law, or enforcing the border with machine guns and a fire at will order? To be honest, if you revoke this law, I will be all for the latter.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  333. AN IGNORANT IMMIGRANT

    oh yeah, I know who Shakira, and Linda Ronstadt are...

    They are legal

    SHAKIRA IS LEGAL HERE YOU AMERICAN IDIOTS!! SO STFU, SHE'S DONE MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER DO IN YOUR LIVES.

    But by all means, protest...and give us a show.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  334. fred Hogan

    I love this

    a singer from a country that kills people all over the world with drugs and kills their own people has the audacity to come and critisize one of our states.

    go sing, your vocal chords work but your brain doesn't!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Ms. Fabulous

    Anyone who would utter the phrase "if you're here legally you have nothing to worry about" must not have a smidgen of color to their skin. This is just what a crooked/racist cop in AZ needs to harass every brown skinned person they see. If you are not brown skinned or speak spanish then you have nothing to worry about... that would be the more accurate phrase.

    Secondly, if you gripe that illegals contribute nothing and just have their hands out, or are criminals than you are beyond close minded. I know personally more than a few business owning, tax paying, community involved illegals. Most only want what we were blessed enough to born into, freedom. Don't forget you didn't get here on accident. If you're not American Indian than somewhere up your family tree is an immigrant who was looking for the same thing!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Rita

    Just like the Dixie Chicks, this broad needs to shut up and sing.

    Don't want to hear your polticial views sister.

    SHOW YOUR PAPERS OR HIT THE ROAD. The game is over.

    Gotta LOVE ARIZONA!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Chachi

    There's no such thing as a "Native American", unless humans were around on Pangea and floated along for the ride as the continents drifted apart. Quit being sissies.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Eli

    Interesting....so we have foreign nationals protesting on behalf of criminals (there is a reason it's called ILLEGAL immigrant) because the people charged with upholding laws, as well as our safety & security MIGHT, sometime in the future, do something that is illegal. Honestly? Can't you people find something better to do?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  339. azsiouxboy

    AJ Griffin – I made that point earlier but nobody listened. Richard Krantz was murdered near the AZ/Mexican border but a suspected drug cartel scout.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  340. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

    I want the illegals out of the country...newsflash

    1. ARIZONA BORDERS MEXICO!!!! You know what? To all the honest Mexicans, I'm sorry about you guys enduring the drug wars, my prayers go out to you guys everyday....BUT FOR GOD'S SAKE DEFEND YOUR OWN COUNTRY., WE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY WITH VERY LITTLE TO NO HELP AT ALL!!

    2. PAY UP AND SUFFER LIKE THE REST OF US.

    3. WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS TOO!!!! HOW ABOUT WE GIVE THIS LAND BACK TO THE NATIVE AMERICANS??

    4. YOU SAY IT'S RACISM...BLAME YOURSELVES FOR YOUR PREDICAMENT AND FOR ENFORCING THE STEREOTYPES, AND SEND YOUR MS13 GANG BOYS AND MEN, BLAME THEM!!! SEND THEM UP THE RIVER.

    5. GO THE PUCK BACK HOME. STOP MOOCHING, YOU HAVE COST THE US AND ARE A SMALL PART OF WHY OUR ECONOMY SUCKS. NO MORE FREE THINGS FOR YOU. WORK LIKE THE REST OF US.

    ...damn illegals manipulating our gov't.

    On that note, DAMN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS!!! BOTH OF YOU SUCK!!!! ALL ON BOARD FOR THE GREEN PARTY!!!!! YAAY!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Chachi

    This reminds me of slave days where a slave couldn't be caught off the plantation without his or her correct paperwork or else!
    ___________

    You were alive in 1860? Wow you're old.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Isha

    You don't speak "good" in English either. The proper sentence would be "She doesn't sing WELL in English."

    April 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Richard Nixon

    good comment Irene
    deport Irene

    April 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Chachi

    Native Americans stole the land from the buffalo, coyotes and squirrels. We should all leave and let the creatures live in harmony.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  345. GetReal

    Protesting the fact that you have to be here legally? or the fact that for ONCE one state actually has the b-lls to ask for the visa or green card.
    Whats the issue here people????!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Jack

    To you retards, EVERY civilized country (including America) REQUIRES ALIENS (visa-holders, tourists, etc) to have their papers on them at all times. God, what a country full of brainless sheep.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Felicia

    This reminds me of slave days where a slave couldn't be caught off the plantation without his or her correct paperwork or else! This is wrong. These poor people came here for a better life. I'm quite sure that Latin Americans aren't the only people here illegally. Its a shame about that state, but I'm not surprised. They don't even have the King Holiday so you its a state full of rednecks.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Daniel

    Someone please explain to me why it is such a crime for a state to try to do what the Federal Government cant and wont do, protect its society, economy and people from illegal immigration. Why is it so criminal for the citizens of this country to NOT want mass illegal immigration when other countries have much more harsh laws regarding the matter, ehem MEXICO! The only real reason anyone would not want Arizone to protect itself is that they think southwestern United Stated belongs to the Mexicans and they themselves are either illegal or have family that are illegal.

    Since when did it become the responsibility of the United States to provide jobs for people world wide whos own damn countries wont do it because they are so politicaly corrupt??? You want to point the finger, point it at Mexico and the Mexican government who are impotent to stop the mass murders in their country by drug cartels and who steal money from the country like Sadam did from the Iraqi people. You show me a thrid world country and Ill show you a country with a criminal government.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  349. NealandBob

    She has no business even openning her mouth about this?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  350. MWA13

    Uh, Linda Ronstadt has something like 14 Grammies to her name. Shakira isn't the only Grammy winner in this story. Who wrote this story anyway? CNN needs to do its homework. Shoddy reporting.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Chachi

    Ricky Martin is holding a rally for gay illegals.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  352. A.J. Griffin

    It is too bad that these ladies couldn't find the time in their scheduled to attend the funeral for the Arizona rancher who was shot and killed by illegal Mexicans crossing into American, tresspassing on his land!! Where were they when this inncocent man was murdered? I don't seem to hear anyone meeting with the mayor concerning this mans death

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Richard Nixon

    get rid of the slavic people and the jews
    catholics also
    let's purge the nation
    only wasps allowed
    heil heil

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Irene

    wow! this is great!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  355. foil

    Shakira: Who are you? You act as if you're significant somehow.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Bert

    Perhaps, all individuals who are not Native Americans should prove they are here legally. Let's not forget that millions of Mexicans did not cross the border, the border crossed them. Many states once belonged to Mexico!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Kaylan

    My ancestors were German citizens who fled America during the Holocaust. They immigrated here legally and worked hard and made good names for themselves. Im sorry but if they could do it legally during such a trying time and against so much obstacles, I think that immigrants could do it as well. WE are the ONLY country who allows people to waltz right in and not enforce the rules. I have no problem with the country making it mandatory to carry identification to prove your a legal citizen.....Oh wait I already do. Whats the big deal? I understand the fear of racial profiling, but you do understand if your fellow country mates wouldnt've been sneaking in for so long, you wouldnt be facing this difficulty right now? IM sorry its just how it goes.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Saramago

    I will be moving to Arizona as soon as the law goes into effect – I can't wait until I live in a place where laws are enforced.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  359. stacey

    Good. There should be stricter immigration laws.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Richard Nixon

    deport bud graham
    post too long
    deport the catholics and the people from n dakota
    and the damn indians – dot heads

    April 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Scott

    Keep out of it. You're beautiful but nobody want to hear what you think about anything, unless you are going to treat us to a Strict Scrutiny analysis of the Arizona law. Perhaps not.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  362. RUserious

    EJG you're an idiot. The land belongs to those who take it by force. Not to those who over populate and drain public services.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  363. theresa from texas

    When did she become a US citizen and when did it become any of her business? Just saying...

    April 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Bud Graham

    Shakira,

    Please do not understand the dynamics of this issue too quickly.

    The North Americans living here have some valid points which I will not elaboratate on in this forum.

    The illegals from the south do not have a leg to stand on logically as they are illegal but....they are human beings as we are and human beings will survive regardless of any law or concocted legal structure that would tell them to lay down and die or something and I for one, respect that stance. Long live humanity.

    so, what do we do? maybe it is time to look at the leadership in Mexico whose apathy or greed or both have helped create the mess we are in. maybe it is time to take a look at the power structure in Mexico with an idea of reform. When so many of the people want to get out of a country so resourceful and beatiful as Mexico, someone has to say that the baby is ugly.

    Our politicians never reproarch the Mexican leadership. Why? They are all in it together. This current dynamic is just a way of them gaining control over the people. As long as the American and Meican people are in a struggle they will not be looking at their leaders who are causing the diversion.

    We coulld solve this immigration issue easilly if our leadership had an interest in helping the people. They are using us for their own ambitions as rulers of the universe or at least, the rulers of the new world order.

    Shakira, Lets do something about Mexico. Its called "Manifest Destiny."

    The US although imperfect is better than anything south of Tiajuana so why not just impose ourselves and our economic scenario south to the tip of Cape horn.

    The people of North America feel imposed upon and are frightened of our hungry unhappy neighbors/ invaders from the south, whould'nt you be?

    So why don't we do something creative and turn the beat around, lets unleash the conquistadors one more time in the interest of liberation of Mexico, Central and South America. Lets make this hemisphere global.

    Global for the people NOT the political treasonous leaders that we all enjoy, I mean tolerate. Maybe it is time to downgrade governmental controls. when people are ready for it, we will not need governments any longer. The immigration struggle in the US may be the cataylist that generates the energy to engage in a world conflagration whose eventual outcome is the liberation of all mankind.

    When the Spanish came to the new world they found an elaborate method of taxation employed by the Indian rulers on their people. Forever it seems that there have been people in charge of others.

    That was 500 years ago, enough is enough!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Richard H

    MARI – if the indians had better border control and immigration policies, maybe you'd still be European.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  366. cornelius

    this just in.......'Arizona deports Shakira'.......lmao

    April 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  367. New Yorker

    Well this is my country. I was born and raised here. My family is originally from Colombia and came over legally. I do believe there is a problem, but having people stopped for looking Mexican is stupid and probably illegal. If there weren't any jobs here, they wouldn't come. The government should crack down on the companies hiring them. Also Shakira has the right to come here and protest. U2 does it all the time everywhere and our celebrities go over to other countries and bring the spotlight to unjust and unfair laws, so why shouldn't she.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Kali

    Personally I support the law 100% and I wish all states would follow in AZ's foot steps and do the same.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Richard H

    shakira is opposed? well, clearly anyone who can shake their hips and sing horribly for a living is totally qualified to shape US law.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Spanish American

    Shakira is hot, but from the looks of this protest, definitely not the smartest apple of the bunch. Support Arizona!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  371. mari

    What hypocrisy in the U.S. – WE took this land from its native inhabitants – remember the Trail of Tears? We INVADED. Let's show a little compassion to those who have worked hard and served our needs/wants. For those that have committed crimes while here, deportation – no 2nd chance. I don't approve of the AZ law – I believe it will foster profiling based on physical attributes. I think the countries of origin (Mexico, Central America,etc) bear the biggest shame for not having a safety net system that takes care of their people.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  372. EJG

    I am a 56 year old Afircan-American. True America, or whatever the real name of this country is, belongs to the Native Americans (Indians) and Lations, Hispanics and Mexicans (yes OLD Mexico)!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  373. John

    Check her papers/visa, if she is not legal, SEND HER BACK

    April 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  374. goldjam

    I am dying for the day when GOD has had enough of this country called America and their selfish selfcentered ways and just destroy it, leaving it's people to suffer and to view everything from a different prospective. This wish may never come through but it's still good to wish for it as i just hate selfish, selfcentered people.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Billy Bob

    1. AZ citizens have the right to do what the feds wont and protect themselves from criminal immigrants who do not respect our laws

    2. Native Americans = those BORN here, not just Amerindians. All you leftists that dont grasp that need to stop snorting Draino and try to think once in a while.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Mike

    GO HABS GO!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Dean

    I won't buy any of their cd's. That'll show them.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  378. upstate-ny

    This goes under the catagory of "who cares".

    I really can't see what the big deal is?

    1. If you're legal you have nothing to worry about.
    2. If you want to become a legal USA citizen...follow proper
    procedures.

    I don't have a problem when someone asks me for my ID. Maybe everyone should carry a "BORN IN THE USA" or "NATURALIZED CITIZEN CARD. Then all the cry babies can cry all the way home and stop the anchor baby ruling. Either take your baby back to your country or give it up for adoption in the USA. Simple.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  379. DAS

    ALL OF THIS POSTURING AND IGNORANCE OF THE LAW DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACT THAT EVERYONE MUST PRESENT IDENTIFICATION, WHEN STOPPED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  380. RF

    You're all a bunch of idiots!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Mary

    Okay first of all Shakira is Columbian, correct? In either case she is not American, so she does not vote or have a say in our laws. The first step she needs to take is apply for citizenship and that would give her some credibility. I suppose it would be easier for us to let everyone into our country…what has that done for America? What is wrong with getting into this country or any other country legally? American’s are not opposed to that, but when they come here illegally and cost American taxpayers money then that’s a different issue.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Maya

    this country was built from good and respectful immigration laws. Let's not loose that. Please give some respect to human kind.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  383. JJA

    Yeah, Shakira and Linda Ronstadt, two washed up has-beens protesting something they know nothing about – typical liberal kneejerk, mindless BS in America today.

    Let me try to break it down for you. Illegal immigrants are here ILLEGALLY – that means, they are breaking the law, that means they should NOT be here. Illegal immigrants ARE a major problem in the Southwestern states. Pedro and Juan are not two fuzzy, cute lil' buddies who just want to hang out. I have two college friends who relocated to this region – the stories that they will tell you about home invasions (by illegals), car theft (by illegals) petty theft (by illegals), general nuisance crimes (by illegals) would curl your hair. Don't even get me started on all of the Federal freebies that they somehow qualify for – education, healthcare, welfare, job training, etc. Ummmm, would you like to guess who is paying for that? I don't know about anyone else, but I am taxed out the a$$ and tired of paying for things like this. We can't even provide full employment for our own people and we're turning a blind eye to what are basically parasites feeding on our social newtwork systems?

    Pretending that this is some major racist plot and that all of Arizona is now one big KKK festival, is childish and stupid – grow up, please. They are trying to correct a problem in their state that Obama, the congress and the left wing all seem to feel they should endure indefinitely.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  384. dave

    The UK has the same Problem. The polish people are moving in and taking all the jobs but for less money. Unfortunately they made it legal.

    The people that are in any country illegally, should be shipped out.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Mike

    If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
    ... Thoreau

    April 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  386. EZerRider

    Don't care what she protests, or how well she sings or writes, as long as she keeps on shakin' that phat booty

    April 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Chris

    Hey "proud latino", welcome to the club. You have just become what you oppose, a bigot and a racist. What a loser, you give latinos a bad name and I hope you get deported.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Altumdreams

    It nice that she can dance & sing though I wish she could intelligently think about issues. If she could do that she certainly wouldn't have this opinion.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  389. DAS

    I used to like Shakira. But now that I see she is a FOREIGNER HERE and is supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, instead of respecting that this is a "Nation of Laws," and that she is being manipulated by ignorant people who do not understand the law; I WILL NEVER PURCHASE SHAKIRA'S MUSIC!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  390. azsiouxboy

    In case any of you are interested in what the actual tipping point was. It was this event. Link:http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/04/02/20100402arizona-rancher-likely-killed-by-drug-cartel-scout02-ON.html The timing of the event couldn't have swayed this legislation more.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Richard Nixon

    proud latino is living large
    he is pimping 3 women
    and got 2 pairs of tony lamas

    April 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Mark

    I support AZ. Love the new law hopefully all other states follow their lead!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  393. RUserious

    "proud latino" YOU AREN'T LATIN, YOU DON'T SPEAK LATIN NOR WERE YOU DECENDED FROM LATIN'S. YOU ARE HISPANIC- educate yourself. I KNOW I KNOW, ALL HISPANICS ARE DECENDED FROM THE SPANIARDS RIGHT??? NOT; LOOK AT PORTRAITS OF CORTEZ et al. BLONDES, GREEN EYED-

    April 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  394. MATT, DENVER, CO

    SHE MAY NOT SING GOOD IN ENGLISH, BUT SHE'S GOOD IN SPANISH. IT'S AMAZING HOW THINGS SOUND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THEM IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. IT'D BE MORE AMAZING TO SEE ARIZONA PUT THIS EFFORT THEY USED FOR THIS LAW INTO FORCING SCHOOLS THERE TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN/STUDENTS TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE, EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD AND SO ON. MIGHT MAKE THINGS LOOK DIFFERENTLY.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Eric L

    This is a quick breakdown of your rights in Mexico if you immigrate to that country:

    (1) You immigrate to our country you have to speak the native language;

    (2) You must be a professional or an investor...no unskilled workers allowed;

    (3) No special bilingual programs in the schools;

    (4) No special ballots for elections;

    (5) No government business will be conducted in your language;

    (6) Foreigners cannot vote or hold political office;

    (7) You cannot be a burden on society....no welfare, no food stamps or other government handouts;

    (8) You can come if you invest here...an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage;

    (9) If you want to buy land, it will be restricted....no waterfront properties and you have to relinquish individual rights to the property;

    (10) You're not allowed to protest, no demonstrations, no waving of foreign flags, no political organizing, and no badmouthing of our President or his policies.

