Cypress Hill and Pitbull have canceled their respective gigs in Arizona in protest of SB 1070.
On Monday, the band posted this message on their website:
“In a show of resistance to the criminalization of immigrant communities and in opposition to SB1070, recently signed into Arizona legislation, Cypress Hill has elected to cancel a performance scheduled in Tucson for May 21, 2010. This decision was made in an effort to show support and solidarity with those, undocumented and otherwise, being directly affected by this unconstitutional "law." Cypress Hill recognizes those living in the struggle for their basic civil rights. Rise Up!”
Pitbull is also taking a stand. In a tweet from Taipei, the artist said he's canceling his concert in Phoenix on May 31. "How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them," he added. "It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4.”
Pitbull and Cypress Hill are just the latest stars to speak out against the recently signed law. Shakira voiced her opposition to the law in late April, and Robert Rodriguez issued an “illegal” Cinco de Mayo trailer for his upcoming movie “Machete” with a special message tucked in there just for Arizona.
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I'm proudly 50% Mexican and 50% Apache and I feel that we are all in the same line waiting to succeed just so happens that some of us cut in front of the line taking up a spot that could've been for someone who stood in line properly. I want to clarify that Mexicans aren't the only people who are here illegal. We have Chinese,Haitian,honduren,etc and when it comes to immigrants well some of us have to do some research on our ancestry! I totally agree that immigrants should come the correct way just like all the other people who went through the process.....don't cut in front of the line!
I guess all my Cypress Hill CD's & DVD's will be joining all my Rage Against the Machine materials in the trash! How could you guys side with Federal Criminals over your Legal Fans who are Citizens of The United States? What a disappointment!
Worthless so called band. Geez you would think they need the money! I had no idea they were even still around. We love it when a bunch of punk @ss has beens don't come to our state. Stay away losers!!!!
HAS ANYONE SEEN this YET??: If you don't like the HEAT (SB1070) get your a$$ out of ARizona!!
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP: If you don't like the heat (SB1070) get your a$$ out of ARizona!!
and please dont even try to comapre it to nazis ,,,,no one is rouding up hispanics and putting them into stoves and makeing them where stars of david and branding them wit numbers. were not stealing their items ...raping theri women and children.. we r not doing medical experments on anyone nor taking them out side and shooting everyone....i am jewish my grandfather a halcaust survivor and take deep offence to that tell me how it compares to the nazis
"Can't deport us all!" Chingo Bling but damn you wish you could! Immigration has always been hard on hispanic that won't stop till we're the majority! (Wait till the next election before you reply to that one). Treat us how you want, it will come back around! Now "illegals" should be taxed and if found guilty of a crime here or elsewhere then that individual should be dealt with accordingly. BUT the real reason for this new law is not to deport "illegals" so don't fool yourself, AZ is going through an economic crisis and the largest community is the hispanic one, "so let's pull over 500,000 hispanics write them a ticket and fine them" this is the reason for SB 1070 tell me I'm wrong!
i agree with you and also the new law of immigration is not a very good idea!!!!!
i agree wit yu
Wow I thought these losers were either death or in jail. I am sure everyone in AZ thanks you for not further befouling their state....way to get in the press!
When will people wake up and realize our world is becoming over populated. Letting down borders is not the answer. How far will we let it go before the world can't sustain us.
This is gangsta music anyway.
How many drug / Cartel related kidnappings / murders are occuring in Arizona?
Besides, there are people coming accross that border that want to kill us!!!
All this talk, just because you have to show ID (proof of residency). You have to do that anyways, anywhere, if a cop suspects you of something. Arizona, good on you! The rest of you, mind your own business if you don't live there. Every state has a right to live the way they want to.
Last point, "violate their civil rights"? What rights? Illegals should not have any rights – they are illegal! Civil Rights are for citizens and immigrants legally in this country.
Reply to Proud "Well at least illegal immigrants want to work, unlike US citizens that can work decide not to because of lazyness and specially because they know the Government will support with housing, medicaid, medicare, link etc......is that not affecting our finacial status???"
The problem isn't that the illegals don't work, they don't pay taxes, so they are not eligible for benefits, which allows them to work off the books, keep the cash, and then still apply for charity care, medicaid, etc...that drains our economy even more than our lazy americans, which i agree, we have too many of those as well.
EEUU is the is this freedom!?? No this law is one more terrible example of how prjudice, racism, and no tolerence is all about!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT!! NO ONE CAN BE ABOVE THE LAW, BUT EIHTER CAN'T BE ABOVE THE HUMAN RIGHTS!!! BEING ILEGALL IS NOT A CRIME..!! BEING INHUMANE IT IS~~!!!
Well, firstable a job is a contract , a job can't be taken jus't that easy, is not something that you can take and put in the back pack, o still it in the middle on the night, it is a common agreement and is the ilegal the blame as the one that gives them the chance to work for cheap labor! The system of immigration is built to almost deny a visa just because I don't like you or because I can say no! all of that time waiting fo rmy interview witn INS is reduce to a DENY ...after people spent nearly 1500 dll to apply , and 6 months later or a year is they are lucky to have a good representative an say YES , is great! But most of the time is not like that, then it comes the need to jump the fence, because they were deny by some xenophobic! This is what I think !!!
The ones that came here first, have no right to deny the oportunity that was given to them, and let's remember that mayflower Episode!!! WE are all from somewhere and is fair to give the oportunnity to progress fairly, not because you re Mexican or Latino will be automatic in deny ! That's the real reason why so much ilegal, becasue the only way to come here is accesible is you are of white descendence or ar rich! Or From Europe...Think abour how hard if for the poor to be granted a permit if they would give them a chance it would be seasonal instead of hide till next year..but is all about beurocracy and a fail of commitment to the needed.
Sen (guy on right) is just worried he'll get picked up in Az. as an illegal himself....and thats all there is to it! (Cyprus fans please withhold the "how would you know loser" comments please.... facts are facts)
Somehow, I don't feel I'll ever miss their music if I never hear it again!
hey fed up legal resident,
You want to know why there are so many mexicans in California, nevada, and Arizona, cause this used to be Mexico you ignorant hick! Why don't you go back to europe if that's how you feel. there are no mexicans there. You will be much happier and so will we! Now take your valium and go lay down...
RISE UP as there CD states. ya right. more like run for the hills...
Cypress Hill are a bunch of p00ntangs. biggest cop out ever. how is not showing up showing ANY support? first off i live in tucson AZ. the bill really isnt that big of a deal. people are making it way bigger than it already is. legal's have every right to sue if they feel unjustified. how is that a low blow? everyone believe too much sh-it get you OWN opinion. people, u glue your brains to pixilated lies. fu-kin disgusts me.
anyways cypress hill are a bunch of p00ns. if they had any CLUE and were really trying to "voice their opinion"(because thats what artists do right?) they would come to AZ and strait protest in person! NOT run for the hills. what good is that. they should of made a huge seen down here in az. WHAT good is them going to other concerts and saying "ya we didn't go to AZ cuz the new bill YAAAA!"..... people in those states dont care as much than down here. brainwashed dumbaresses. go DO something cypress not just say fu-ck it and run from their fans who not only got them were they are today, but take heart in what cypress tells them. so much more could have been done if they came and voiced themselves..
I have never heard of the band so to me it is no apparent loss. This country is getting way to liberal with the allowing and condoning of illegal immigrants in this country. It is about time we enforce the laws associated with being a legal citizen. Wake up America!!!!!
Why they check tickets at entry of show then? Wouldn't it be consistent to allow "un-ticketed" concert attendants?
and in related news the largest manufacturer of snow shoes decided to stop selling their products in southern Arizona in protect of this new law.
no one noticed that, either.
Well, I've read the law (it's available at http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf), and it's overtly racist from beginning to end. Why would anyone have expected differently, given the content of the supporting messages above?
That's "traitors", not "traders", you ignorant hick.
HELL YEAH!!!! LET'S JUST LET ALL THE ILLEGALS OF THE WORLD COME ON IN. DON'T PROTECT OUR BORDERS, SURE, WE WANT TO BE ATTACKED BY ALL... PEOPLE GET RICH OFF SUCH ATTACKS AND HELL, WE DON'T VALUE OUR FAMILIES, OUR FREEDOMS OR OUR LIVES, SO WHY NOT JUST LET THEM ALL COME ON IN. COMMON SENSE DOES NOT PREVAIL ANYMORE. IT IS NOW RARE SENSE. ONLY A FEW OF US POSSESS THAT GOD GIVEN GIFT. WE DON'T VALUE GOD ANYMORE EITHER SO WHY NOT KEEP GOING LIKE WE ARE. WE ARE SURELY DOOMED!!!!
I am personally sick and tried of everywhere I turn I see a million and one mexicans that should not legally be in my country. If they want to legally come here then go through the LEGAL process. Even our grocery stores all have the labels even in 'spanish' now.... What are you seriuos? Of course no one takes into account that this cost more money to print and I as a US consumer pick up the tab with higher grocery bills.... Shall I go on, Medicare, Hospitals, our jobs, crime, drugs, gangs.... Hell most of our US jobs have all went down to Mexico anyway, why would they want to come here. Get a job of ours in your own country. I also agree, if I want to go to France, I just don't go to the airport and say hey " Give me a ticket to France", they would laugh as soon as I tell the agent I DO NOT have a passport.... It's called a LAW for a reason! It's about time that Americans stand up in every State and tell our elected officals, enough is enough! If they are here legally then they shoul not care about getting stopped by the police... RIght? Otherwise, suck it up and get use to our NEW laws. I say for go for it Arizona, it's about time someone stands up!