    (11) If you come here illegally, you're going to jail. Local police do enforce Mexico's immigration laws. (12) You must carry your "papers" with you at all times.

    Go protest that, Shakira!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Richard Nixon

    Nikki should be deported
    comment too long
    get rid of the germans also
    and chinese

    April 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  397. John

    To all the braniacs who are canceling trips to Arizona because they do not want to be stopped by the authorities because they have dark skin. NEWS flash this law is not yet in effect.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  398. mary

    DLH57
    Every single American carrying ID to prove citizenship is fine with most Americans..
    You tell us what can be done..Even if we lock up the borders..How do we find illegals that are already here?
    We have immigration laws for a good reason. What makes it Ok to snub their noses at our laws and decide we can just go to h.... and they come anyway?
    Doesn't that bother all these people that are defending this at all?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Hilton Solis

    When the economy is great in this country, no one complains about immigrants regardless what their status are...when the economy is down as it has been for the past 10 years...most USA born want to kick out all immigrants regardless their status. Please remember that if there were not immigrants, USA would not be the number one country in the world. USA could not be as good as it is if it would not have all the support from the countries that the USA interact with.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  400. yeeeez

    A country founded by religious nuts and convicted felons, stole land and killed Native Americans to do it, bought and sold people and worked them to death, took land from its neighbors and gained its independence with an insurgency because they didn't like the laws . . . a little lost here on the moral authority . . .

    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  401. paula

    Sounds like Nazi Germany-all Jews (or with ANY Jewish blood) were required to wear the Star of David.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  402. madea

    they all need to be fixed no more kids because we have to pay for them

    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  403. proud latino

    WOW, all these comments posted just confirm what every American of Latino descent think , you're just a bunch of ignorant , uneducated, trailer ttrash that dont know their head from their ass, all you APPALACHIAN toothless hicks are hilarious . man, keep your endeavers to kick us out , we'll see who comes up ahead

    April 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  404. jessie

    send them all back, i say!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Richard Nixon

    also we should look at fnally getting rid of the last of the
    indians. and also all slavic peoples, and jews

    April 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  406. S

    Read the article on how Mexico handles this

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/uc/20100428/cm_uc_crmmax/op_1913861

    We should only at the least do it the way they do.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  407. boutime

    previous comment stated that we should let the immigrants cross the border, but just do a background check, because we don't want the criminals. That's a great idea!!! Wait, we already have that law in place. Immigrants just don't want to go that route and be checked first. There is no law that says we don't want people from other countries coming to America. It just says that we get to say who does. How can we determine who the "ggod guys" are when no on e wants to do it the right way.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  408. ro

    Law ABIDING
    nothing you wrote made any sense....

    April 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  409. azsiouxboy

    Sorry Nikki mybad...I agree it is about Illegal is not a race.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Truth!

    Anyone who things this is a latinos only issue is dead wrong.This about all who believe, we once were immigrants.This is about all colors and creed,this is about true America.

    Let us go to polls we will see who wins the battle.It is a shame Dems dont have bones to lead on this issue and find solution for this problem using a common sense approach, rather, they let states to come out with mean and drastic solutions like this.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  411. DLH57

    Also, I would like to know how determine if one is an illegal, legal, or a natural born citizen.
    If there is a way to determine this without harassing everyone I would like to know.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  412. azsiouxboy

    Nikki if you had taken time to read the bill it has nothing to do with "Mexicans". Please take the time to review it.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  413. ghkm

    what does america care what a COLOMBIAN born singer who RESIDES in the bahamas thinks??...be an american citizen then voice your opinion....until then keep singing songs and enjoying your paychecks in american dollars...but stay out of OUR politics

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  414. blahblahblah

    Luis,

    You mentioned that Shakira can write in English, Arab and Spanish. I think you were also criticising Isha about her grammer or spelling.....etc. Just to let you know the correct sentence would be, "she can write in Egnlish, Arabiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic and Spanish" .

    She can write in Arab is a wrooooooooooooooooooooooong sentence.

    cia.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Griff

    Until we start going after the companies/polticians who employee illegals the problem will continue.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  416. azsiouxboy

    Dear Matrix, I was referring to your MLK comment which is a recognized day in AZ. Please also take the time to read the bill. There is a link further up the forum or if you like I will post it again. Thank you.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Nikki

    The immigration law has brought up so much controversy because of the way it seems to be aimed at Mexicans. People, remember that the law is in stance for illegal immigrants.
    Still, this bill seems to be falling along the lines of racism.
    On one side, you have the illegal immigrants and their families that have grown to be part of the community. They have worked and struggled to make here in the US; most of the time doing jobs that others do not want to fill.
    So far anyone of Latin heritage to want to protest against the bill is understandable. Who would want to visit a place that seems to not take kindly to people who are not from this country? With the way people are encourgaing the bill with rude behavior, it is very offensive.
    People who are intolerant are revealing themselves and taking it upon themselves to shout out what they belive –people on this blog are even posting intolerant opinions.
    If bills like this one continue to pass, how long will it take for another race to be targeted? How long until history repeats itself with segregation?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  418. LiMVi

    My great grandparents came here as legal immigrants. My great grandfather came by himself first and established himself and then brought his family over. There was no welfare programs paying his or the family's way. This is the difference. Today's immigrants are proving to be a bunch of free loaders who are too lazy to even apply for a green card.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  419. DLH57

    Let's get real these illegals are not stealing our jobs they are in fact doing jobs that most Americans refuse to do. I have yet to hear of many illegals performing skilled jobs. Most jobs they perform are has pickers, cleaners, and meat packing. I also see many in the fast food industry; even my 15 yr old thinks he is too good for that job.
    I don't know if they are legal or illegal but I know that a lot of Hispanics perform these jobs.

    Also, I agree that those who are here illegally need to go back but not at the expense of violating the rights of legal citizens.
    Also, just because they are not on the streets does not make one an illegal citizen. I think that many don't want to deal with harassment.

    If they are going to enforce this law fairly then everyone should have to show proof that they are in this country legally.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  420. wr

    What makes her qualified to have an opinion about anything other than how to shake one's ass?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Doug

    Ok, now this begs the question, why does this matter? I think it's a case of the media pandering to celbrities.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Matrix

    Azsiouxboy please explain how I'm wrong. Do you think the majority of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians will vote Republican? Really?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Law ABIDING

    If we let illegal Mexican immigrants live in the USA.. is that mean we let all the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from other Countries to live in the USA. Think about that.. This law is not about RACES. it's about kick all the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OUT OF THE USA..

    April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Kerri

    Richard Nixon,

    Deport Fernando?
    Lousy joke.
    Fernando has the most rational opinion on this blog.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Richard Nixon

    deport Saramago
    the name sounds alien

    April 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  426. pugas

    Let her flap her gums and shake her A- – in her own country. Maybe she could do a lap dance for mayor Phil Gordon while she is in Phoenix. He will at least get a cheap thrill to offset his so called displeasure re ASB 1070.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  427. mary

    Entertainers~! Blah...
    Bandwagon = publlcity+ $$$$
    Just let the tide roll back on this one and have it become unpopular.. They will scatter like roaches when the lights come on.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  428. David

    So Matrix, you support slave labor?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  429. fishel

    Don't know her. Don't want to know her. Go home and entertain the Colombian drug cartels. I am sure they can afford to pay for the next bleach job on your hair.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Richard Nixon

    the facts are that there are no facts
    deport the people from spain
    they started it all
    let's get rid of the lutherns also

    April 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  431. me

    all of u u idiots in favor of this law are idiots!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Anonymous

    Of course Shakira is going to protest this new law. Her main audience is mexicans and latinos. On a side note, her singing is horrible and my daughter began crying the first time she heard her singing.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  433. shakira

    latino america unida, enough said. hear my words biggots, we are here to stay, you cannot stop the will of a continent that speaks the same language, you fools.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  434. RUserious

    Why do HISPANICS insist on calling themselves latinos? Only those decended from the Romans or those the Romans conquered are really Latin. This includes the Spaniards. But Hispanics are more related to the indigenous tribes of Central and South America.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  435. boston one

    Show your papers if they dont like it leave...Every state should have this law. If your not a US Citizen how can you have rights at all.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  436. Saramago

    Just so that we are dealing with facts – immigrants are and will always be welcomed in America. Those who have violated our laws and entered our country illegally should be rounded up and deported immediately. Why is this so hard? I live and work in Germany (in the military), and it is not unusual to get stopped by the 'polizei" and have to show your papers – standard procedure. If you are an immigrant or you are a citizen and you are in the country legally, why sweat it. You only have to worry if you are here illegally. I know why Shakira and others like her don't like the law – they are afraid they will not be able to get cheap domestic help. This is a good law, and I can't wait to see it implemented all over the country. Let's get rid of all of these illegals – I am an immigrant, and I am not worried. I carry my "green card" with me at all times (it's the same size as my driver's license. Would you drive your car without your license? Well, immigrants understand that the "green card" is their license. get the facts people before you spew your special interest talking points.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  437. Klauss Schnister

    Jem0276:

    Remember that oath you took to defend our country against all enemies foregin and domestic??? Live up to it!!!!!!

    This is not the oath anybody takes while being sworn in as a citizen you dumb redneck.

    Pretty funny though. It kinda illustrates just how retarded your argument is.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Sean

    The next thing you know they will be asking for drivers licenses when you get pulled over.. Damn fascists.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  439. Matrix

    I'd like to know what American would work in the fields for a few dollars and hour? Hell who would do it for $20 an hour?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Richard Nixon

    let's get rid of the people in minnesota also
    they talk funny

    April 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  441. azsiouxboy

    Matrix you are so uninformed that it is almost comical. Sorry, I don;t mean to sound rude but please check your facts.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  442. David

    WOW and Linda Ronstadt !!!! all the big names are coming out in support... wait, who the hell is Linda Ronstadt ?!?!?!?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  443. BJ

    keb4266,
    I don't know why you are so upset with us immigrants but I want you to stop for a moment and think............It is because your grandparents came to the United States as ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS......you are now here as a citizen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  444. ro

    dienstien
    the reason you and probably several of your friends and family arent able to get jobs or hold on to them is not because we are taking them, but probably because yall are bad at them. What you need to do is go back to school to help better your chances of saving any common sense or ounce of moderate intelligence you have left...

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  445. john smith

    Only Jehovah's kingdom can save humanity and restore peace on earth. He will do so in due time. AMEN !

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  446. likeme1234

    This law has all of the signs of just been enacted to affect just spanish people or as other has put it brown skin folks, how will arizona identify all of the britts that are here illegaly or the jews or italians, greeks and even chinese people, the only illegal immigrants in this country are no just spanish.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  447. Steve

    Frank, you obliviously don't understand the full ramifications of what is really at stake here. It's not just Mexican who are going to be deported, its going to be everyone who came from south of the border. So, it doesn't matter what Latin ethnicity one might come from or even if your a celebrity like Shakira that happens to be Columbian. This horrendous law is enabling a police state and its happening right in front of our eyes. The most popular phrase that is in Arizona now also was used by the German Nazis as "Papers, Please."

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Richard Nixon

    I would not read any of this on a bet
    deport the jews and catholicsand the icelanders
    deport feernando's whole family

    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  449. LiMVi

    Mark C. Potts
    Mexicans already do wear a Mexican Flag by refusing to assimilate into our culture. That's why they are disliked.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Phil

    Ed,
    You are on to something....

    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  451. 15th Generation Immigrant

    My last post of the day.......if you can let Goldman & Sachs ruin the value of your investments, and let the banks & mortgage lenders kick the value of your property into the negative digits, and let the oil companies create a giant oil slick on the ocean - and still feel that the thing that REALLY threatens you is illegal immigrants from Mexico, you are smokin' some kind of wild weed.

    And to the person who brought up Haitians, our treatment of them has been tragic, and has gone unnoticed by most of the country. I would support any law that would provide better treatment of Haitians who want to live and work in the U.S. And yes, I do live in Florida, and have Haitian neighbors who are good neighbors and welcomed by me.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Dan G

    That's all I need is another Columbian telling me why they should be able to illegaly reside in America. They can complain all they want. I'm boycoting San Franciso, again.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Matrix

    Oh and Arizona is a racist state. Same state that doesn't support Martin Luther King holiday.

    Republicans just don't get it. Democrats have Black, Asian, Hispanic and a lot of white people for votes.

    Republicans have so called conservative Christians votes.

    Until Republican party becomes inclusive they will continue to fail

    April 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Magguie

    It seems as though Jan Brewer would not agree with the following statement. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  455. azsiouxboy

    DLH – There is currently a working model for this The MCSO upon seeing a traffic violation or crime, may, can, and will inquire of the offenders legal status. There is another crime sweep happening soon and you will see it in action. They don't just randomly stop people. There must be a violation of law.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  456. fishel

    Don't know her. Don't care to know her. Go home and entertain the Colombian drug cartels.I am sure they can afford to pay you.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Richard Nixon

    deport jack
    comment too long

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  458. DaisyinAZ

    DaisyinAZ Jan Brewer knows this law will not stand. She was given her position when Janet Napolitano left to become head of Homeland Security. Governor Brewer faces her first election this November and is in for a fight to keep her job. She knows this bill will be struck down but the people will love her for trying anyway. Arizona has to many Chicanas here to make this law enforceable. Face it folks this is just a political tool to get people riled up before the election. Remember Gay Marriage? Didn't Republicans have us convinced it going to ruin our country? But now you don't hear anything about it. Not even a blip on the radar. This is a ploy by republicans to distract us from the real issues. Immigration is a problem but this is not the way to solve it. Marijuana was made illegal during the great depression to help "rid our country" of illegals standing in bread lines because many of these immigrants like to toke one in line. Did that stop illegal immigration? Did it stop marijuana use? This will not stop immigration. By the way Republicans where is your speech about small government now? Oh and another tidbit...Jan Brewer is also suing the White House because she claims Obama isn't a citizen. The suit came out this month. She is spending taxpayer $$ to sue while cutting $800 mill from schools and hospitals. this woman is a nutjob!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Content2B

    Shakira when you pay taxes in AZ then you can have a say in what goes on there. Until then... show us yer green card!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Mary Prince

    I was born in the United States so therefore I am an American. Not Native American but American. My parents did not cross a border for me to be born here. I think what AZ is doing is the right thing. If you are here legally then what are you worried about. Isn't it about time we do something about the illegals in this country besides support them.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  461. dienstien

    shak. ur hot dont get me wrong but all u tools are taking our jobs and stufff like that. get ur own jobs in ur own country. thank you... sincerly Haaaeup lij

    April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Klauss Schnister

    It's really not about the illegal immigrants as far as white America is concerned. It's all about these damn brown people everywhere and their hard to understand languages and culture.