Dumba$$ Governor = Less Business = Huge deficit = no more Dumba$$ Governor
Wayne, you are a stereo typical redneck aren't you? Probably a tea bagger who's been tea bagged one to many times..lol lawns and taco bells ...that's original.. you should be on stage somewhere.. Not sure you really know your history, but arizona used to be mexico numb nuts. 30% of Arizona ARE US citizens dumba$$. besides there are more non-hispanics on welfare than any other nationality. that's because they work and do jobs others feel it's beneath them. you sound like one of them.yeah in 2030 hispanics who are American citizens will be the majority you ignorant baboon.. I hope you like tacos..lol
Boycott Arizona = Less Business = Laying off legal minorities = Turning Minorities to a Life Of Crime
It seems the boycotters are managing to do more damage than enforcing a law that would protect legal minorities, not hurt them.
Boycott Arizona: You're right. By 2030 Hispanics WILL probably be the majority but it won't mean a thing since most of them won't be able to vote because they came here illegally.
Oh well..I'd better run out and stock up on water, can goods, candles, and all the other necessities I'll need since the economy is about to come to a grinding halt because these two marginally successful artists won't be coming to our state. So who are you really hurting by not coming to Tucson, where the majority of the population is Mexican and Latino? By doing so, you're only taking food out of the mouths of the very ones you're supposed to be supporting. Now, Pitbull, I'll really believe you're a supporter and advocate when I read stories of how you're using all the money you're taking from your own people and putting even 1% of it back into the poverty stricken communities that could use it. And Cypress Hill, who are they? I'm sure one of Phoenix's 200 persons capacity night clubs will survive their cancellation. LOL
Illegal is illegal no matter how you try to change the meaning. If you want to be here so bad, go through the proper channels instead of sneaking through the back door.
Listen, I am all for people coming from other places and wanting to be here, but to all of you who have come from some place else and became legal tax paying citizens, first look after your fellow immigrants coming here andhelp them to become legal too. My argument is about immigrants it's about people who have lived her for years and chosen not to become legal. Sorry folks but that is living off of tax paying Americans both natural and legal immigrants. I don't live in Arizona so I don't know how hispanic and latino communities are treated but in a way this a witch hunt for anyone of color but the best way to fight the system is to start wit being legal!
nope not their fault, but not our problem- the illegals come here and spit out kids and try to use those kids as their anchors on this country- not going to work, shouldn't work- regardless if born in this country they're still conceived by illegals...
What about the kids that were 2 years old that got brought here illegaly is it their fault they got brought her that way?
who cares about what 'cypress hill' and 'pitbull' think YO! WORD TO YOUR MOTHER!
Maybe by 2020 we'll have started issuing hunting licenses and have a long hunting season each year- they always increase the hunting season for deer when the population gets out of control- i imagine it would work in other areas too......
to Boycott Arizona- i guess by 2030 we'll all have immaculate lawns then huh? and tacobells will replace the starbucks on every street corner- viva revolution!
Good–their music, if that is what you call it– is just loud noise. Since they are so against the law let them intercept the drug runners and take the bullets instead of putting law enforcement and citizens in danger.
I am proud of Arizona for doing what the FEDS should have done.
Who is Cypress Hill? Never heard of them.. Are they important? Oh I remember..
Jump jump jump everybody jump.. Those doughdags! hahahaha
what a pitty !!! We will survive though. lol
Proud- notice how all you can do is call names. Face it bro, you lost this argument because there IS NO GOOD ARGUMENT FOR IT! thir isnt. You make fun of a legal immigrant for doing something you claim you cant do. you cap all over thoes who show real love for the country you leach off of. Im not saying just blame illegals..we need to nail the companies that hire them too. You just cant seem to grasp the point that ILLEGAL immigration is a crime. and this law (which MIRRORS existing fed law) is not racist or mean spirited. Sorry mate, but just cuz you got away with something fo 20 yrs dosent mean when it catched up with you they are wrong.
Proud do me a favor..change your name. you are not a proud American. If you were you would Demand our laws be respected here, just as i ould respect the laws in any of the other countries i visited. You are also not a proud Latino. If you were you would demand your people be better than petty criminals and demand they hold themselves to a higher standard. have a nice day
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! GO AZ!!
GO ARIZONA!! gee what a shocker.. 2 stupid thugs preaching violence against women, drug use, other criminal activity are against law abiding citizens...
Hey cyprus hill and pit pull...if you are so against this 'racist, evil ' law so much, better leave the country too. why? because it MIRRORS a fedferal law thats been in use over 50 yrs!!! you may want to go to one of thoes enlightened countries that have no immigration laws, like mexico.,.,.,oh wait they have STRICTER laws! how bout viva los canada...hhmmm wait..no their stricter too. well golly gee jimminy. i guess youll just have to ask the UN for advice where to go. they would know about freedom, and peace and all the stuff you like. after all thy put iran on the council on peace and womens right.
Arizona will reap what is sow.. wouldnt pass the king holiday.. Oh get ready the former slaves are going to rebel and blood will flow to the horsers bridle.. Allah has a grievous chastisment in store for America.. keep watching the weather
mad props for cypress hill and pitbull......eventually the government of az will realize how retarded their actions were......especially if the state has to declare bankruptcy.........keep up the boycott
I have never heard of Pitbull and Cypress Hill is a one hit wonder from the 1990s. Who's next to protest this law that almost 70% of Americans oppose? The guy who sang Because I Got High and some contestant from American Idol season 3?