    Can't we all just eat meatloaf and butterscotch pudding and talk inglish?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  463. Ed

    Why don't we just jail everyone who hires an illegal alien, problem solved! It is against the law to hire illegals so all those soccer moms and high power executives breaking the law of the land by hiring nannies to raise their kids and hiring cheap labor to clean their homes, mow their lawns, wash their cars, park their cars, bus our tables... etc. should be put in prison, lets enforce that law! Hey, they won't cross the border if there aren't any jobs for them.
    oh, and while I'm at it, how about those illegal Canadians, will the police be requesting i.d from them?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Red Lobster

    Red Lobster standing by

    April 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Fernando

    Richard Nixon did you even read all of my post? Do you actually understand my full views on this matter?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Mark C. Potts

    The problem here is the removal of personal freedoms. This is a cold-war tactic, even Nazi style. To what level do you stop people because they don't look right. What is the next step. We're so worried about people being different, when is the "inquisition"?
    Will I automatically get stopped when I visit a foreign Country, because I don't look right. Will those of Mexican descent be forced to wear a Mexican Flag like the Jews had to wear the Star of David in Germany. Be very careful here.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  467. jem0276

    Ohh and lets not start in with the "White conquering of America" I do believe it was the Spanish who invented the term "Conquistador"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The atrocities commited by Spanish "explorers" in central and south america are just as bad as anything the "white man" ever did in north america.Countries have been conquered and repopulated ALL OVER the planet, so that arguement is out the window.

    And I dont know who wrote it but EUROPE is not a country you slack jawwed ill educated morons. Stop leaning on the tired arguements of the past and realize that this IS NOT ABOUT racial injustice it is simply a needed law. Stop crying foul when there IS NONE. I have to carry my license on me AT ALL times to prove I am who I say I am. What is the difference??!!! I get pulled over at 3am if I am swerving on the road and havent been drinking. I dont care if you are here legally and your family isnt...they go home you stay. Look at the poor freakin rancher who was blown away by the violent offenders creeping over the border. need i say more??? we need to protect our streets and OUR country...legal immigrants, naturalized and born. Remember that oath you took to defend our country against all enemies foregin and domestic??? Live up to it!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Jack

    If you don't speak to how the problem occurred you can't address the solution. Under Clinton the US enjoyed its best economy in perhaps 30 even 40 years and yet immigration from Mexico was mimimal. Why? In 2000 estimates of illegal aliens was 8.5 million. In 2005 the federal government housing study estimated 35 million illegal aliens. What happened? Did the Huns invade central Mexico?

    1. People that live in Mexico and work in the US in most cases do not pay taxes in Mexico.
    2. They do spend their money in Mexico but if the sell's tax is not high enough to pay for law enforcement, roads, and all the other aspects of infrastructure then things fall apart.
    3. Foreign companies like Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba built plants in Mexico where CRT televisions and other electronic parts were assembled in Mexico and shipped to the US.
    4. The best location was close to the border where to could take advantage of low Mexican wages and be close to the shipping point – since the CRT's were heavy.
    5. They was a lot of theft problems but it was still lucrative for the companies and stabilized the region.
    6. In 2000 the technology started to shift from CRT's to LCD and by 2004 most companies had shut down their Mexican factories and relocated to China with lower wages and crime or the US for Plasma assembly (which required better technology equipment).
    7. Northern Mexico collapsed.
    8. The drug gang cartels move in.
    9. The common citizens said to themselves: "We don't want to be target practice – lets move to the US." (You'd do the same in their shoes)
    10. Now we have between 40 to 43 million illegal aliens.
    11. Illegal aliens require a huge investment – and with the US economy down its easier to deport than tax the citizens to pay for training them and education of their citizen.
    12. Most illegals are poor and the foundation of any society according to Aristotle is the middle class.
    13. The solution is to re-stabilize the region which would attract at least two thirds (or more) of immigrants back to Mexico.
    14. The law will drive many illegals out of Arizona just like the same kind of law did in Oklahoma but few of them will return to Mexico because they have nothing to return to.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  469. DLH57

    really , Nate how would you enforce this law with out racial profiling?
    I would really like to hear your thoughts. Also, I am a moderate. I don't agree with the left or right. I am open minded unlike those on the right or the left.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Dee

    Seriously, what is the big issue with them carry their immigration cards around with them if they are legal? the news is stating that a lot of them are not on the streets – that tells me they are in this countyr illegally! If they are not and have been here inthe US to have children etc, well then shame on them for NOT getting their citizenship and doing it the legal way. they have probably had more than ample time. Send them back. When we as Americans go to another county, legally, we cannot stay for an extended period so why should be accept all the illegals who take the jobs from hard working American peopel that are struggling. Hats off the the Sherriff!!! This should have been done a long time ago and Obama needs to follow suit.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  471. fuzzywuzzy68

    If you have been laid off or among the 8 million unemployed chech around some ilegal probaly has your job.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Matrix

    What would you do if your child was hungry and your country didn't have jobs? Would you watch your child starve to death or go where you know you can get help?

    Make it easy and cheap for people to become citizens just make sure we do a background check first. We want the good people not the criminals.

    Isn't requiring someone to carry papers a communist thing? Which Tea-baggers and republicans are against??

    Republicans just keep kicking themselves. Just turned off the little hispanic votes they had.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  473. peggy

    Sing good, sing well :( :) :( :)

    Sooooooooo?

    We all know what it really meant, using common sense eh??

    April 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  474. Nikki

    Stop the arguing and the bickering of who is right and wrong, who is better than the other.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  475. trish

    She needs to go away and she was boring on American Idol.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Phil

    shoegal82,
    Thanks for being diligent with your grammar/spelling policing. You've made this comments section a safer place.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  477. ro

    this law is awful . . . Latinos build our roads, highways and take the jobs that nobody else is willing to do... and now this? we are the backbone of this great nation.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Ken

    Protest your lousy gov't that's causing them to leave in the first place. You've got a lot of ills to fix there first.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  479. to Isha

    It's sing 'well' Isha. Nice grammar.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  480. Richard Nixon

    Deport Fernando
    Funny sounding name

    April 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  481. SbBurris

    Does she hlep protestera in Mexico complain about all the crap their Narco gangs and crapy Gov't are doing to their people? Before you go somewhere to protest make sure you come from a place that you can use as an example of how to do it right. Fame does not equal being right or knowledgeable about the issues

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Magguie

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere...Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds"- written by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Letter from Birmingham Jail... now that we look back, we see how obviously unfairly AA were treated.. do we have to... wait and let time pass and let this law become rooted in history so we can THEN look back and notice how unjust this new law is??

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  483. American Citizen

    Why should the opinion of a foreign celebrity matter? I think Americans should decide for ourselves. If you would like to have a say in the way things are done in America you should become a citizen...LEGALLY!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  484. LiMVi

    Shakira, go home and fix your own country. You have plenty to be embarrassed about and we know you're not a real blond.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  485. 1NevadaBob

    First thing they should ask Shakira is to see her green card. I don't believe she is a US citizen. If not, this is none of her business.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Steve

    Shakira only sees $ here people. While I love her, this is nothing more than an opportunity to keep her name in the press, get some free publicity, etc.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  487. noah

    all of ya are fkn nazis.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Michael in Monterey

    Once again CNN doesn't fully explain the facts. Nice job.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  489. upstate ny

    yes native Americans were here first, but many of us white folks and black folks have families that have been here for a 150 years or more, making us Americans.

    If one is here illegally send them back. period. Deny them any freebies. Crap I know of a lot of struggling low income Americans that make too much for any help yet get deeper in debt. These folks heritage goes back 150 years, they paid their dues. And they speak English, regardless of being German, Polish, French, Italian, etc. Their ancestors assimilated in their new country.

    Illegals seem to come here and have no problems getting medical care, food stamps and other freebies.

    if you wish to move here learn English. There is no need to see Spanish on signs in Lowes, Wal-mart etc ( And down right pathetic when Quebec is less than 25 miles away). No need to have Spanish on boxes of food, or any other merchandise.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Adolph Oswald

    The problem is backwards uneducated white people. Probably the single worst thing about America is the fact that most white people are dumber than a sack of hammers.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Nate

    There's nothing racist about enforcing the law. It's getting ridiculous how the left will throw the racist label on anything and anyone they don't like. I guess they find it easier than actually debating the issues.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Truth

    @ anyone saying that everyone in this country except for Native Americans are immigrants- Technically, they immigrated over the land bridge from Asia about 10,000 years ago. There really are no "true" natives.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  493. shoegal82

    I guess after reviewing some comments in this thread, Americans should start being required to knowing proper English – as opposed to any other dialect displayed here – examples being Columbian, Mexicas, and "she doesn't sing good in English."

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Native

    Hum, so a majority of Native American Indians tribes are located in Arizona, many are brown skinned, dark hair, similiar characteristics to people of hispanic ancestry, will they be questioned too?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Red Leader

    Red Leader standing by

    April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Rick

    The media is focused on the hype and not the actual facts of the law.
    If any of them bothered to actually read it, they would realize most of the claims from the Open Borders. La Raza and all the other race bating groups are completely false.

    The only racists I see are the ones claiming the law is racist.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Eric L

    If she wants to protest something relating to immigration, then protest the immigration policies Mexico has. Those illegals coming up from Central America and from the indigenous groups in that region, Mexico kicks them out as soon as they can, and rather roughly at times. But no, let's protest Arizona, which is trying to SOMETHING to curb illegal immigration.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  498. CTRL FREAK

    Shakira is going to protest! Is that a free concert / publicity? Or is there going to be a charge? Can we get someone to organize this & maybe get Christina Aguilera & Beyonce too?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Phil

    sehrish,
    Native Americans were immigrants too. Sorry to burst your bubble. They've just been in the Americas longer than any other group of people.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Chaz

    Shakira is an idiot!
    She needs to go back to her gated community in Hollywood where, surprise!, you need to show ID to get into. What a bimbo!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  501. comment1

    It's sad how everyone is so oblivious to the fact this the law in question is *not* an immigration law of any kind. It in no way changes the process to enter the US as a legal immigrant. The AZ law simply improves enforcement of existing laws.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Jon

    Don't do anything illegal and you won't be harrassed or carded...... That's a fact! If the Federal Government would build a wall and put troops there with the idea of shoot to kill if they try to cross......would we have this problem? HMMM

    April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  503. azsiouxboy

    Please read the bill before you say the word racist. Please be informed when you state your case. and if you do not live here in Arizona. Please reign in your opinion. Link:http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

    April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Fernando

    Just a couple of comments since there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding on some of the facts used here. Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) was born in Genova, Italy. He was Italian not spanish!; The country that we are all talking about is Colombia not Columbia. Columbia can be used for District of or for the river name here in USA but the country in South America is Colombia. Shakira is not a citizen of the United States but she works here and has legality as an entertainer to come and work in the USA. She also contributes dramatically to charities all over the world incudling many in the USA. To wish that she goes broke because of her views would mean many, many charities would go belly up and it would extraordinarily affect children everywhere. Does she has jurisdiction to make an opinion about Arizona's new law...yes we all do its our right, regardless of where we come from or not we can still say what we want to say. Should she be taken seriously, not. Why? well, she has nothing to do with Arizona and probably does not understand the law that well and she has a conflict of interest in her opinions. However, she is a great singer, very succesful, a very beautiful acomplished entertainer that simply is going with her gut feeling but in reality no one seriously involved in this law sould consider her opinions noteworthy. Arizona and its people should deal with this problem, period. Do i think is the right law for the right time? yes. At the lack of participation from the federal government states are being forced to make their own decisions. We need this. Oh yes and i am a legal inmigrant (actually a citizen since 1993); i pay taxes and have been legally in the USA for the past 27 years.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Tonya

    While I personally lend no credence to what Shakira (WhoKira?) or Linda Ronstadt (has been) thinks about this measure as a resident of Arizona I am really torn. I am from a bi-racial family and the cops in Arizona are VERY profiling and I disagree wholeheartedly on that. But, an I ask everyone what else do you propose? The state is overburden with illegals who cost the taxpayers billions in healthcare costs, endanger the lives of citizens drivings as they try and outrun the police, and take jobs from citizens. Any other ideas from the experts in the peanut gallery?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  506. DavidT44

    Did anyone read azsiouxboy's comment. It was right on the money. This is an attempt to get the federal government to take action. I support the bill, simply because of the federal government's failure to address this issue.

    All you history buffs, please review your world history. Christopher Columbus discovered the West Indies. He never stepped foot on North American soil.

    I believe that we need to address this problem. Illegal immigrants have broken a Federal law. Why not use taxpayer dollars and create and super federal detention center that houses illegal immigrants only and use them as labor in this country. Federal chain gangs. This would create jobs for American citizens.

    Somebody needs to tell Al Sharpton that Canadians don't want to come to America.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  507. rgvg

    If this makes law stands Im movin to AZ. Finally a Gov. with a set of balls, Well maybe a detachable set anyways. The Obama cult wont do anything about the problem vause they want the votes from the illegals when they get amnesty. So the states have to act -You whinners wouldnt be so quick to b..cth if 1 of your family was kidnapped living in s. az like so many have been by these criminals from south of the border

    April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Richard Nixon

    Deport Shakira

    April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  509. BIANCA

    Since when did this become a grammar or spelling check list. Please people

    April 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  510. sehrish

    Ok..this is ridiculous, many people who live in america, were at some point immigrants! Including my parents who now have green cards..and the only ones who belong in america, are native americans....everyone else here was here illegally and forcefully when the world decided to take over this new found land..

    April 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Bob Barker

    I think we should take over Mexico kick out the Mexicans, and send them to the middle east to screw up that region even more.

    We rebuild Mexico, creat jobs...America Wins!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Donny

    I support Latinos on this issue.

    But why is it just a Latino issue? Why is it not a universal issue. There are people from all over the world who are legal (not illegal) in this country and want a permanent status.

    What is going to happen to them. Will Latinos alone be given the consideration and someone from perhaps India, China or Philipines who are legally here get no consideration on immigration reform??

    Just a thought ....

    April 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  513. bert romero,, ca

    Let's review history, shall we?
    Not long ago (170yrs) some indigent/adventurous/greedy US citizens stsarted to fill in the Mexican State of Tejas and soon delared themselves a republic, with the approval of US, who (Polk, et al,) wanted a free passage to the Pacific. So after a phony war against an indefensible (corrupt) government the US doubled its territory. Was it Right? Adios Arizona/NM, California, Texas, parts of Utah and Colorado, may the stronges country win and adquire. This indignation about illegals seems a bit hypocritical/phoney

    April 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  514. Kerri

    JEAN:

    OF course people realize Hispanics are human beings... my question is... DOES Mexico realize it?!! They wouldn't be leaving if their government cared about them at all in the first place !!!!! Since you are so big on hating "the blue eyed demon" as you call it. Did you know that the populations that are still practicing the old native traditions in Mexico are subject to discrimination by other Mexicans?!!
    As for your tirade about people with descendants from Europe... Spanish is a EUROPEAN LANGUAGE AND by the way I have predominately white skin, but my Grandmother was half Chickasaw and had darker skin. In fact MILLIONS of WHITE AND BLACK people in America have ancestors who were natives also, so for you to say that because their skin is lighter/ or darker, they all should go back to Europe and Africa and only people with one shade of skin should stay is in itself the same RACIST argument you say you are against!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  515. James Phifer

    Where were these so called concerned enlightened people when Florida was sending back all the haitians that were trying to illegally immigrate to the U.S. , and where is the outrage when they towed the leaky boats back out to sea and some of them sunk killing some of the people on the boats , and where were they when a number of southern states refused to let in the Haitians for treatment after the earthquake. These people are the same hypocritical bigots that are trying to brand this law in arizona as rascist.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  516. John

    This article is blatantly misleading.

    "requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally"

    it leaves out "while committing a crime".

    No wonder Shakira doesn't know what the law says. CNN intentionally LIED TO YOU AND HER about what the law is. Of course, so did Obama during his last "town hall meeting".

    Why would you trust a news organization intentionally lying to you? Why would you buy anything being advertised by it? Do you WANT to be lied to?

    I guess...

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Tara

    regardless of skin color, this is a real problem. SO for the ones spouting how poor the law is, please give me a workable solution. Making them residents is not an option.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  518. nelson

    just face the truth. the people that wrote that bill only want non-white people in arizona. white people are evil by nature.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  519. lee

    WHO CARES WHAT SHAKARI HAS TO SAY .......TELL HER TO GO BACK TO YOUR ON COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Phil

    lidi,
    Prior to becoming a citizen, my wife carried her Greencard on her at all times, just as she was told to do by the U.S. Government when they issued it to her. She was responsible, didn't hang out at shady places, and guess what, never lost it. It's not a hard thing to do.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  521. lidi

    and by the way please somebody explain why are citizens complaining you are not going to be the one who will be questioned by police if your name looks different for no apperant reason-we are.
    Shakira I thank you for what you are doing.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  522. Archie

    LOL @ Biff. What a retard

    April 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  523. azsiouxboy

    Good article Dan!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  524. John

    I'm gay and I think she's smokin' hot. LOL

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Rita

    Show your papers and shut your mouth.

    NEXT!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Duh

    Actually Shakira isn't a 'bimbo'. She has an IQ of 140 (genius).

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  527. I is skeered

    Neil it is not speaking on here!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  528. rgvg

    Bud Graham can we say STALKER–you have some serious issues there bud A world Godess? fullfilling her desitiny wow Get a life –or maybe a girlfriend

    April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  529. Bob Barker

    Neil aka "blogger grammer police" Isha has already been reprimanded for her misusage of the word "good" by several other grammer police without real jobs. Bring somethng new to the table

    April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Diogenes

    Americans.
    Boycott the singer and record company she works for.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Rita

    WHO CARES WHAT SHE THINKS!!!???? She can go stuff.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  532. dan

    blame the white folks again ah? well, guess what I'm hispanic, amigo. As I said , read the law. you are a moron like the rest. Educated people research a subject instead of following the hysteria by the imbecils that keep dragging the masses of ignorant people and illegals behind. know before you post or talk about a subject. Or, just be quiet. You are wrong about how it works. Here's a link:http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-dont-by-the-hype-about-arizonas-law/19458030. then pass it along so you and the rest of the ignorant folks can find out the truth.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Anna

    Some people seem unable to comprehend why legal immigrants and even citizens who are not white are complaining about this law. It is because of racial profiling. Why should people who are here legally be harassed and treated like a second class citizen because they "may be illegal" due to an accent/skin color?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  534. Content2B

    Shakira I love your music.. but show your green card when you are in Arizonia. You don't vote, you don't pay taxes here and you have no say in any state law.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  535. tuti

    what is Race to you? if you are being pulled over just because of your color that seems plenty racist to me. Ok and people why are you guys taliking about shakira and politics. She is here to have her voice heard she is not running to be Presedant of the United States or anything like that you people just have nothing nice to say. Oh and just because she is against this law doesnt mean she is not good at what she does. To you racist anti- feminin "jerks" that girl didnt achieve what she has just by rolling and singing.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  536. axel000

    Fine, if the GOP wants to start stopping Americans in the street because they have dark skin and demanding passports, then they better stop all the white folks too and make sure they aren't illegal canadians or europeans. There are a few million illegals from Canada and eastern europe here too.

    Want to enforce a police state and demand papers and permanent ID (kind of like the gestapo did with German Jews in the 1930s) then go ahead, just apply it to everyone regardless of skin color.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Lorri

    They can come protest all they want because they are here LEGALLY! But............ I really don't care if they agree with this law! Arizona needs this and so do its people, the LEGAL one's anyway. After they come here and protest they will both go back to their million dollar mansions while we are here with the same problem!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Neil

    Isha – you mean she doesn't sing WELL in English. Don't knock her when you can't speak it yourself.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  539. anonymous

    You are right. The law is not racist. It has no opinion, no eyes, no heartbeat. Yet, someone will enforce this law. A person with an opinion, eyes, a heartbeat, and a badge. I am not saying police officers are, but we are all human. I have a lot of respect for our law enforcement, and they will be influenced by their opinion and interpretation of the law as well.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  540. steve

    Enough! We catch the illegals, put them in prison for breaching national security. If someone broke into the White House, what would we do? We do the same to Illegal Immigrants. Thus our unemployment rates would decrease, our economy goes up.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Ricardo101

    Landshark, I’m a US citizen I love this country and the freedom to do anything I want within the law.
    My only problem is that I visit Phoenix all the time and I really would hate it if I’m stopped on the street just because I look Mexican. I’m not going to be carrying my passport to go to Arizona because I’m still in the US; I only use it when I go To Europe or other countries. My driver’s license is the only id I have with me at all times and it doesn’t say anything about my legal status in this country.
    Do you think is fair that the police inconvenience me just to prove my status because I look Mexican?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  542. I is skeered

    I value human rights! I value the right of a human to not cross the border illegally. I value the human who is not criminally in this country. Those criminals are the ones who the fuss is over. Send them all back to the countries they are from. I have not one issue with someone being here legally but I do have every problem with them being here illegally.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Julie

    I am not an immigrant, I was born in the US so that makes me native to America, my grandmother and great great great grandmother were born here, so again, I am a native american.

    And to those who say we don't have to show our papers because we are white, I say B.S. I have to show my birth cert to get a passport, to enroll my children in school, to enroll them in hockey etc etc.

    So please stop playing the race card, because it makes you a racist.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  544. Dru

    Everyone who says "just throw 'em jail"....who do you think pays for the prisoners clothes, food and everything under the sun??

    The TAXPAYERS in this country!!!

    So just throwing them in jail is not answer....

    April 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  545. rgvg

    Jean mexicans are related to native americans????? let me guess a student of history -not Native americans came from asia over the land bridge between russia and alaska mexicans are of spanish decent. granted there was cross breeding in some cases but get it right before you go of on a half page rant.. By the way, have you read the bill? I dought it like soooo many others who are bi..hin' about it. If you read it the so called papers that one will have to carry is already law in 43 states. Its called a friggin' ID or drivers licence. WAKE UP PEOPLE THIS WHOLE THING IS ABOUT OBAMA AND THE LIBS WANTING THEIR VOTES FOR LETTING THEM IN.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Randy Knox

    Hey bbb, you may want to heed your own advice: "I wish everyone would be more educated on the history of America."

    You say, "...Plus, Christopher Columbus is not his real name....its Christopher Colon...and he's SPANISH!!!"
    - His name is actually Christoffa Corombo, and he's ITALIAN...yeah, that stings, huh?

    "Ok how about we all go back to our countries that our grandparents are from since this land wasn't OURS to begin with."
    - My grandparents are from America...so, I guess I'm back in their home country already.

    And, for those of you who say, "everybody in this country, except for the Native Americans, is an immigrant:"
    - Check the definition of the word immigrant – "a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence." I was born in the United States, and I didn't personally steal any land from any Native Americans, so I'm certainly not an immigrant, and I'm not sure what your point is. My great-great-great-great-grandparents were immigrants, but they came here legally, and at a time when there was no such thing as medicare, welfare, social security, property tax, emergency rooms, etc (i.e. if they had an emergency, they paid the doctor directly for his services, they didn't pay into medicare so Juan Doe could go get fixed up for free). So, to compare the current "illegal immigrant" situation to the influx of "legal immigration" to this country that occurred 75+ years ago, has absolutely no merit whatsoever.

    The preamble doesn't guarantee happiness; it guarantees the pursuit of happiness only. This country is great, because you are afforded many opportunities - the opportunity to succeed, but also the opportunity to fail. The choice is up to you. And, if you choose to fail, I shouldn't be saddled with your medical bill simply because I choose to succeed.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Think about it

    To all who have commented that we're a land of immigrants, so we should all leave – Your argument doesn't fly because our ancestors came here LEGALLY. They followed the rules, learned ENGLISH, and in many cases came here ahead of their family to get settled and secure so they could provide for their family once they, too, were able to get here LEGALLY. They wanted to be AMERICAN, not German-American, Irish-American, Italian-American or any other hyphenated American. Just AMERICAN. I would venture to say that most Americans are in favor of LEGAL immigration. What we do have a problem with is those who come here ILLEGALLY and suck off the system, only to send most of their money back 'home' so that other family members can join them here (also ILLEGALLY). It's not rocket science. We have enough of a drug and crime problem and drain on our social services from lazy Americans looking for a handout. We can't and don't need to take on the criminals and drug dealers and people looking for handouts from other countries – no matter which country it is. If you're here legally, don't sweat it. If you're not, it's no one's fault but your own if you are caught and sent home. If you have a family here (and cry foul because you would then be separated), then I guess you should have thought about that BEFORE you either brought them here or had babies here. You have only yourself to blame. Don't expect the legal citizens of America to pay the price for your mistake. We're tired of it.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Amy

    Seriously? She's Colombian, what a joke. I lived in Colobmia for 10 years, my children were born there and have dual citizenship. I know the Colombian culture inside and out, and this is just for publicity. Being born, raised and University educated in Arizona, and then moving to Colombia directly thereafter, I can ASSURE you the Colombians are embarassed when you refer to them as "Mexican" – what a gaffe on her part – laughable

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  549. DLH57

    No crap this is about illegal immigration!!! The problem is there is no way of determing wheather or not someone is in this country without possibly legal ciizens for proff that they are here legally, even though those who are natural citiznes.

    This should apply to everyone since there are people in this country from various ethinics groups here illegally but I beleive the focus is only on those of hispanaic decent.

    I would like to know how this law can be enforce with out harrassment by the police?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Smile

    All those who claim to not know who Shakira is ask your boyfriends, sons, or any other male relatives/friends. They will know!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  551. AmericanBornMexican

    Basically, what this law is saying is, "If you ain't white...you ain't right"!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  552. keb4266

    I am sick and tired of all the pandering to the illegal aliens. If you support them, why don't you adopt one, two or more and provide for ALL of their needs–education, medical, food, housing, etc., instead of making others pay for it. Why should we pay for people who aren't even here legally? We turn American citizens away yet pay for illegals??? This does not make any sense. When my grandparents came from Europe they learned English. There were no ESL classes or forms printed in their native language. They became Americans, not something hyphen Americans. I'm glad that Governor Brewer has made this stand. Now the other 49 governors should do the same. The US MUST enforce it's immigration laws.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Bud Graham

    Shakira is a world treasure and I think she is a Goddest on earth fulfiling her obligation to make the world a better place, therefore I am glad she has come to Arizona to try to help.

    I only hope that she will not be taken in by the emotionalism or pick a side because of lineage but that she would take the long view as mankinds struggle, is not a this year or next month kind of thing.

    Eventually the world will evolve I hope into something noble that all humanity can be proud of but right now, we have economies to deal with and jurisdictions that may be respected.

    We need for the illegal aliens to go home to their countries and do what is best for their homeland. Come back if they like but come back in the manner that all immigrants, from all countries must, Respect our immigrations law s, and stop attempting to jump the line which is unfair to other immigrants who are doing things the right way, the lawful way.

    A better way to discourage illegals from the south would be to penalize employers who hire these people as slaves and pay them nothing and ruin our economy at the same time. The Americans, lots of them liberals, hire these people to take advantage of them. These same greedy Americans are the same ones that want to keep them here. You see Shakira, it is all upside down. The world of illusion.

    Yes, regulate the movement back south by penalizing the employers. The people would return home on their own as work would dry up. There is no need to round these people up with machine guns and cattle cars for the purpose of deportation. Our politicians seem to think it is an option between bringing them out of the shadows and legalizing them or engaging in a blood bath.

    I think we should have some real thought put into the problem and our politicians are not able to as they usually are not deep thinkers and whose only interest in humanity is how they can vampire energy, maybe, someone whose heart is in the right place, someone such as Shakira, would be effective. So I say, Shakira, more power to you. Please help us if you can.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  554. HBopion

    Read the law, what you wrote is a lie, just like Obama told Ohio, another lie –"requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally. "

    April 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  555. jim

    Marcus68
    Since you devolved into a name calling contest, allow me you F-ing intolerant, stick-up-your-butt moron.
    You think this law is good because you won't be one of those people questioned as to whether they are here legally because you probably bear a strong resemblance to that uber-american Dick Cheney, you certainly have his vitriol down pat.
    The current ACLU is only after the publicity and I have no use for them. But the idea of someone protecting our civil liberties must seem extreme to a flag waving hypocrite like you.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  556. Robert

    The fact that the mayor is even entertaining this lady is hilarious. She's a nobody. The law is fine. If people who are here illegally leave, then they have no worries. It is a crime people to be in this country illegally, still can't figure out why people don't understand this. When your house is burglarized or you're robbed by your illegal "friend" then you'll start bitc##n

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  557. lidi

    mon-e this for u
    i am an immigrant and by carrying ur green card in your person at all times is not safe
    to reissue this green card we are required to pay a fee and wait 9 to 6 mnts for another one at times we have to submit additional info. iT is alot of unnessacery $ and time, so mr or mrs mon-e unless u are a immigrant and this efrects you personally you should keep you nasty opinion to your self
    its not as easy as replasing you driver licence as most american can do in 1 day for less then 20 bucks.
    This effects a lot of ppl from a lot of different countries not just mexico

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  558. 15th Generation Immigrant

    Please stop and do the fact-checking: only a few pennies per decade of your tax dollars are being used to provide goods and services for illegals. Most of your tax dollars go to war, and not to the troops, either. The rest of your tax dollars pay politicians to create stupid laws.

    I would much rather see my tax dollars pay for health care for an illegal immigrant family's baby, than to pay for machines of war that will kill people overseas, and get our own troops killed.

    Let's get our priorities straight. Food, yes. Education, yes. Healthcare, yes. War, NO!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Bob Barker

    Maybe another hispanic one hit wonder will speak up...Ricky Martin where are you?!

    I think people who put their insignificant comment in insignificant threads under anonymous names are wasting their time!

    Get a Job or get back to work!

    I'll do the latter.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Valeriy

    Oh yea, now Shakira is the latest authority on the illegal immigration issues with no doubts the deepest thoughts on the subject. Before, I thought of her as a good singer and entertainment. Now she became just another bimbo for me.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  561. John

    People – get back to work!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  562. Wondering

    Hmmm, I wonder if the native americans asked christopher columbus where his papers were? It always amazes me how some can take from other, claim it as their own then deny others access to it, I guess that's just the American way...makes me proud.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  563. M76

    Shakira and Linda Rondstadt are awesome for showing support to the Latino community in Arizona. Being attractive and having a difference of opinion does not make them "bimbos". The new AZ law is racist and unfair, it should be overturned.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  564. azsiouxboy

    Anybody who says the Bill is racist again I am just gonna scream Please read the bill online it clearly states – The attorney general or county
    29 attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race,
    30 color or national origin. A complaint that is submitted to a county attorney
    31 shall be submitted to the county attorney in the county in which the alleged
    32 unauthorized alien is or was employed by the employer.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  565. mike

    racial profiling is not happening it's one race and that's the mexicans . and you know what i don't blame Arizona. crime is up and jobs are hard to get do you really want non -americans getting american jobs no. go Arizona.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  566. theone

    You know if this law does have success it will cause other states to follow and not only with this law but with other similar type of laws down the road that seem justified at the time. Be careful where this goes America

    He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark of his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16-17

    April 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Shaun

    We know your "hips don't lie" and all that garbage.... but why does she think she has any say in this matter? Stick to singing and rolling around on the stage. That's what you do best... not politics.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  568. fr8train

    There is such a huge failure of understanding on this issue, and it is so frustrating to hear the same comments over and over. So many people think that this law is as simple as showing your papers; if you are legal you are fine, if not then you are in trouble. What about those of us that are brown and legal and get stopped for just being brown. THAT IS A VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS. Then again, this was happening already without this bill. Let’s face the facts. Whites are perfectly fine with this bill because it upholds their first class status in this country, while keeping the minorities down. Besides they can have a good chuckle and be on their marry way while out and about without a care in the world. Other legal immigrants think this is a good idea because they paid their dues to get into the country. They fail to realize however, that this slippery slope of a bill is designed to make sure folks of color will never be equal in this country and have second class rights. Mind you, I am totally against illegal immigration and if you want to go after poor immigrant workers then fine the guys that hire them (already in the bill) or find a much less bigoted method and leave the legalized bigotry for some other country that is stuck in the sixties. Brown folks ARE “Real Americans” too. This country belongs to every tax paying citizen not just the white majority. Is this what the minorities in the military have been serving us for? Just so they can return to a country where they can be singled out and questioned based on the color of their skin or if they have an accent? The push back from white America has been profound ever since Obama took office. Minorities and true freedom fighters (I know you are out there) need to open their eyes to what is going on in this country before out of control white egos further repress the rest of us.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  569. dan

    I just lost my last drop of admiration for this woman. She does not know the law or how it applies, so why is she making a fool of herself–I don't know. Oh, did I mentioned most idiots that are crying about this law are just as dumb as shakira? well, I just did! Please find out how it wworks before calling your anti-american friends, such as the aclu or the naacp or lulac or whatever....