Oh and Also....Chris is a Teabagger.
Chris – You are way too proud of your ignorance. You must be a very lonely person.
chris mom is my slave
Chris go back and tell your family your sister is your sister not your wife..lol And what right do you have to make jokes of trailers. you live in one on milk crates..lol
By 2030, hispanics will be the majority in this nation. Deal with it!
being legal its just a paper
wow, that was original- how about this? – go back and tell your mexican family that chickens are food not roommates and just because a trailer can hold 75 mexicans, doesn't mean that it SHOULD.
like their law abiding citizens <<<< lool
Were in a white power wake up era.
Yeah, just we don't care about your uneducated opinions. Now go kiss your sister chris.
see, your argument is invalid because those OTHER people have legal LICENSES- where as immigrants who don't belong here DON'T
Police stop people all the time for minor traffic offenses, jaywalking and the like. Even reasonably careful drivers and pedestrians can expect to get pulled over by police occasionally. In practice, just about everyone routinely drives above the speed limit or jaywalks. Most people engage in these or other minor violations of local and state law virtually every day. How many people usually drive under the speed limit? In practice, therefore, police armed with the authority of the Arizona law can find justification for stopping and demanding papers of almost anyone whom they think might potentially be an illegal alien; certainly anyone going anywhere in a car driving above the speed limit.
great thing i don't care about random people's opinions huh?
Chris, you sound like trash, white or not..lol
not to mention your threats don't mean much when they're not in english...huh? wha? taco?
Good luck with that, your culture still processes it's food by grinding it with rocks- i'm not worried that your technology is going to catch up with us quick enough to be any threat- adios amigo
That's funny, Chris. The day is coming when we'll pay you back. As for the Uncle Toms siding with the racists like Chris, perhaps you'll understand when you find yourself at the end of a rope swinging from a tree.
Someone needs to give Ajagbe a smallpox blanket, then he'll see why white people are here...
Your mother's an idiot. You may as well be white.
Got a little anger problem Ajabe?? And what makes you think I'm white, you idiot? WRONG.
All WHITE FOLKS are here illegally. Who invited you here? Go back home to Europe!
DIRTY, NASTY, PUTRID WHITE SUPREMACISTS!!!
Legal Resident – you must be a dirty Nazi bigot. Your mother's an illegal.
Nazizona Republicans are LITERALLY a bunch of dirty Nazis.
bravo to Arizona/standing ovation for them
shame on you pitbull and Cypress/pitbull we dont even like you in Florida
You must be an illegal., and ignorant as well. Crawl back into your hole.
thats funny its spelled Nazi Germany and they would have put you in a death camp, we'll just send you home (if you came here the wrong way). so i fail to see the connection to the SS.
I hope the ENTIRE PLANET boycotts Nazizona! Make these Nazis scream!
Yet another in a long line of folks who haven't actually read the law.
Or have read it and just wanted to twist the law to make a political statement and get some free publicity
From what I hear, I wouldn't want them in Az -they are trash druggies.
How sad that the music which once spoke for social commentary is now cowardice and pathetic. If Cypress Hill was the band I supported all these years they would take the stage and use the microphone as a sounding board against injustice. Instead, they hide behind skirts of rest of the whiners who are too weak to take a stand, but instead punish those of us who may not agree with the law but can do little about it on a day to day basis as we struggle to survive in a state that the rest of the country is going to convert into a third world nation to teach us a lesson. Be careful, you may not like the lesson we're learning.
I think the racist rhetoric that has been used to justify the two laws is far more offensive than the laws themselves. (showing your papers, no ethnic studies in schools) I don't agree with the laws, myself, but I think it's just a grave disagreement about how best to raise the quality of life for people. The rhetoric, though, makes me sick.
The State of Arizona deserves a round of applause of standing its ground.
Who cares what a bunch of losers like Pitbull or whatever thinks..they can't even properly dress themselves. Rest of this country needs to stop being passive about illegal immigration.
Why don't they botcott the USA since the AZ law mirrors the federal immigration law? It sad that all the anti immigration law defenders use the fact that this country was founded by immigrants but never make mention to the disrespect that the legal immigrants feel from the illegals that live by the motto of "those laws dont apply to me". everyone who is against the immigration law ask yourself, would you condem an officer who was investigating a burglary? No? whats the difference illegals are trespassing and stealing from everyone. you know what lets get rid of SB 1070 and enforce the immigration laws of the offenders home country would that be better? Illegals should not be afforded the same protection that legal immigrants are!
oh no! what will people of Arizona do now?
So, if by passing a law that is strict against illegal immigrants, it will keep other lowlifes out of the state? man..i wish my state passed a similar law...
I'm sure this just breaks Arizona's heart.
Tu Mona....if you don't follow the rules and laws of the US, you disrespect the US. I work hard and have all my life. Mexicans are not the only people on this earth that do. What is your problem with trying to get here LEGALLY??
they are going to make a song for all the young people agains AZ....and in favor immigration..