    April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  570. jan

    Linda Ronstadt was raised in a Mexican- American family??
    apparently they were legal since it says American, what part of illegal does she not understand? She should stick to her songwriting and stay out of things she doesn't appear to comprehend.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Jim

    MY wife is an immigrant and stood in line like everybody else to get her visa, then her green card and finally her citizenship. If you are here legally you have nothing to worry about!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  572. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    Oh, thank Goat! I, for one, don't make a move without first checking how Shakira feels about it!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  573. pvian

    i think its so funny how people talk so much about other people trying to help with an issue that has been going on for so long but the goverment still cant fix it on their own. ALL AMERICANS excluding native americans, are IMMIGRANTS! a big chunk of what is now USA was mexican land, AND then you had the english come down and invade it. I wonder why its so easy to just talk about immigrants today, and forget all those years of american history they taught most of you during school years. I think it would benefit all of these ignoratn people if they actually went back and review some of it. And Shakira is trying to help!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Julio

    It's really amazing how much hate, ignorance and hypocrisy can be expresed by this people. Inmigrants probably work harder then most of the people in this forum. Do not follow the hate road just remember you maybe one day will be crossing the border illegally to Mexico because you never know.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  575. American

    Funny how the media has named this a "new immigration law"... when it's anything but. It's a law that allows law enforcement to do their job, enforce the laws of this country. If anything... it's a "illegal immigration law"... an who cares what this talentless, biased, twit thinks. If she doesn't like the laws of this country, she can join her friends in Mexico. Only in the USA do we reward people who enter our country illegally... with medical benefits, housing expenses, and food stamps, while they wave the Mexican flag and demand more of "their rights"... The Immigration issue in this country is really a non-issue now, anyway you look at it. The movement that has started... to try and do something about this illegal wave of humanity from the south... is 45 years too late.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  576. tuti

    Really, people are so ignorant!!! it makes me a bit concerned on how imature and careless some people are. The thing is this law is going to hurt everyone i can't wait to see the outcome and all the people that are rude and insensitive will take back what they said. Oh and by the way if you do not know who Shakira is Where have you been for the last years? You must really be ignorant.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  577. rgvg

    ok soooo why would anyone give a rat's behind what a columbian has to say any way. She needs to go help fix the HUGE problems down there. This is about face time in the press prob. has a new cd coming out. but if she needs face time I would be willing to donate time. –I know so sue me she is fairly hot

    April 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  578. djak

    A change needed to be made, yes. But this was not it. I'm all for making sure the immigrants to this country, come here through legal channels. But this particular law will violate the rights of entirely too many legal US citizens. What if a US citizen forgets their wallet when they leave the house and they get questioned by police based on their looks? I don't know about anyone else, but I know I've accidentally left my wallet at home, and once had it stolen. Living in fear of being jailed or detained because you lost your wallet is just wrong.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  579. ACSummers

    Go Shakira!
    Use your degree and popularity to cause change. Need more big names to protest this bad decision...Boycott AZ! The state officials do not get it until it hits them financially $$$. Stay strong to the AZ citizens until your officials come to their senses recycle & buy only in the community.

    I wonder if the Native American Indians had the ability to pass immigration laws and enforce the laws before the colonization of this country would this law be directed at the people on the boats??? When did the statue of Liberty say no vacancy due to your ethinicity. But then again the statue of Liberty does face to the EAST....

    April 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Fred

    HA! The news just gets better and better!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  581. lidi

    mon-e this for u
    i am an immigrant and by carrying ur green card in your person at all times is not safe
    to reissue this green card we are required to pay a fee and wait

    April 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  582. Scott

    I will never again listen to another one of her songs, please boycott her music. Every time she enters this country she needs to show a passport, right! What the hell, think about it lady!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Deedz

    I have to say that in Canada there is a problem as well with illegals. They come to Canada and most get false papers that they file with the government to receive all kinds of benefits.
    My mother has worked for 48 years in Montreal and barely gets from the governments what the illegals/refugees receive.
    What is the point of paying our taxes if they go to the illegals/refugees.
    I am not saying that we should have a law like AZ, but we still need to wake up, because in Montreal we have plenty of illegals who come from ALL over the map, not just latin america.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  584. Earthtomike2001

    Let's get the liberals to play Adopt an Illegal Alien. For a fee, they can free an illegal from the bondage of this bill. Simply pay the costs of schooling their kids, repairing their share of the roads, and pay when they go to court or jail, then buy then health insurance so I am not paying for them in my inflated premiums, and they can stay! Easy, put you money where you maggot mouths are and stop expecting me to freely give up my cash! This is a blatent assault on my freedom and my country.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  585. Doug

    HELLO?
    IDIOTS?!?

    HELLOOOOOO?!?!?!?

    This is about ILLEGAL immigration
    NOT legal immigration.

    If you are TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THE DIFFERENCE,
    you can line up to get deported, as well.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  586. jean

    You people fail to remember that the so call immigrants are the natives of North and South America. The white man over threw the indigenous people. Some of them we see today on the reservation. They are the Native Americans. Their cousins the Hispanic were chased out of this country (to South America) by the blue-eyed devil (WHITE MAN) who by the way never mentions the fact that America does not belong to the White Man. They are the freaking immigrants. This is one of the main reasons America is hated around the globe. Other countries know America's history. Immigrants need to take a page out of Palin’s play book and re-load. The people largely responsible for their stupid laws are Republicans. Only this time, some democrats are talking crazy. Don’t you all realize that Hispanics are human beings? Those of you who don’t like go back to Europe. After all, that is your country. Either you are from African decent or you are a supreme being (White), and we know that White is always right. Just take a look McConnell, Boehner, George W. and many others. Thank God for those of us who do not feel empower because of the color of our skin.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  587. Bill

    I read these posts and I think what Morons!!! Everyone here says they are tired of paying into a system that illegal immigrants want a part of. THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM!!!!!! It is an issue I agree but the PROBLEM is AMERICANS THAT ARE TO LAZY TO TAKE THE JOBS THE ILLEGALS ARE TAKING!! They would rather lay around and let EVERYONE ON THIS BOARD SUPPORT THEM!!! THEN THAY HAVE THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN THAT THEY DON'T GET ENOUGH MONEY!!! GET A JOB!!!!!!! Get up off your lazy a** and take the jobs the illegals are taking!!! Everyone is so caught up in this dumba** bill that they cannot see the big picture or they are just to STUPID!! Or they may be one of the AMERICANS living off the system and complaing they cannot fine work. CANNOT FIND WORK tell that to an illegal immigrant they FIND WORK because they ARE NOT LAZY!!! THEY WORK!!! SO YOUR BEEF IS NOT WITH THE ILLEGALS YOUR BEEF IS WITH THE LAZY A** AMERICANS WHO WON'T GO TO WORK BECAUSE WE HAVE MADE IT TO EASY FOR THEM NOT TOO!!! SO HERE IS MY NEW LAW--EVERY AMERICAN UNDER THE AGE OF 60 HAS TO SHOW PROOF THAT YOUR NOT PHYSICALLY ABLE TO TAKE ANY WORK. THE PHYSICAL WILL BE GIVEN BY A DOCTOR OF THE GOVERNMENTS CHOICE. YOU WILL ALSO BE SUBJECTED TO DRUG TEST EVERY 30 DAYS. IF AND ONLY IF YOU FAIL THE PHYSICAL AND YOU PASS THE DRUG TEST WILL YOU BE CONSIDERED FOR GOVERNMENT AID. IF YOU PASS THE PHYSICAL OR FAIL THE DRUG TEST....GET A F'N JOB. THERE ARE JOBS OUT THERE ASK AN ILLEGAL.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  588. latina

    the most beautiful people and places are out of this counrty if you hate immagrants so much then why is there so many of you living in central america we dont waste our time on sensless things like this

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  589. David

    I'm speechless at some of the comments people have made. Ignorance is bliss.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Lily

    Why don´t we just use armbands with yellow stars on them?
    ... a lot of us could get away with not "looking Mexican".

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  591. Sandy

    While I have conflicting thoughts about all of this and the new law, I do have one very clear thought. Shakira is not a U.S. citizen, as far as I know. Nor is she Mexican. Her heart may be in the right place, but she does not belong here protesting about anything. She has no status to do so. Linda Rondstat, being Mexican-American, certainly would have a vested interest in this, but not Shakira. I think she will harm the cause she thinks she is supporting. Not a good idea, all the way around.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  592. arizonapatriot

    this entainer is not an american citizen she has no right relivance on the issue, she is being used for media atraction. the protestors are using posters of our govenor depicted as a nazi officer. this makes them guilty of a hate crime.civil rights groups should be protesting against mr. pena and his group of illegal immigrantsfor this action. since 9/11 our government has failed to secure our southern border leaving a huge hole in the security of our nation. the issue is illegal immigration. 90% of illegals in arizona are mexicans how can you determine if some one is illegal unless you ask the question "are you a legall citizen of th united states of america". we are already required to carry i.d. to drive a carand if you are a legal immigrant. sb-1070 mirrors federal law already on the books only empowering and requiring local law enforcement to enforce it.no profiling allowed.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  593. dave

    from Kate

    It's a shame to see how many ignorant people took the time to post a comment. You people critizice immigrants, when many of them have worked their whole lives to make our country better. Illegal immigrants are doing jobs many of us wouldn't dare do. It's clears that those who are so ignorant and dumb to not recognize that this law is a form of racist social oppression, haven't learned a sinle thing from history, in which racism and oppression have ALWAYS ended up in tragedy.

    So are the people who come to this country legally, pay the fees, abide by the law stupid because they didnt walk across a border. I am 1/2 cherokee and 1/2 puerto rican. I do not like the arizona law, I understand what they are trying to do, I think it is wrong, but I understand. The Federal government needs to take care of this issue, and not by an amnesty. That will just inspire more illegal immigrants to come. But by raising the quota. Then you charge the business with fines. I am not talking $100 fines. I am talking $10,000 fine per person. There would be a time frame to clear up there employees. The illegal immigrants could go back to there country and get in line on the new expanded quota that would be put into effect. Once, the person comes in legally they are in our system, would help homeland security, would help alot of families that have sponsors to get reunited.

    My answer might not be the best by a longshot, but it is something that people can think about and is at least trying to address the situation.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  594. strong native woman

    As a Native American I know alot of people must travel through a reservation to get from point a to b how would people feel if tribal cops pulled you all over and ask for paperwork on you and no a drivers license would not be sufficient actual paperwork to say your legal

    April 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  595. Stephanie

    I'm sorry, this law is racist, plain and simple. I understand controlling the situation, but that needs to happen at the border, not within the United States, how is it fair that they could be stopping Americans as criminals just because they are of hispanic decent. This is just crazy!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  596. Doug

    Apparently, she is TOO STUPID to realize the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL.

    She's also useless as a musician.
    Can we boycott HER?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  597. robert

    Only a matter of time till the Juarez and Sinoloa boys are shooting up our streets, hospitals, schools,and police stations. Its already happening in Texas. Upstanding folks are fleeing Mexico and being followed by drug lords.If we dont get our forces set up along the borders this country will be all but screwed. If the liberals are all up in arms over the Arizona bill what will they say once countless hundreds are dying daily here on the streets at the hands of foreignors who failed to enter the country legally?

    My point? The current system allows all comers to sneak across our borders. Sure there are good people in that bunch...BUT as we see daily in Santa Ana, CA and Anaheim, CA many ,many of these folks are nothing more than rapists, drug dealers, and killers. We need to stop EVERYONE from illegally migrating and force them to migrate via proper channels. Then and only then will we have any semblance of control over who gets in and who doesnt. After all does anyone think the Mexicans that come here to escape the viloence in their country want a repeat here in their new home?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  598. myname

    ...............................................?!?!?!

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  599. ODM1980

    Sharika, please focus on you "Pies Descalzos" organization and not an issue you know nothing about. My parents are Colombian who came here legally. All the AZ law asks is for people to come threw the front door, instead of coming across the border illegally. If they profile, oh well you can always file an lawsuit. The AZ border is a drug war zone, lets not want it to turn into the a FARC control region similar to what goes on the jungle of Colombia.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  600. jem0276

    And I shall boycott them and their music for the rest of my life.

    The Arizona law is a just law and needed in that portion of the country. When I am abroad I carry my passport and travel visa with me ALWAYS, why should it be any different in this country??!! We are no longer exempt from the REAL problems of the rest of the world and especially not just because some of us are of Latino descent. The majority of Illegal aliens in Arizona ARE MEXICAN/Venuzuelan/Costa Rican/ etc etc. If there were a problem with Canadian Illegal immigrants in Seattle do you think there would be such an uproar??!! I doubt it. Stop crying foul you are no longer a minority Latinos. This is just a progression of Law and a MUCh needed one at that.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  601. dld

    @SamanthaR – fyi, not all Canadians "look white". And this Canadian doesn't care if he's stopped to show i.d. I'd show it everyday if it would improve on the "illegals" situation here.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  602. 15th Generation Immigrant

    So those people who loiter around the 7-11, who scatter when the police come.....do they not have a right to food and shelter? They're willing to work for it, and they may not be citizens of the U.S., but they are human, and that makes them our kinfolk, really. We should really care about them, not just want to shoo them away.

    Legalone makes a good point about Americans who were brought here against their will, as slaves. Many people came to this country as indentured servants, too, and some were sentenced to come here because they were accused of a crime. It's easy to forget that we all have different histories. Thanks to Legalone for making that important point.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Deedz

    I'm not saying that the law is right, but what I want to say is that this singer, who by the way can't do much besides belly-dance, does not even live in the United States. She should worry more about what is going on in Columbia right now.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  604. Kenster

    IF you are stopped, you have to provide proof of citizenship....like by providing a valid driver's license etc. I have never considered it "racial profiling" when I've been stopped and asked by police for my ID. Why should anyone else worry whom is here legally??

    Problem is, we have such a HUGE # of folks here illegally, and they enjoy a LOT of support from family and friends, that it dilutes the real issue. If you are here illegally, you must leave. There's a process for immigration – get in line! My father did!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  605. Melvin

    I live in Phoenix, have for 23+ years. My ex son-in-law (Raul) is an illegal immigrant. Nice young boy, marriage just didn't work out for reasons not related to being an illegal.

    Bottom line !!! He's been pulled over for traffic violations 7 times this year alone (folks, it's April). He has no car insurance, no valid drivers license, no ID to speak of except a fake Mexican drivers license he obtained 8 years ago which doesn't even have his real name, and no permanent address or job. And should something really bad happen like a serious car accident where he's at extreme fault, he could quickly and easily disappear and no one knows who he is or where he went.

    Why do I say this? Why should you care? Simple !! Each and every time he's pulled over he only gets tickets. And since the tickets he gets are for a name that isn't him, well, you get the point. All they can do is finger print him, see if he's in ICE and/or wanted, and then release him. My daughter is waiting to hear that he finally gets deported (for the 3rd time since he entered the USA via Arizona illegally 8 years ago) and then explain to her 5-year old why she can't see Daddy anymore (until he wiggles under the fence again).

    AMERICANS - WAKE UP !!! He shouldn't be here ,,, period!!!! And currently the only way to fix that is 1070 which lifts the constraints on law enforcement.

    Allow law enforcement to go to the next step the next time he's runs a red light or speeds. Allow for law enforcement to ask for valid ID, green card, passport, etc., and if none exists, deport him. Sure there's lots of ways to make MY story end for me. Tha's not the issue. The issue and fix is to allow law enforcement to ask for valid ID and deport if it's found to be here illegally.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  606. Dewight

    just sing and shake your hips. i agree strongly with this law. if you don't belong here take your ass back to your country. and rkansara if everyone came to this country legal then this would be a issue their not picking on just you. give me a break.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  607. dan r

    First off I would have to say I dont support the new bill that is being discussed. The reason is that yes the U.S has an immigration problem, however whenever anyone discusses immigration they automatically associate hispanics with it. Hispanics arent the only people that are here illegally, there are people of all type of national origins and backgrounds. The fact that the people on this board who are discussing the fact that this bill is right and that hispanics should go back where they belong only proves the fact that his bill will and already is fostering the acceptance of racial profiling of hispanics, I am puerto rican, born and raised here in the U.S and yes I am legal for those ignorant people who will assume that just because I am latino I must be illegal.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  608. TriumPatriot

    Where's Shakira when our border continues unsecured?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  609. Ross

    Randy K........her career is hardly hurting. She makes more money than all of the rednecks in AZ combined.

    Now – go break out another six-pack, beat your dog, and fart on your wife!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  610. dave

    Kate April 29th, 2010 1:49 pm ET

    It's a shame to see how many ignorant people took the time to post a comment. You people critizice immigrants, when many of them have worked their whole lives to make our country better. Illegal immigrants are doing jobs many of us wouldn't dare do. It's clears that those who are so ignorant and dumb to not recognize that this law is a form of racist social oppression, haven't learned a sinle thing from history, in which racism and oppression have ALWAYS ended up in tragedy.

    So are the people who come to this country legally, pay the fees, abide by the law stupid because they didnt walk across a border. I am 1/2 cherokee and 1/2 puerto rican. I do not like the arizona law, I understand what they are trying to do, I think it is wrong, but I understand. The Federal government needs to take care of this issue, and not by an amnesty. That will just inspire more illegal immigrants to come. But by raising the quota. Then you charge the business with fines. I am not talking $100 fines. I am talking $10,000 fine per person. There would be a time frame to clear up there employees. The illegal immigrants could go back to there country and get in line on the new expanded quota that would be put into effect. Once, the person comes in legally they are in our system, would help homeland security, would help alot of families that have sponsors to get reunited.

    My answer might not be the best by a longshot, but it is something that people can think about and is at least trying to address the situation.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  611. plijhj

    hahahga yu bunch ofv mutdakers

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Vassili

    I am really getting sick of rich singers and actors using their fame to forward their own political opinions.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  613. Nick

    My fellow Americans I am against illegal Immigration but the situation has become so complicated and all politician are doing is add fuel to the fire for their own personal gain we need to respect each other as a human being no matter what race it is and if you are true christian then you should know that we are all gods creation and respect who is less fortunate .Now all said and done what we should do is to keep good people who ever is in the country and throw the criminals out and seal the borders so no one can come in ..i know it is hard but not impossible we are the richest country in the world and if we can pump in billions in war we can do this too..

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  614. deb0155

    If Shakira doesn't like the law – too bad! Tell her to go back to Columbia! Better yet – we'll send Columbia all of our illegals!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  615. Flipper

    The only reason this person's opinion and actions are being reported by a "news" network is because she's famous for....singing! Once again, yoo much credibility is given to those who don't deserve it.

    Of course, let's not forget that Shakira's ignorant opinions fit perfectly into the political narrative that CNN is trying to ram down everyone's throat.

    Perhaps CNN should start interviewing/reporting on the 70% of Arizonians who support this new law instead of reporting on a non-US citizen who hasn't read the actual law and doesn't have to deal with the MASSIVE illegal immigrant problems in AZ.

    Just a thought.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Miriam

    We are all such hipocrates, living in Florida, when we were hit whith 5 hurricanes, many roofs and homes were damaged, our contractor hired illegal workers so he could get his worked done. He was on the phone constantly telling his sub contractors " I don't care if they are here illegally, I need to get this work done so I can be get paid and move to the next job" My neighbor hires ilegal workers to clean her home and do her gardening, she says they are cheaper and better workers.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  617. chris

    I dont have a problem about this bill, but only thing that will really get very annoying a cop pulling me over all the time because I am mexican. It will get very old fast.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  618. Adam

    I really don't see what the problem with this bill.....Immigrants are REQUIRED by LAW to keep on hand there citizenship papers proving they are who they say they are and reside in the US legally...

    I am no matter what the color required to carry my DL to prove I am licensed to drive a car, I have to have insurance papers proving I have coverage on that car...and now thanks to obama I have to have a medical insurance card on hand as well to prove I have medical coverage...Why is this any different?

    You are not going to be detained or demeaned in any way...Cop walks up, ask a series of questions and this person under the training they receive based on whatever criteria they must have suspects a person to be a illegal immigrant....Cop says hey can I see your state issued DL and Visa, person shows all needed papers and is sent on his/her way with a warning about whatever got them stopped or a warning....End of story

    You people act like they or yourself will be locked up in some dark dungeon held for extended periods of time while being tortured about who they are...Cmon people you watch to much TV, this is not they way this bill is going to work...

    April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  619. DLH57

    The law is not the problem per se it is how it will be enforced that's the problem. The only way to enforce this law is through racial profiling which means that if you’re Hispanic you have an open invitation of being harassed by the police whether or not you’re a citizen. Some may are argue, including the politicians that this won't happen. My question then how can this law is enforced without racial profiling unless you are going to request proof of citizenship from everyone? If can not be enforced then it is useless.

    The other point is their people of many types of ethnic backgrounds that are here illegally, believe it or not illegals are EVEN WHITE, and so does that mean we should stop everyone in order to be sure they are legal citizens?

    This law was created to harass those of Hispanic decent and nothing more.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  620. Willie12345

    Boy, does she look a lot like Jane Fonda.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  621. Joe

    I really hope you all caught my typos, America is not a perfect place but we have it better then the rest of the world.

    YES we do need some sort of law to protect our borders, but we need to show the world that we can do it the right way and still be able to hold are heads high.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  622. rwdragon86

    Yawn. Why should we care what any entertainer thinks. Let them live beyond their gated homes like the rest of us and then maybe I'll listen to them. Also – let them pick up some of the trash down on the border and see how kumbaya they feel.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  623. armstrong

    Hi Landshark, what do you mean about you differ from an illegal immigrant, Language, dress, overall appearance....don't be naive. What make you think that? Because my last name is Armstrong? Because I am educated?, because I wear clean clothes most of the time and my skin is not that dark? let me tell you something I work sometimes in my husband business (construction)and sometimes when employees don’t show up to work i go out and work with the rest to the job site. So, I do have to wear jeans, t-shirt and a hat, I got dirty and I ride sometimes with them in the back of the trucks because we need to move fast from one location to other minimizing expenses...so right there honey....how would you know that I am an American citizen, I am educated, I have my own company, I am the owner, I pay my taxes and I am not a criminal. Guess what? I am not naive.....I look Latina, I am Latina and this law is too broad and most of the people here are racist and stereotypes all the time. So, did you ever imaging that a person like me could do that some times? Life is full of surprises.....have a bless day!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  624. moondoggie

    What? What exactly will change now that Shakira has protested. Silly girl!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  625. Contrarian

    I hate to post a me-too post, but who the hell cares what these singers think? If we want to listen to them sing, great. We may even listen to them talk about music. But politics and imigration? Get real. That's like asking actors to comment on world events.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  626. Rad

    Is she and American citizen living in Arizona. If not I'm really not interested in anything she has to say and she should mind her own business.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  627. DaveIn84

    I'd be happy to listen to Shakira's argument. Meet me in the shower in 10 minutes.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Phillip

    The only opinions that matters are the residents of Arizona!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  629. rkansara

    All of you that have negative comments towards Shakira are IGNORANT!! Do you not realize that this law is very familiar to something that was going on about 30-40 years ago called the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT! This law is basis for prejudice and racial profiling, and it does NOT only apply to Latino people, it also applies to ANYONE who looks like they could be an immigrant to this country. I did read the law and it is stated that law enforcement has the right to question ANYONE they suspect of being an immigrant. As a child of LEGAL immigrants to this country I will be damned if I have anyone ask me my legal status just off the street like that. WAKE UP PEOPLE!! This is just the beginning of a major catastrophe.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  630. TheEraser

    Thank you azsiouxboy.

    IT IS NOT ABOUT RACE! It is about siding with individuals who commit criminal acts or against them.

    Crossing the boarder with out federal clearance is BREAKING THE LAW!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  631. randomdude

    Why is there so Much Hate everywhere?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  632. Mark

    if only her music wasn't pop culture crap like the rest of her lot, her protest might be of relevance.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  633. Mon-E

    And another thing, I clearly dont have any idea how much trouble it is to carrying a form of identification. Grean Card, Drivers license, Birth certificates... What is the difference? If I have to carry my license to prove who I am, why is it a problem for people to carry there papers. Just another thing to complain about.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Whazinaname

    Please just do us a favor – flaunt your body, sing, and entertain us. Leave the politics to those that study policy, have degrees, experience other social issues and generally dedicated their time to such matters forgoing fame, celebrity status, partying, and wealth.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  635. Tcam

    Who cares what celebrities think about US politics and policies. The fact is illegal immigration will ultimately be the downfall of a once great country. It already costs taxpayers billions a year to take care of them. We know we would not get equal treatment in their country in fact we would probably end up rotting away in one of their jails. The costs associated with them will bankrupt this country. I could go on and on but don't have all day.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  636. legalone

    Someone stated all Americans are immigrants well some of us not by choice some of us well our ancestors were brought over as slaves we had no say in the matter however, there is no issue with legal immigrants it's the ones who have chosen to illegally enter the country.

    Yes you may come to America but do it the proper legal way...and I don't care to hear from any rich celebrity no matter what their line of work or where they come from all they want is cheap labor and people they can rip off because as we all know who's going to go to the law if they are here illegally. I will say this much it doesn't take much to figure out who's here illegally as I see groups of hispanics everyday loitering around a particular 7-11 and as soon as a cop pulls up most scatter...bet those that scatter don't have papers why else would you run???

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  637. Brian

    US Latina, you are an idiot, we do carry papers all the time, it's called a driver's license. And the only reason you are getting questioned is because you did something wrong, and if you can't speak a lick of English, then guess what, you might not belong here. Everyone that is opposed to this law is a moron. The law is there for a reason, only the enforcer can violate it's true intent. That is why we have a court system, so that the defendant can defend themselves, and we can say innocent until proven guilty.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  638. timmah

    See, the argument against the bill would have soooo much more validity if say, Alan Jackson were to speak against it.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  639. Tabitha

    What is so wrong with showing your papers or proof of citizenship? I'm glad Arizona is taking this into their own hands. I live up on the northern border and when I go into Canada I don't get to make up my own rules. Do I get to say your anti American because they searched my car..or when I come back in the United States and they look through my car should I file a lawsuit? The American side looks through my vehicle everytime but do I care- not really because I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE!! I know others that get their vehicles inspected too and they don't cry about it. If it was a problem then I should just stay home.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  640. BJ

    I hate to see all these people (americans) fighting for a piece of land that @ first was not even theirs. I can't belive they have the nerve to come out with this law when this land used to be owned by Mexico until United States stoled it. Yeah, truth hurts. lol

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  641. LCW

    Who cares????

    She's not even A US citizen. What right does she have to criticize our laws?

    None.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  642. Landshark

    Ricardo101 – True, but in this case we are talking about hispanic illegals in AZ. I for one believe if it were handled on the Federal level there woldn't be a need for Az to make such a law.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  643. sue

    who cares what she thinks, she was not born in America. The mayor should not give this bimbo the time of day.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  644. william b

    you really can't be mad at Arizona, this all followed the proper channels of creating a law that was voted on, it wasn't just conjured up. When you really think about it, if you're a legal citizen then this will not affect you at all. This bill is aimed at illegals which we all know is practically in every state, now what other reason would all " legal " citizen be so mad about a bill aimed at " illegals." The old saying goes " If you throw a rock at a pack of dogs, then the one that barks is the one you hit. " So if you know you're piggybacking off jobs and health care and all other benefits the rest of the actual citiziens that were born here are denied, then honestly l really don't feel sorry for you.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  645. By American

    Stop buying imported illegal drugs! This is what is causing the problems in Arizona.

    Buy American homegrown pot.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  646. Joe

    why not deport everyone whose families are from another country. it does not seem to matter how long some of the people,( these bigots on line are crying about), have been here.

    SO, lets put in an amendment in Arizonas law that requires a background check of a minimum of 100 years. The law- makers could then research how long everyones family has been in that state,(white,black,brown what ever – all except the real NATIVE AMERICANS ),catalog them and then help them pack and send them back to their original countries.

    England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia or where ever in the world the hail from. Including thenselves.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  647. csteach

    I love how celebrities think they have to speak up about everything and that they know everything...I hate to tell them, but the American public really doesn't care about what you have to say...so just stick to what you do best...sing, act, make a ridiculous amount of money for no apparent reason...its so easy for them to voice their opinions with all the money they have...are they worrying about their financial status?...are they worrying about paying bills?...while the rest of us live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet and...i think its ridiculous that we let everyone and anyone into this country for free and they don't have to pay for a damn thing...i don't care what country you are from...if you are going to live here for the rest of your life or you have been here for the past 20 plus years...become a citizen...is it really that hard? ...and to Shakira and the rest of all the celebs with big mouths out there...SHUT UP!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  648. ALEX99

    Not many people may know of Shakira in the US; however, she is an international star and believe me, by her protesting this law, it will surely get Arizona world press. If it hasn't already.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  649. azsiouxboy

    ONE LAST TIME for any on you that pull out the stupid racist card again READ THE BILL it states –
    The attorney general or county
    29 attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race,
    30 color or national origin. A complaint that is submitted to a county attorney
    31 shall be submitted to the county attorney in the county in which the alleged
    32 unauthorized alien is or was employed by the employer.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  650. Phil

    "Binyam April 29th, 2010 1:47 pm ET

    The law that passed in Arizona concerning immigration is racist and should be challenged. It denies the reality that we all are immigrants except the original Indians. "

    Hate to break the news to you Binyam, but the the "almost" Native Americans were immigrants as well. Humans did not originate in the Americas.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Proud American

    Who cares what these two idiots think. They think illegals are so great let them sponcer a few hundred. Or better yet let the one bimbo go back to Columbia and the other to go back and bury her head in California or wherever the hell she lived now. This is America and we have been dumped on by the world. "Illegal" let the two bimbos learn what that word means....in English....not Spanish. When will enough be enough. Other countries make you carry papers and identification, passprt or what have you. With teh current climate that the USA is supposed to let everyone in who wants in papers should be necessary. Wake up. This is not racist or biased. If you are here "legally" you have nothing to worry about. Get over yourselves and lets boycott these two idiots and anything they sing. A has been and a hopeful wanna be who can't even speak English. Deport them too.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  652. stephanie

    #1 some of you wont know shakira cause you dont listen to spanish music which is where she is popular in. another thing its not only mexican that are immigrants there are many others from other countries latin or europe but i guess they have decided to base it on mexicans

    April 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  653. TheEraser

    Boycott these ignorant individuals. They should be arrested for intent to insight a riot or some parallel law. Then they can join their criminal girlfriends in jail for a couple days.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  654. crazyvic

    I agree tha Shakira is not a 'good singer,' but after all any support to diminish this'biass law' it's welcome and appreciated. Americans are way better human beings than that 'entuerto of law.'