Do you think that the goverment have to debate immigration now????
Whats the point? that law is to waist money hello people the government is waisting their time and money Bolive me Mexicans Are one of the most hard working people in the US .You should be thankfull they work for this country and ALWAYS WORK FOR LESS THAN WHAT THEY SHOULD ISENT THAT INOF BS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH really all you are doing is giving them a FREE Ride to MEXICO AND IN LESS THAN ONE MUNTH THEY ARE BACK. WHY YOU ASK?BECAUSE THEY LOVE THIS COUNTRY JUST AS MUCH OR EVEN MORE THAN A AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!!!!
The worst part is that the people of Arizona HAVE NO SAY in this stupid legislation and all these boycotts will ultimalty hurt the people they are trying to help!! I do not want people to confuse how this all happened.
As a citizen of Arizona I am outraged that this is something that could pass without a vote from the poeple! I truely hope that the pressure on the state would repeal this measure however it is not likeley.
In the end the people will suffer due to others misundestanding that boycotting the state will take away taxes and leave the citizens holding the bag!
Latinoluva, you are a racist and anyone belonging to La Raza organization are bigoted. Let me tell you why. If I were to start a white organization called "The Race", I would be called racist, bigoted, and put in the same category as the KKK and white supremicists, which I would be. "La Raza" organizations are just hispanics being bigoted against everyone else.
CNN, please include Spell Check with the comment box.
I still think Cypruss Hill should move their concert to Nogales, sing for free and donate all their profits to a legalization fund for immigrants – because they sing for the love not the money right? (oh and I heard their ticket sales may have had them cancel anyway – great way to save face)
Well here citizen get busted by red light and speed cameras every day – want a free pass – have a Mexico plate
How do this infants get though the day? Taking a stand would be cool if you actually had your facts straight and did a little reading. This law is in no way criminalizing immigrant communities. It's simply directing police to ask for identification if they are pursuing someone as part of a possible crime.
Sometimes I think ignorance should be crimminalized.
Boo Hoo...Arizona doesn't get to host a group of thugs glorifying violence, drugs and ghetto life.
Good riddance to Cypress Hill and Pitbull. Stay in California and don't pollute Arizona with your pathetic noise.
Okay Robbie, so you wouldn't mind helping out the homeless person by giving him money to start a living, correct? Thought so, hypocrite. One penny isn't going to cut it, big boy.
Cypress Hill and Pitbull offering to assist theese illegal immigrants?? What the hell are you thinking? Even Shikira wouldn't. They are all talks!! They all prob illegals anyways!
We are having a special election in Maricopa County – ground zero for illegal immigration in Arizona – and the two candidates for County Attorney (called the District Attorney on other parts of the country) include Rick Romley, who called for a veto of SB1070, and Bill Montgomery, a West Point Graduate and career prosecutor who has pledged to enforce SB1070 fully and fairly. We are asking people around the country to show support for SB1070 by donating to Bill's campaign in the amount of $10.70. Everyone can afford it and it gives people a chance to show support in an active way. You can donate online at:
Let's take a united stand for the rule of law!
makes great marketing tool. so i'll be contributing $10.70 to soundstrike, to help continue their efforts against the racist immigration law in arizona. coming from teabagger texas i understand the importance to keep ANY part of a southern state free and fair.
And the ten people that were coming to see them are bummed.
Get over it. Illegal immigrants are Illegal immigrants. They don't have rights afforded to US citizens. End of story.
Arizona must be doing something right if a bunch of thugs don't like it.
All they are doing is hurting their fans by not performing. However, the inclusion of Cypress Hill in this article confounds me, as they havent had a hit in what...15 years? Pitbull is great! Its a shame he's punishing his fans by not playing AZ. The people cant be held accountable for the actions of the state legislature. Right?
Robbie.... Sorry to tell you but i am a full blooded Mexican who actually did get citizenship and i would actually know way more then you about how hard it is to live and support your family when you do not have anyones support. I never heard my family complain on how hard it was to raise us even thou' they worked probably 10xs harder then you ever had or ever will.
If the U.S. gives all the illegals here in this country status as a legal citizens what's going to happen 10 years from now when there are 300,000 plus more that have crossed the boarder illegally? It will never stop so I oppose legalizing them. They need to do it the proper way like all the legal immigrants did. It again shows how illegals want something for nothing. Plus they are trashing our neighborhoods and those that deny that are the ones that are living in those neighborhoods. Just visit predominantly Mexican/Hispanic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It's like little Mexico. They have no pride being here in the United States. And for those saying why we are picking on the Hispanics...well duh we live near the Mexican boarder. Of course the majority will be of that decent. But I don't care where you came from...if you are illegally here you need to be deported right away.
when reading the typical white hick response, "who are they." Typical John Denver, and Kenny Roger leg lickers. Its good to hear that all ties are being terminated in reference to entertainment and businesses. Ive read the law and its just plain racism. White folk just try to find other ways to justify the law and find lavish ways to portray the law as non racist. Its plain racism and I hope all ties are completely cut off and good for Cypress Hill and Pitbull, other artists and companies will follow. Viva La Raza.
These guys suck anyway.
I, too, applaud the State of Arizona taking a stand against illegal immigrants. While this country was built on immigrants, my family came over legally, learned English and paid taxes.
Everyone is welcome, but do your fair share. Don't have your children take up space in public school and you are not paying taxes to support it. Don't take up the emergency room when you are not paying taxes. I don't see Cypress Hill and Pitbull offering to assist these people.
well i applaud arizona on passing this bill i think texas needs to do the same im not against any mexicans comming to america but i am against it not being done the right way, no one is saying you cant come over at all just go through the steps... why is that so hard to understand and accept......
Robbie.....So is excluding a group of people from following the laws everyone else has to follow. For me it's a matter of if I have to follow all the rules, why should one group of persons be excluded from that. That's terrifying and frustrating to me. Illegal immigrants should be held to the same standards as legal citizens and follow the same rules and laws.
Introducing this law in AZ Changes what exactly? If a police is predisposed to pull over people of Color he is going to do it anyway.
In fact, I think this law will have the oppisite effect. There will be so much scrunity on the reason that a cop pulled over a Perp. that he does not want to take any heat for looking biased.
Think about it. Who wants Reverend Jackson calling you a racist.
And proud obviously lives in a sheltered world and has never had to deal with the ugly face of poverty. It must be nice to live in a world where everything is so black and white, and where reality is such a long way. Try to talking to a homeless person...you'll learn pretty quick that not wanting a job is USUALLY not the explanation.
No; I do not believe that illegal immigrants take away jobs from legal citizens of USA...the jobs most illegal immigrants have are jobs that legal citizens do not want and they beleive to be beneath them...especially when the legal citizens can just kick back and collect welfare...why work? At least people of hispanic decent typically have a strong work ethic!!
I work for a company with many hispanic people who are all here LEGALLY and they are good people. I agree with everyone who thinks we should boot out the illegals or make them go through the proper steps to become a legal citizen. I don't think this is targeted toward just hispanics but to anyone who enters the U.S. from any other country illegally. With all of the illegal people here it just creates a big cluster f**k for everyone. The legal people who want/need jobs can't get one cuz we have illegals working them for practically nothing. So once again I say...If you are here illegally then get the F*** out.
Ok, so the Arizona law is supposed to Mimic the Federal Law.
That is a good basis to form a law. Model it after an existing one which has been (eh hm) "Enforced" for years.
The big complaint seems to be that state employees are not competent to enforce the law but federal people are.
Are Federal People born from better Parents than State people?
Who is it that if is conducted by Federal people its all ok, but if a state employee trys to do it, the Crap hits the fan.
I think I know the reason. Because State people will find a way to enforce the law because they live in the state and want a law abiding state.
Where as the Federal People do not live there, so they have no incentive to enforce the existin laws.
I'm glad people in Arizona think they're the only ones who have to deal with illegal immigration. It's ridiculous to say that since you're not from the state you have no perspective on the issue.
My point is two fold:
a) cops don't actually need a good reason to pull people over. I was 17 once and I remember being pulled over every few days, searched and let go. Maybe AZ policemen are different and are saints who only do what's right, but I doubt it.
b) any law that seperates out a group of individuals and encourages their harassment is wrong. And you can't tell me that hispanic people in general, legal and illegal, won't be pulled over in greater numbers on "probable cause" and harassed.
Racism codified into law is a scary direction to head. Even if overall this law is harmless, the greater statement that one ethnic group can be legislated against is terrifying.
I wish it was that easy about illegal immigrants getting a free ride......Homeless are where they are because they want to be in that situation. Obviously they do not want jobs so guess what???Illigal immigrants are taking what yall don't want.hahaha!!!
to me, the bottom line is there is a right and wrong way to come into this country.
Bias is bias, especially when it is re-enforced by the state. I guess i am going to check my rearview more often this time. i foresee more rear-end collision in the future for Arizona.
I think if you are not here legally then get the F*** out.
so illegals gets a free ride from us hard working citizen. But yet our homeless citizen gets nothing?
Cool, now I can cancel my plans to attend any future Cypress Hill shows. I'm happy that they feel like they have the right to voice their opinion, however, I think I'll support the United States of America on this one. This is not a new law, it is just being enforced for the first time ever. Cypress Hill and Pitbull don't have to face the illegal immigration problems in Arizona every single day, the people that live there are the one's suffering with this. If the voters of Arizona decided to protect their own state, who are we to criticize them for it?! We don't have to live there, and shouldn't have an opinion on it, since this only affects Arizona. Only in America would we boycott a state that is standing up for the rights of American Citizens, over the rights of those without enough respect to obtain legal citizenship.
I so agree with you Jenny............
Unless you are a native American you can call yourself an "immigrant". Just because you were lucky enough to be born here (as I was) doesn't mean you understand what it is to be an American. The people who came here and worked hard to become legal citizens DO understand that. Unfortunately, we have yet to come to the realization that this country depends on the work and support of immigrants. That's what brought this country into being in the first place!
Nothing against immigrants it's illegal immigrants... This law is not only against illegal mexican immigrants but all that enter this country illegally. Before condemming the law try reading it!!!
it just seams that everyone that opposes the ariz. bill are illegal or related to an illegal. i am tired of our representatives doing what they want [boycott a state] instead of what the majority of people want. it is not even voted on, they just pass it. LETS GET RID OF THEM and put someone in there that listens to what we want.
Never Heard of Em, Here's a thought they want to ban us for enforcing a law the Feds refuse to enforce. Let's Stop buying their albums, this is nothing to do with race, it has to do with the Law.
Can we PLEASE ban Tejano music too, Im thinking we are on to something here.
CNN why are you deleating my post, is it because iam not mexican?
Joe.....Well aren't you guys lucky?!So now you can actually be added to the ignorant bunch too. yhey!!!!!!
I'm half hispanic. My dad came to this country legally. Got proper citizenship paperwork. Went to school. Learned proper English. You know...the right way. He didn't work this hard for nothing. Go Arizona.
David.....Very good point, I strongly agree with you...........
Rick.....Obviously you don't!!! So why don't you get off this page.
its amazing how you complain that hispanics are taking our jobs! its these white americans thats giving it to them so how can you possible blame them? the only thing they need to be blamed for is coming to America illegally.
I live in Arizona, Tucson specifically and I'm glad others outside the state are helping our efforts inside the state to get this law overturned so that a different policy can be adopted by reasonable minds. This law is driven by pure xenophobia and those more interested in scapegoating another group rather than correcting their own issues.
The kinds of people who back this law, and they are in the overwhelming majority, are not the kinds of people who can be swayed by spirited debate, reason, logic, or compromise. They understand money and they understand power.
I'm deeply ashamed to be associated with these bigots by living in the same state they do. I thought about leaving but I realized I can cause a hell of a lot more ruckus by staying here. Furthermore, I get the self-satisfaction of knowing they have to tolerate me being here. There is nothing (legal) they can do about it.
To the rest of the world, please keep up your efforts, but whatever you do, don't underestimate these people. They are operating from a position of fear manifesting itself as aggression and they are operating as a collective mind. I'm not saying they can't be defeated, but underestimating them is very dangerous. These people can be provoked to violent response by merely disagreeing with them.
They are fundamentally ignorant, predominately racist, and act with a degree of fervor I would almost describe as religious in nature. Stand your ground but please be very wise. They will strike without warning.
Good luck to all of us who still believe in reading books instead of burning them.
Awwwwww. Who cares?????
Let them go dig ditches, for all I care.
TO ALL DA IDIOTS OUT THERE... WHY ONLY MEXICANS... WHAT ABOUT THE MIDDLE EASTERS THAT COME INTO OUR COUNTRY TO BOMB OUR BEAUTIFUL CITIES AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE?? OVER WHAT RELIGION BELIEFS!!! COME ON NOW!!! AND NOT ONLY MEXICANS LIVE OFF WELFARE... YOU SHOULD WORK FOR A GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO FIND OUT HOW MANY NATIONALITIES LIVE OFF OUR GOVERNMENT SYSTEM
TO ALL DA IDIOTS OUT THERE... WHY ONLY MEXICANS... WHAT ABOUT THE MIDDLE EASTERS THAT COME INTO OUR COUNTRY TO BOMB OUR BEAUTIFUL CITIES AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE?? OVER WHAT RELIGION BELIEFS!!! COME ON NOW!!!
Sure they cancelled, they're just scared they are going to get kidnapped by illegals. I wouldn't want to peform their either until they can clean up the state.
Min... I actually do not agree that illegal immigrants take jobs away because no one that pays half way decent wages will hire them anyway....and no i did not say that the government was screwed up. I do recall watching the news and seeing nothing but americans killing eachother, and wives getting killed and/or are missing, kids getting killed by their own parents, so i don't think we schould jugde when the US is just as bad.
I love the Mexican people and the country and have traveled there on a very regular basis multiple times a year. BUT even though I go there legally, with my passport (or a drivers' license some years back), the Mexican government issues a tourist card to me and I am told to carry it with me. And that card is valid for a set period of time and no longer. Now I am very light skinned, fair haired . . . so if they stop me, because I obviously stand out, am I being racially profiled??????? Think about it people.
I am not against immigrants being one myself but I am against illegal immigration. I am glad Arizona is standing up to this problem. This needs to be done in California but the politicians are only looking out to be re-elected so they don't have the courage to stand up for legal residents/citizens. All one has to do is go to Normandie & Western in Los Angeles and see what has been done of our beautiful city. It's been trashed and down right being disrespected.
Sooner or later California will be so over-burdened with illegal immigrants that it won't have a choice but do something about it but by then it will be to late.
It is about time that someone took a stand against the illegals...Think about this, they come here don't pay taxes or health care and yet they have more benefits than someone who works a full time job....And we the ones who work pay not only for our benefits but the benefits of the illegals as well with our taxes...They just need to send them back from where they came from...Besides the new law does not hurt the ones that are here legally ....
If they are that petty to boycott Arizona for doing what should be done, then screw them. I am sick of people coming into this country getting everything handed to them and I have to freaking pay for it.
Like their actions mean anything. I hate when singers/rappers (or wannabe rappers), movie personalities, etc.. protest this stuff. It just makes them look like idiots. And Pitstool and Cypress Landfill – you guys are like so 90's.
Proud, so agree or disagree, that illegal immigrants take away jobs from 'legal' U.S. Citizens and also drain unecessary financial resources? Agree or disagree....it's a simple answer.
If U.S. workers are so lazy and the government is so screwed up, then why would illegals even want to come here in the first place?
F ing losers
BOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO. Whats everyone griping about. Arent you supposed to go to jail if you break the law. Or how bout we just let child killers go free because we dont want to tarnish our image. GAY. If your not from here than shut the F**K UP. Do you ever watch the news or does your stuidity blind you from the reality check your in need of. There is killings after killings after killings by our firendly neighbors to the south that is crossing the border into the United States. Good hard working Americans are being adversley affected by the violence and the crime thats flowing in here like a disease. Lets risk ourselves and families lives and close our eyes so we can say poor you, welcome. Bring your drugs and guns and bs. Inst the government supposed to protect us from threats foreign and doemstic.
Well at least illegal immigrants want to work, unlike US citizens that can work decide not to because of lazyness and specially because they know the Government will support with housing, medicaid, medicare, link etc......is that not affecting our finacial status??? There's so many people right now that have so much stuff to say about immigrants but really is nothing but ignorance and racist people comming out of there shells.Wether you like it or not illegal ts are needed for the things US citizens don't want to do they do with no questions asked.
amber, this could have all been avoided if illegal immigrants would have not crossed over to begin with. And as mentioned above, how does Mexico treat illegal immigrants/visitors? hmmmm, I think I'll take the U.S. law instead.
I have no problem showing anyone at anytime I'm a legal U.S. Citizen. I have to do this when I travel overseas in virtually every country I have ever visited. Big deal, you have nothing to worry about if you are here legally.
all you all americans complain about mexican...well just wait for the day to come when you want to cross over to have some drinks and get kicked out..i agrree with the law but this is not the correct way to do it.
Way to go for Politically Correct Crazies who misrepresent stories so they'll have something to protest against. If you read the law, it explicitly outlaws any type of racial profiling. It also states that no one can be asked for papers unless they were suspected of some other type of crime (like the seatbelt law). Being asked to carry papers for legal immigrants is a Federal law already.
That being said, it's much more fun to misrepresent and have something to protest against.
We don't NEED TO BE HELPIN anyone who breaks our laws and steals from the US treasury (what little is left). Go back home to whatever country you snuck in from.
...and nothing of value was lost.
These people come over here illegally, yhey take jobs away from Americans, don't pay taxes, send the money to Mexico, freeload off of our schools, hospitals and welfare roles and have the GALL to complain about a state law that mirrors a federal law thats been on the books for decades. FU Cypress hill and FU border jumpers. Hey Cypress Hill and Pitbull, go down to Mexico without a visa and see how their government treats illegals; 6 months to 5 years in prison followed by a ride to the border if you happened to live throught your prison time.
INSTEAD OF ACUSING US Y'LL NEED TO BE HELPIN THE COMMUNITY AND MEXICAN, HISPANICS I AM AGENST THAT LAW!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"criminalization of immigrant communities", lol ok, well then why don't we let Cyprus Hill and Pitbull (who are they??) foot the bill to help protect our borders and financial resources that illegal immigrants drain from all of us then.
Yet another in a long line of folks who haven't actually read the law.
From what I hear, no great loss to AZ though.
Rock on Arizona!
Who Cares. We need to keep this type of trash out of our state.
IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION THEN GO HAVE YOUR CONCERTS IN MEXICO....YOU LET DOWN YOUR OTHER FANS...
what ever we were here way before you people the indians were not you
I guess all my Cypress Hill CD's & DVD's will be joining all my Rage Against the Machine materials in the trash! How could you guys side with Federal Criminals over your Legal Fans who are Citizens of The United States? What a disappointment!
All I have to say is for anyone who doesn't live in Arizona, they shouldn't open there mouths. What people don't seem to get at all, is that the law isn't going to hurt the people who are here LEGALLY. It's set out to stop the one's who are here ILLEGALLY. I'm just so devastated that cypress hill won't be playing at a club where it's almost a given for someone to get shot every night there open (Tucson). All the people against the bill never seem to take the time to even realize that half the stuff in there has been law for many years. But now people think they know everything and have opinions that are based on falsehoods. I can't wait for all the illegals and drug runners to come visit your towns and we'll see how you like it then. Please take them, and welcome them with open arms.
Cypress Hill was banned from Saturday Night Live after Muggs smoked a joint on-air and the band trashed their instruments while playing their second single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That"
Quality role models.
No loss.. they suck anyway...
Good for them ... Arizona you got some serious issues!
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