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  655. Darryl Cox

    Why do singers and celebrities think we give a ^&%&^% about what they think? They make money because we like to look at them or list to them sing ... not much different than going to the zoo to see the animals do their thing.

    Most of these peopel never finished college, maybe even high school, let alone have a experience in government or world affairs.

    Go sing a free concert for the hungry!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  656. Samir

    I think she is doing all this to be more popular. That's the whole point of her being so much involved in this matter.
    Helping Immigrants out... ha Good joke.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  657. Hugh

    Hips don't lie....

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  658. RP

    Arizona just change the law to everyone must carry papers that proves they are a citizen that must be given to police when requested. You know, similar to Nazi Germany. That would eliminate racial or religious profiling. Everyone in Arizona should carry a recognized federal ID card or US passport with them at all times. I'm sure all the citizen's of the state of AZ will be happy doing this to comply. Don't send your kid to the store without his papers or he might end up in Mexico. Forget about whether he is latino. We'll send that 14 year old blonde haired, blue eyed boy off to Mexico without his papers as an illegal, no problem.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  659. Mon-E

    Havent blacks been racially profiled for about, lets just call it the last 50 years! Where is the uproar?!?! It has been happening to us and will continue to happen to us! So I'm suppose to feel sorry for ILLEGAL immigrants, who are coming here and taking all the low labor paying jobs. Give me a break. If the FEDS dont want to fix the problem you leave the states to police themselves. Now the Feds want to address the problem. What a joke!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  660. Jason

    Hey SamanthaR,

    Have you tried to enter the country from Canada lately? It's not easy. They are very aware of the same issue from Canada.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Hilton Solis

    Let's all become legal residents and naturalize citizens, learn English and study a technical or university career; compete for the higher paid jobs and let those jobs that at this time the personnel that do not have the proper paperwork do, for the USA born personnel...I am sure they will work for those low paid salaries and they will work as hard as those immigrants that at this time work so hard and in so poor conditions for us to have a betterlife and be able to buy the goods at lower price. Latinos we must learn English at least even if our job is a farm related job, a cleaning job, etc and you will see how much more we are respected. I did it and believe me, it make a world of difference.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  662. TwM

    Boycotting her starting now. Anyone that protests a Bill long overdue like this one needs to be boycotted.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  663. Dan

    If Shakira wants to protest something she should protest about all the cocaine her native country produces.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Delia

    I just got done reading with my young son, the Anne Frank Story, and couldn't help but feel its so simular to whats happening in Arizona. The Nazi's made the Jews wear a Star on there clothes to identify them as being jewish. Now Arizona wants to pass this immigration reform bill by labeling immigrants and making everyone carry there Green card, birth certifcate, passport but even then they will stop us and question us. Were going back backwords. We need to go about this immigration in a diffrent way. This is wrong.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Kate

    It's a shame to see how many ignorant people took the time to post a comment. You people critizice immigrants, when many of them have worked their whole lives to make our country better. Illegal immigrants are doing jobs many of us wouldn't dare do. It's clears that those who are so ignorant and dumb to not recognize that this law is a form of racist social oppression, haven't learned a sinle thing from history, in which racism and oppression have ALWAYS ended up in tragedy.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  666. donna

    Yes, something does need to be done. Instead of tax dollars going to illegal aliens to have medicaid, medicare and food stamps – it should be going to our people, homeless and otherwise!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  667. Jackie

    Most people in US are immigrant. Some migrated recently and some few generations back (illegally).

    April 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Ricardo101

    Landshark, that is true. Not as many as the ones from Latin countries, but that was not my question.
    We have illegal emigrants from all over the world and of all the races in large numbers, a lot of them just blend in because they don’t look like a typical illegal.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  669. ace

    1600 BC AZ is inhabited by "Native Americans"

    1539 Spanish and European explorers arrive

    1822 AZ is part of "MEXICO"

    1848 Mexico loses AZ in Mexican-American war

    AZ was Mexico before US took it from them, maybe they're just trying to come back home.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  670. RobG

    We are talking about ILLEGAL immigrants here, keyword is ILLEGAL, and please, stop using that RACIAL card, it's been overused.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  671. azsiouxboy

    @Binyam – Be informed before you offer your opinion. Read the bill. Has anyone read it but me? The attorney general or county
    29 attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race,
    30 color or national origin. A complaint that is submitted to a county attorney
    31 shall be submitted to the county attorney in the county in which the alleged
    32 unauthorized alien is or was employed by the employer.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Phil

    Gotta love the arguments on here. People are spending more time trying to correct each other's grammar instead of discussing the issue. Nothing worse than someone trying to appear intelligent by belittling someone else.

    As far as the issue itself, I see no reason for people to get upset the law is requiring your immigration docs (visa/greencard) be carried on your person at all times. When you are completing your applications for various immigration statuses, it clearly states you are to carry your information with you at all time. If the government bows to these advocacy groups, I suggest everyone who immigrated here legally be reimbursed for all the fees they paid for their immigration paperwork to the government.

    Unless Shakira is a permanent resident or citizen, her opinions do not matter.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  673. Amazed

    Seems like people in AZ that are for this bill, would rather a police controlled state. Now that IS communist! Then, you people cry and say "oh, the federal government should take care of their citizens". Well, hello, they passed a health care bill to cover EVERY American but I bet the majority of you were the ones to complain about this. This bill does nothing but make AZ and the people who support look like morons! Yes, lets require people of darker skin and of Hispanic descent, even though they maybe legal, to carry proof at all times, and no just a drivers license of SS card does not work. Now that sounds alot like Nazi controlled Germany to me!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Cecile

    Hey Steve, following your logic, we should arm the Indians and give them open field day to take back the entire country. Right?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Jason

    Shakira? I mean really does anyone truly care what she says?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  676. SamanthaR

    I hope the police officers remember that are a lot of Canadians in the US. The people from Toronto love the warmer states and they all look white and don’t have an accent. So that should be a good reason for them to stop ALL people and ask for papers. White people don’t leave home without your passport and birth certificate. By the way it costs about 70 bucks to get a passport, sooooooooo be prepared. The police officers will be instructed about the Canadians and Easter European as well. Very soon everybody will be asking the governor to stop this insanity. Hehehehehe.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  677. dpak

    She is probably illegal herself. I think the people of AZ could care a less about her (who ever she is) anyway.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  678. christine

    I'm all for Chapelle doing a skit called "do you know your illegal" Can you imagine all these people who say you can't identify one? Offer anyone of them to pick an illegal out of a lineup of 49 "typical" citizens and 1 illegal, tell them they will win $1000. I bet they identify the illegal within seconds. Landshark is absolutely right, quit trying to be so naive and altruistic. there are just some truths that are obvious.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  679. Calvin

    * "Immigrants pay taxes and don't get refunds like citizens"

    MAYBE they have tax $$ taken out of their paycheck (if they are not paid under the table, which I bet most do).

    ILLEGAL immigrants are not REQUIRED by law to file Income Tax like a citizen, (because they are to scared to be in The System) so therefore they should NOT get a penny back.

    I HAVE to file or face imprisonment, I abide by the law of this country & sometimes I don't get a refund, sometimes I have to PAY MORE taxes!!!

    I do not want to hear boo-hoo for illegals who work here, have $$ taken out & send the rest of their money OUT OF the US!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  680. 15th Generation Immigrant

    I am so tired of hearing people say that we should only speak English in the U.S. How provincial and small-minded do we want our country to be? Every country in the world - bar none - is multilingual. The U.S. is also a multilingual country, and we should embrace that. If you only speak one language, don't demand that everyone around you speak that one language. Instead, pick up a book and learn Spanish, or French, or Creole. It will make you smarter and more versatile. And this new law will create misery for people who have brown skin, period. It will be hard on the police officers who have to try and implement it, and they have enough difficulty doing their jobs and staying alive. We all need to get some sense and stop hating.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  681. Binyam

    The law that passed in Arizona concerning immigration is racist and should be challenged. It denies the reality that we all are immigrants except the original Indians. The Arizona law goes against our civil rights, it requires all Spanish looking to carry an identification even if you're U.S citizen. This a law that will be challenged on national level and people have to express their disapproval of it.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  682. Landshark

    i hate all you bigots April 29th, 2010 1:44 pm ET

    I was not born here but have been living here since age 10. now 28 and cannot wait to move to Europe...its in the works. This country has turned real ugly in the last 10 years. So much political and "patriotic" garbage. living here is taking years off my life. Ear to ear grin when my plane takes off from the good ol' US of A for good!!!!!!
    ===============================================

    Bu-bye!! Don't let the door hit ya....

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  683. Brian

    English speaking Americans, please stop embarrassing me, it is COLOMBIA, not Columbia. Your rhetoric ends up being meaningless when you do this.
    By the way, should my 5'2", 100lb, Black-Irish/Anglo-Saxon mother been offended when she was searched at Denver International this past Christmas when we were obviously coming back from our ski trip considering all the equipment we were carrying. Just saying.......

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  684. AnthonyB,NM

    and Maria..I wonder how your family feels about your views?
    Nah I dont really care..take them back to wherever they came from too..

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  685. John

    Warning: Remember the Dixi Chicks

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Cecile

    She's Lebanese/Columbian and does not live in AZ. She's using it as publicity toward her new tours and record sales. Dah.

    As a US citizen, I am required to carry ID with me at all times and proof of car registration when I am driving. Is there a reason why those of Mexican descent are exempt?

    If you are caught loitering about in Los Angeles and or you are a transient weaving through traffic on foot, the cops pay attention. Any reason why AZ is exempt?

    I am behind this 100%. God knows the immigrants using up space and my tax dollars. This should go into law in all States.

    Thanks

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Steve

    Mexicans and Indians were here first ! case closed

    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  688. U.S Latina

    A few things....Shakira is a resident of this country. She has her residency papers here, like many other artists from other countries. Juanes, Carlos Vives, and many more are residents. So as a resident, she is concerned about what this law does to those who are here legally. Not all Latinos are Mexican, not all Latinos are Colombian, many hispanics in this nation who are here legally, should not be subjected to racial profiling. As it was evident by the earlier remarks in this article, someone automatically assumed that all Latinos are Mexican. Comes to show how narrow minded you are.

    All of us are against illegal immigration, but this law punishes those who are here legally just b/c they may look Mexican. Once again, just b/c a person has olive skin and speaks spanish, does not mean they are Mexican. Latinos are tired of hearing that we are all Mexicans. Learn your Latin American history and geography. How would you feel if all who spoke english were called Canadians or British. For that same reason, how would you feel if there was a law that forced white/english speaking individuals to carry papers at all times and allowed to be questioned by police b/c you look white/speak english. If the tables were turned, you would also be against this law.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  689. Krista

    Well, I know it is a drop in the bucket. But there will be no more anti-American Shakira songs on my iPod.

    Screw her and the other anti-Americans.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  690. Landshark

    armstrong, it's not that simple. If your not stopped for doing something wrong you won't be questioned. And even if you are it will be pretty obvious that you are not an illegal. Not trying to be prejudice against them but I'm pretty sure you differ from an illegal immigrant, Language, dress, overall apperance....don't be naive.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  691. christine

    Hey Peter, Before there were Mexicans, the were the indigenous people, of whom the Spanish/Mexicans decimated, why do you think the language is SPANISH and not some indigenous language?????... All countries in this world have been conquered, the people assimilated, etc. To the victors go the spoils. It's true, read up on anthropolgy from all ancient civilizations, history etc...

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  692. Julie

    ooooo.......Maria, I must have hit a nerve. I really don't believe all the hogwash.....the only thing I'm getting is that you sound a little itsy bitsy insecure.....(sorry).

    Let's get back to the subject if you can tear yourself away from your attacks.....this law potentally has long reaching consequences. There are better ways to address this serious issue than to create risky racial profiling laws. Look outside of yourself and stop trying to insult everyone who has opposite points of view. With your so called "2" degrees, you'd think you could submit reasonable comments without resorting to derrogatory insults. This is not about illegal immigrants, it's about creating an atmosphere of fear amongst this country's natural citizens who happen to look like a specific group of people.

    So, I will not attempt to insult you, I don't know who you are, and I don't care. I will not waste any more of my valuable time responding to you again, but I ask again that you research this issue.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  693. DA

    Interesting. Didn't the same Linda Rodstant once played in the apartheid and racist South Africa, and had no remorse about it despite opposition from every corners? She is the last person that should be involved in any protest.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  694. i hate all you bigots

    I was not born here but have been living here since age 10. now 28 and cannot wait to move to Europe...its in the works. This country has turned real ugly in the last 10 years. So much political and "patriotic" garbage. living here is taking years off my life. Ear to ear grin when my plane takes off from the good ol' US of A for good!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Bud Graham

    I think shakira is one of the most delicious women in the world. I may be her greatest fan in the over 65 category. Evidence has convinced me that she is beautiful inside and out, but, I believe she is misguided in her opposition to the Arizona struggle.

    This is our business. North America business. The new law which, I understand is based on the Federal law has not been advanced to deny anyone fair play. Something must be done about nonregulated illegal immigration. The illegals knew when they came that they were breaking United States laws so the eventual results here must be borne by those who made the decision to come here and break those laws.

    She is backing the wrong horse in this moral race.

    One day perhaps the whole Americas may be one region but that time is not now and will have to be created by thoughful good hearted people. There should be a name for that time, tomarrow and tomarrow and tomarrow.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  696. Me again

    @ Darc – No one is targeting anyone. The law does not even mention Hispanics. It clearly says the law is to be applied without preference to race or nation of origin. It is people like you, misinterpreting the law, who are making it about profiling and Hispanics – not the people who are for the law.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  697. teejay

    I love her. Shakira is very smart. If you look at everything else she's done to better the world: talking to the higher ups in Mexico and South America and with President Obama about the importance of early childhood education, her foundations (Barefoot Foundation and The Early Childhood Initiative), visiting and helping raise money for Haiti, she gave a wonderful speech at Oxford U. She's all about helping others. Haters, do your research before you call this "get out and do something about it" woman a "bimbo." Cause honestly, what have YOU done to help ???

    What have I done? Paid my taxes so that illegals can park their a**es at the emergency rooms and get free medical care, so that their "anchor babies" can get educated, and so their criminals can get three hots and a cot at the local lock up.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  698. girlie girl

    All people are immgrants legally or illegaly, except for the true Native Americans.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  699. BOB

    IT'S GOOD THAT SHAKIRA AND LINDA RONSTADT PROTEST THIS RACIST BILL. BTW SHAKIRA IS BILINGUAL ENGLISH AND SPANISH – A LOT OF YOU FOLKS CAN'T EVEN SPELL IN ENGLISH!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  700. Joanne Connelly

    From an American who once lived in Colombia and abided by all of their immigration laws I'd like to tell Shakira to go the -- back to her own country or shut the -- up!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  701. G-lo

    With everyone's negative comments today, no wonder our children are growing up racist and bullying other children who are not the same as them!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  702. MBM

    I have no problem with Linda protesting. Is Shakira even a US citizen? If so, protest away. If not, she should not be concerned with a country she is not a citizen of. I am sure there are plenty of issues in Colimbia that she could work on.
    I'm not saying the law is a correct, but this article is making an issue of the protestors, not the would be law.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  703. Jalloh86

    How about we protest her CD sales in the US? How would she like that!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  704. Norman Conquest

    Take your big butt back to Colombia, Shakira, and stay out of our business.

    To all you bleeding hearts...come to Arizona and see middle school classrooms filled with teenagers who speak no English and have no interest in learning anything except how to impregnate someone. Step into an emergency room and wait for 5 hours while illegals' babies with a sore throat get treated before you. Ever heard of the Walmart babies? Let me tell you. The illegals come up to Tucson, near their time of delivery, to visit relatives. They go to Walmart and practically deliver in the store, just to make sure their child is a citizen with all rights.

    This has got to stop. Show Arizona your support by coming here to visit this beautiful state.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  705. Confused

    Any why exactly would Colombian singer's opinion on the treatment of illegals be significant for an US state of Arizona? Maybe Miley Cyrus should go to Bogota and protest treatment of Ecuadorians?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  706. azsiouxboy

    DARC – Nobody is "Targeting" Hispanics. Stop listening to the hype and to prove my point from SB 1070s – The attorney general or county
    29 attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race,
    30 color or national origin. A complaint that is submitted to a county attorney
    31 shall be submitted to the county attorney in the county in which the alleged
    32 unauthorized alien is or was employed by the employer.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Arizona Proud

    Who cares what this idiot bimbo has to say about arizona law....Cause she's not from the states....Who cares! It's shakira, go shake your ass in a different state then!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  708. mari

    I do not know why people that stole this country from the Indians care? That is Illegal. So this country is based on what kind of Morals? Therefore noone can say a word except the Indians.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  709. NYR

    In response to Maria H. Miami, I think you are very right and if Arizona really wants to be fair they need to stop every one every where and check their papers. Actually, they should just do what the Nazis did to the Jews in Eastern Europe and set up a Gestapo to hunt them, mandate everyone who knows an illegal to give them up, etc. I mean, wasn't that a great idea.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  710. matdfw

    It is not issue whether your are Mexican, Columbian, Irish, German or immigrated from any other countries. Let me remind everybody that only native Indian are not immigrant.

    I understand challenges in Arizona and I am supporting an immigration act and tightening borders and etc. This new ruling is focusing in Mexican or perhaps people with darker skin. This is not acceptable.

    What makes America different than any other countries is the fundamentals, which we believe. Racial profiling is not one of them. I do not believe as an American I need to carry any id's, if I do not wish.

    In respect of Shakira in Arizona, she is contributing Million of Dollars to Charity as well as business in Arizona, so she has right to express her opinions like any other persons.(i.e. Frank,...)

    Technically talking all of us need to carry a proof of citizenship, since we are all immigrant.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Chandler Guy

    This law makes me embarassed to be an Arizonan, and I am as white as they come. Leave these poor people alone.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  712. Dwayne

    She may not sing well in English but she is making a heck load of $ dollars and she has a voice; hopefully more and more Hollywood Celebrities will join the war against this absurd that is being passed in Arizona.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  713. yes, I am a REAL American

    IF I had no opinion regarding this matter and simply read the comments here to form an opinion, I would only have to look at the intellect reflected in the comments already made. There is a clear difference in the levels of thoughtfulness and intelligence reflected in the 2 opposing views. Easy decision! It's a shame that a majority of people would form and express an opinion without educating themselves first and opening their minds to ALL the facts and possibilites.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  714. Frank N Stein

    Hey Doll-face,

    No one forced you to come to this country.

    I'm asking you to leave.

    You have a problem with our laws? Get back to your Columbia Paradise, or is that not good enough for you?

    Your mouth can say whatever it wants, but while your feet are in the United States you are a hypocrite.

    Get back. Go home

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  715. DARC

    Ok, so why are they targieting only hispanics, specifically Mexicans? so I am hispanic, born and raised here, carrying an ID?? yes, we are all suppose to carry one anyway. Target only hispanics??? ahhh no. We have black people that are hispanic or from another country that might be illegal and also white looking people that can be from europe and they arent going to target them because they look black and white, but yet us hispanics will be? I dont agree with that. Yes, being illegal is a crime but everyone needs to shut their mouth and stop targeting MEXICANS like yall call them. I dont care where people come from, if you are illegal then you are illegal but STOP targeting just us brown people. I highly doubt that the bill specifies hispanics or Mexicans like yall say it. Some of yall need to grow the hell up and think before you post something on here. I am sick and tired of this. Focus on everyone that came in illegal not just us brown people. You might not realize but whoever focuses on us is being racist. Lets try to leave that behind if we can.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  716. Jason

    I am all for it, if you want to come to this country do it the legal way. If it bothers you that someone that suspects you are not here legally can ask you to prove you are legal maybe you should leave. I am happy to show anyone my proof of ID and citizenship. I obey the laws, I have nothing to hide. I think people that get caught here illegally should be punished for breaking the law.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  717. christine

    Just to pipe in. I am 1st generation American. Mom from Sweden, Dad from Russia. Both familes sold everything they own, Dad gave up career as a physician to come to this country LEGALLY. Dad worked in a coal mine. I was married to a guy that is 100% latino, his family can trace their heritage in Arizona prior to Arizona receiving statehood (over 100 years ago). He identifies himself as an American, not latino, not hispanic, not chicano, not Mexican American. His family has a very strong, rich culture though. My 3 children are 1/2 (insert Hispanic, Latino, whatever they prefer to identify themselves as). My sister is 1/2 (see above) hispanic. My sister's ex-husband was an illegal alien from Mexico, but has since became a citizen. Point is, I do live in Arizona. and we do have a HUGE problem. Crime/violence is out of control. And if you can't tell a legal from an illegal, then how can you tell a drug dealer/coyotoe from a "good" family man who is just trying to feed his family. You can't. Additionally, why isn't everybody up in arms w/ Mexico or Colombia, etc for violating HUMAN rights, not just civil rights? Why dont' they fix the problems in those countries so their citizens don't flee? I am for the bill, I don't think it's racial profiling. My friend from Australia was here visiting me and we got stopped by border patrol. Detained for 2 hours while they checked her docs... HMMMM, Australia???

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  718. Peter

    to "G-lo";
    as for "This used to be Mexican territory until the "white man" stole it!",
    The acquisition of the Arizona and New Mexican territories was a PURCHASE !
    The only thing the Mexican government had done for many years with that part of the country was to MURDER Apache and Navajo and
    offer a cash bounty on the heads of Apache men, women, AND children to bounty hunters!
    And they didn't even want it until the "White Man" found Gold there!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  719. Draeggo

    Since we are going to pick and choose what laws we are going to follow then this must mean my redneck bros and I can get our assault rifles and take matters into our own hands. We'll just ignore the laws that protect us all... right????

    Of course not... get a grip people. Obey the law or suffer the consequences... not unlike Somalia and other places that law is no longer an enforced rule of civilization.

    Screw the english teachers on here too. If bad english taints your view towards a person then you don't have the answer either because you are too busy judging people to listen.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  720. boobie

    To those who oppose this law a few questions for you.
    Why should our tax dollars go to help these people?
    Why should our dollars go to feed them and give them medical care? We have enough people in the country that are in need why should we be paying for other countries people? One comment I saw above said arn't we all immigrants, well no I was born here so was my father, grandfather, great grandfather and so on. My family has been here many generations somewhere along the line are the native americans. If people want to come here so bad them they should do it legally, is that so much to ask?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  721. Defender of the USA

    She needs to get a life!

    The only reason these people are protesting is because they have something to hide. My grandparents came to the U.S. from Mexico LEGALLY!!!!! Learned English, paid taxes, never went on welfare, worked hard, and loved this country!

    Remember this... when a state is 80% Hispanic~Latino~Mexican then 80% of the population asked for their immigration status will be Hispantic~Latino~Mexican. Duh! Wake Up!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  722. Jess

    All wake up and smell the roses, this is as political as it gets, why didn't Arizona pass this law under Bush?? He was in office 8 yrs. why now? Well you know the answer to that one, Republicans know there is hate in America and know exactly how to bring it to the surface, its a pawn game to them, they want to be in office at all cost, if it wasn't immigration it would be something else, did you forget One Man/One Woman not so long ago??

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  723. ea

    The comment saying, "Every American except for Native Americans is an immigrant." is just plain wrong. I am not an immigrant. I was born in the USA. My ancestors may have been immigrants but I am not an immigrant.

    Also, think where the Native Americans would be right now had they enforced some immigration laws back in the day!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Fred

    Know your place Shik. South of the United States.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  725. azsiouxboy

    boocat – This is from SB 1070s –
    11 A. An employer shall not knowingly employ an unauthorized alien. If,
    12 in the case when an employer uses a contract, subcontract or other
    13 independent contractor agreement to obtain the labor of an alien in this
    14 state, the employer knowingly contracts with an unauthorized alien or with a
    15 person who employs or contracts with an unauthorized alien to perform the
    16 labor, the employer violates this subsection.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  726. armstrong

    I am originally from Colombia too. But I am a US. citizen now, I married an native American citizen, I am educated I have an MBA, I speak 3 languages and I pay my taxes........but I am short, my hair is brown and my skin color is not white. So I will have to carry my papers all the time. Even when I have my babies with me because I look LATINA.......this is not fair! I know the illegal immigration is a huge problem and somehow the government needs to fix it soon, but this is not the right way. We should just fine companies and employers for hiring illegal immigrants, treat as criminals those illegal immigrants that commit crimes here and legalized those that work and pay taxes (because some of them do it regardless of their status), and have a clean record. Just by doing that the country will see a huge difference....I love US very much, and I love Colombia too. I guess I ma so blessed and lucky that I have the best of both worlds….yes, Colombia has a lot of problems. You guys are right…and in every single problem that other country has…We United States is there…..so today was Shakira here but couple years ago was Busch in Iraq. What is the difference? I know that those who are in the same level that me will have an smart, polite and educated answer and those who are not in a high level will just answer with what they can………

    April 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  727. Isha

    Oh CRAP, WAIT SHOULDNT I HAVE SAID, "THANK YOU" "EST.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  728. AlV

    The racist comments on this wall put an end to the argument the supporters of this law have when they say, "if you are here LEGALLY you have nothing to worry about." It proves beyond-a-doubt EVERY brown skinned has a legitimate right to be concerned with this law. It legalizes the treatment of Latinos as second-class citizens, period. For every person who espouses the "liberties" and "freedoms" this great nation has to offer in one hand, while with the other supporting this law and saying there is nothing wrong with, shame on you.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  729. dubz

    I'm thinking the real news here is not *what* Shakira thinks about the AZ law, but rather that CNN thinks we care what Shakira thinks.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  730. boocat

    What should be done, is the companies that employ illegals should be prosecuted

    April 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  731. dave

    I am a U.S. born citizen with a latin family background. My wife and step son are from Colombia and are here legally. We went through the channels and I paid for the Visas, and multiple fees that were associated with them coming to our wonderful country. Alot of people in Latin American countries wish to come to America, they are waiting in line until a Visa is available to do it correctly, Legally. When people come over with mariage visas, proof of support has to be provided so they will not burden the country economically. A law, is a law and needs to be enforced, until the law is changed. If you do not have the votes to change a law, then you either have to modify what you are trying to do or somehow get more votes. You shouldn't just stop enforcing the law. (I am talking about Federal law, not Arizona law)

    Perhaps, raise the quota of legal immigrants to 5 times what it currently is, alot of these issues could be solved. I know it cost alot for my family to come here, and I would love for my wife's sister to come here also and would be happy to sponser her, but currently that isn't even possible or the waiting list is something like 10 years long.

    Just because a country is on the border does not give them the right to just walk across, as they are affecting people all over who want to come here legally and can't due to their illegal entering of our country.

    Just my 2cents

    April 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  732. Richard Marks

    Just think of all the wetbacks that could be collected at the rallies!!! VUVA la INS.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  733. icare

    i am of latin descendants and my forefathers had to come here and become legal and learn english. the illegal people in this country need to do this right. However, the u.s. government needs to stop the flow of the illegals...How come we can't stop people coming across illegally? Because someone doesn't see it as a problem...time to wake up politicians!!!! get off your rumps and do your job!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  734. Isha

    THANKS "EST"

    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  735. Landshark

    svscnn April 29th, 2010 1:33 pm ET

    The fact that Shakira, a COLOMBIAN citizen, is "protesting" a U.S. state law regarding U.S. immigration policy enforcement is just hilarious to me.

    That the Phoenix mayor is indulging her is not.
    ============================================
    He just want to see that Azz!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  736. Addy

    isha...shouldn't it be...she doesn't sing WELL in english...

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  737. Zendizzy

    Ok Shakira, imagine you had a concert and you said I want the tickets to be free and everyone came. Then the coliseum started to fill up and some order was needed so people were told to stand in a line so the coliseum would not overcrowd and kill people and most people stood in the line. Then a bunch of people start jumping the fence and overcrowding the coliseum, putting people in danger and not allowing the people in line to come in. People who waited legally for their turn and now can't come because the coliseum is to full. Would it be wrong to have security throw these line cutters out of the concert? It's not about race it is about right and wrong and illegal immigrants are wrong they have cheated honest foreign citizens of their chance to be immigrants. So how about you stand for all the people who are trying to get here legally if you want to do what's right.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  738. Mike

    I'm surprise that everyone is posting comments, I have not read anything of value. I'm a native American and truth be told everyone else is a immigrant, Everyone that is not native american should have to carry papers. United States is a diversify country last I heard, with God help it will stay that way.

    Honestly- the new law is not only for the mexicans (some people are so ignorant) it would be for all illegals. Mexicans are not the only people in the untied States illegal. I'm reading lots of prejudice profiling.

    Haters- should stop the diarrhea of the mouth it stinks!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  739. Wan Valdes

    S Shr said "Every American except for Native Americans is an immigrant. Why do we forget this simple fact?" Well American Indians came from Eurasia, why does everyone forget that?? They probably killed off the small number of Vikings that had settled here before them. So, they did not sprout out of the ground as all the knuckle heads would have you believe. Anyway, immigration is only good for the time it is good, then it is no longer good. Got it? Immigration is especially bad when the people immigrating hate the country they are immigrating to. Understand?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  740. m

    Makes you wonder if they forget what this country was built on, it is many cultures that make up this country, and not all hispanics are here illegally. There are probably white people that are here illegally.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  741. Lynard

    Is she even an American citizen??? who friggin cares what she thinks?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  742. Rob

    Shakira doesn't have a dog in the fight so to speak and as for Linda – if she's so supportive of illegal immigrants – she should pass out her own social security number for them to use. I think the all the US citizens who's ID is being fraudulently used would appreciate the relief.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  743. Landshark

    Ricardo101 – just how many non-hispanic illegal immigrants do you think cross the boarder from Mexico to Ariz? I'll just go ahead and tell you, NOT TOO MANY if any.....

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  744. svscnn

    The fact that Shakira, a COLOMBIAN citizen, is "protesting" a U.S. state law regarding U.S. immigration policy enforcement is just hilarious to me.

    That the Phoenix mayor is indulging her is not.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  745. big hoss

    Ok. 75% of legal voters in Arizona support this law. What is the problem? If you don't want to carry your resident alien card, drivers license or passport, what are you trying to hide?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  746. she needs to sit her ass down somewhere!

    I got an idea.. why don't she take her ass over to mexico and protest them for the way they treat their citizens. And she can do some charity work there and help build the place up.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  747. Constanza

    Good one Shaki!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  748. jaego

    I can only imagine that the Native Americans wished they would have had such a law in place when the Mayflower landed.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  749. USis4UScitizens

    What is the big deal about proving your a citizen? If you're not a legal citizen then you need to leave – simple. I don't understand the problem – YOUR HERE ILLEGALLY – YOU NEED TO GO! "But we've been here for years and you're breaking up our family" you say. So you've taken, taken, taken and really don't care to become a citizen otherwise you'd become one (after 20 years) instead of rallying for legal right (?) to stay here because you're so good a avoiding the law in the first place. Illegal? = deport!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  750. wildcat-matt

    You mean why go after the illegal immigrants, right? I dont think any of us have a problem with the legals.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  751. azsiouxboy

    anonymous this is from SB 1070s – 11 A. An employer shall not knowingly employ an unauthorized alien. If,
    12 in the case when an employer uses a contract, subcontract or other
    13 independent contractor agreement to obtain the labor of an alien in this
    14 state, the employer knowingly contracts with an unauthorized alien or with a
    15 person who employs or contracts with an unauthorized alien to perform the
    16 labor, the employer violates this subsection.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse