June 8th, 2010
04:54 PM ET

Hall & Oates joins Arizona boycott

Add Hall & Oates to the list of musicians boycotting Arizona.

The legendary duo has canceled a performance in Phoenix that was scheduled for next month because of the state's recently signed law that requires police to determine the immigration status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. Cypress Hill and Pitbull have also canceled Arizona tour dates, and Kanye West, Spank Rock, Tenacious D and Sonic Youth are also boycotting the state.

"In addition to our personal convictions, we are standing in solidarity with the music community in our boycott of performing in Arizona at this time,” the group said in a statement.

Since they were supposed to perform following a Diamondbacks game on July 2, the duo added, “We would like to emphasize that this has nothing to do with the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have been professional and cooperative throughout our dealings with them. This is our response to a very specific action of the state."


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  1. jeffA

    1) so what.
    2) why hurt the fans because you dislike the legislature's decisions?
    3) who cares what artists think anyway?
    4) go to AZ and see what the illegals do – pay the price, then avoid wanting to control them and punish them for their crimes.
    5) Hall and Oats are still alive?

    August 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kagin

    Just burned these guys CD's and boycott their shows. These show business people haven't got a clue, these two are has beens need the press. Jerks!

    June 20, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kimmy

    Go AZ! I've got no problem boycotting these washed up bands! It takes living in AZ to know the whole situation and if you are unfortuate enough to know and see whats going on there, You all would be singing a different tune! Its about time we put our foot down and fight back against the crimes of illegals! I want all you "I love Illegals" to get hit by an illegal and get put in the hospital and see how much fun that is!! Good luck finding the person and have fun paying for everything yourself!

    June 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    I wish everyone who is boycotting AZ had to come and live here and have their "rights" taken away by these illegals. I had the right to leave my locked truck parked in my driveway. They stole it, took it across the border, transported more illegals with it and then left it trashed out in the desert. What gives them the "right" to do that?

    June 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    How about all the tree sitting hippies just invite all the illegals to stay at their house. I'm sure Hall & Oates both have big enough houses and money to support a few hundred under the 20 illegals to a bedroom that they're used to.

    June 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jamie

    I'm a Canadian who plans on retiring in az. I can't wait ,FINALLY ,a group of people who don't take the crap you bleeding hearts always want to dish out. Just because YOU don't approve of someone elses opinion doesn't make them wrong. Try walking a mile in their shoes and take your heads out of the sand. Buy the way... Hall and who.?

    June 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Shelby

      Jamie, if you are pure European white, you are welcome to retire in Arizona. Otherwise while we appreciate your support, we prefer you stay where you're at. We don't need any other immigrants. You should do the same in Canada. We are winning this battle and we will finally have a USA with pure race.
      Thanks.

      June 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. richardshelbyfl

    We need similar law in Florida, our state is being invaded by Cubans and Haitians. Help support Fair.
    Let's re-patriot all the Cubans in Florida back to Cuba. Arizona's law should be implemented in Florida and must be amended with a plan to send all the Cubans back to their homeland Cuba. Florida has become a third world country because of the Cubans invasion and Haitians anchor babies. Let's send them all back and stop the fleecing of America. Except for European whites, all immigration to the USA should be totally stopped. As a proud supporter of FAIR, my hat is off to you. Good start in Arizona FAIR, now it’s time to move to Florida. The day we start shipping back the Cubans from Florida is the day we have started to take back our country.
    Thanks FAIR, thanks the Republican Party and thanks my tea party, we love you!

    In the words of our hero, Tom Tancredo, “Miami is like a third world country.”

    Thanks SJ this is a start. But you should really join us in our efforts to pass immigration laws that will only allow Eurpoean whites into our country. We need to deport all immigrants, legal and illegal.

    Read more: Little support for Arizona boycott in poll – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

    June 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dick Hertz

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Might have meant something thirty years ago.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chay

    For me, the issue here is not about the immigration status of a person so much as it is about how a law enforcement official is supposed to determine it without violating a person's 4th amendment right. I believe the first US citizen asked for papers based on what they look like or how they speak should/will create a lawsuit to put an end to this nonsense.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kaycee

    ROFLMAO. Like I care what some washed up has-beens think, oh wait do they actually think? The obvious answer is no, they simply pick something to be "en vogue" and run with it. Hollyweird and the music industry needs to sit down, shut up and do what they do best, nothing.
    And while I'm on the subject of illegals, they lost ANY and ALL support from me when they marched/protested in my country carrying the flag of Mexico.
    Protest in my country you carry an American flag afterall you came here to better your life, supposedly. Carry the flag of Mexico to protest in your own damn country, maybe you'd make headway in improving your own country if you stayed there and fought for it.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Van

    Who give a "rats behind" if Hall and Oates boycotts the State of Arizona except for the fact that they hurt their fellow Americans. Why don't you boycott loving folks boycott Mexico instead whose policy is to imprison those that come to their country illegally from Central and South America; a double standard that none of you acknowledge or for that matter, whine about! The Legislature of Arizona has every right to protect their citizens and their border with Mexico. The law was changed so that law enforcement agencies cannot ask for papers or status unless some other crime has been committed; this is common sense not profiling as most of you idiots would want us to believe. All you celebrities in Hollywood, expecially those in Malibu complained bitterly about your beaches being private property and that people trespass everyday, but they'll be the first to ridicule the Arizona Legislature about protecting and securing it's border with Mexico. To all of those out there that ridicule a fellow American for trying to protect themselves and their families; you need to walk in their shoes a mile before you open your ignorant mouths!

    June 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bluejay

    Everybody that supports illegals in the us should put their money where their mouth is. Only people that condone this activity should have to support them instead of states and the federal gov.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rwdragon86

    They are still around? The 80's called and it wants its big hair and music back. yawn.

    June 9, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Boof

    I thought these guys were dead.

    June 9, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. jmz

    IKnowTruth- why cant I fly? why didnt santaclause leave me my red ryder bbgun, wheres my golden hover pony with kung fu grip. These are all nice things if they actually existed. The problem is reality.Do you think this would ever work given human nature? There has never been a time when this could or has ever happened. The problem with anarchy like you want is the fact that you dont seem to realize that you do not get the perks and the freedom. you want to be able to come and go as you please and do what you want. yet be free of all responsibility and consequence and have a life long safety net. it dosent work that way. wake up man. stop waiting for the tooth fairy and santa clause. You cannot live your life by stupid slogans and beatle song lyrics. These people like all socialist and liberal want to save the worls yet know nothing about it, and seem to love to use other peoples money time and effort to fufill their robin hood fantasies!

    June 9, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. Swims

    Boycotts work both ways guys! Guess I won`t be buying any more of your CD`s in future, & that goes for all the other musicians who refuse to come to Arizona!

    June 9, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Just curious, but when was the last time you bought one of their CDs?

      June 9, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. cm

    The only people they are effecting is their actual fans in Arizona. Sad that they do not appreciate their fans enough and prefer not to play to them.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. Arizona

    Don't let the door hit you on your old washed-up ass on the way out!

    June 9, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  19. IKnowTruth

    How about a border-free world for all? Feel free to go and live/work in any country anywhere in the world as long as you are open minded and abide by the local customs and have no criminal background... Why can't we all just live as one race:THE HUMAN RACE?!

    June 9, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • phoenix39

      Because this is the real world and it's only getting worse, not better. You must have kids and are looking for the upside. Keep on dreaming because the way everything is going, it will never come.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • rwdragon86

      nicey nice kumbaya talk. join the real world. I didn't realize John Lennon was channeling.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jody

    Say it isn't So!

    June 9, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  21. millie

    That's too bad. You know what else stinks?- Hall. He can't sing anymore. And he needs a haircut. They are both in their sixties.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dave

    Everyone needs to start boycotting all these musicians and celebrities who live safe and sound in their million dollar estates yet think they should be able to dictate what is morally correct in this country and coerce all to follow because they think they're so special...especially the ones that aren't even U.S. citizens like Shakira. If they want to make political changes, then get into politics, otherwise play your music and/or act and shut up. People need to stop treating celebs like they're Gods.

    June 9, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • 1Timearound

      They are called Limousine Liberals...live in gated multi-million dollar home..totally cut off from what is really happening to the middle class...politicians hauled around in limos who are out of touch with the people who voted them into office..come live where I live and see how you like having your culture totally usurped by these invaders..I am sick of shopping and having to listen to announcements in Spanish..How/when did we become a Balkanized state? why has the government allowed this to happen? the Latino vote..for heaven's sake it is such a small percentage it is laughable..but with their unchecked birthrate they will dominate this entire country sooner than you think..stop anchor babies, stop chain migratioin..somebody do something! We are drowning in this and see no end in sight..

      June 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  23. elf

    I'm glad Arizona is doing something about the illegal influx into it's state.
    I think I'll boycott the musicians that are boycotting Arizona.

    June 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  24. arch

    I guess these guys join obama and his buddies who have yet to read the bill. I guess stupidity runs through the left! It is amazing that these people and the rest are so stupid as to make determinations about issues without even reading the so-called, proof. They think they are going to change something when in fact, all they are doing is losing their fans! I am sure there are people out there that had already bought tickets and now with have to get a refund. It is like the dumb leading the dumb and obama is at the front. He has to go down as one of the most lame residents of the white house. He obviously didn't learn anything while at Harvard. Maybe his coke habit carried over from Columbia!

    June 9, 2010 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. Amrita

    Illegal immigrants are making a change in the job market and are taking jobs. I work in the mental health field and can't get a job in an agency because I'm not bilingual. It's certainly changing my ability to get work. And with the current unemployment situation, people will take jobs that once were considered menial. I work in an office where the cleaning crew literally couldn't understand me when I said "don't come in, I'm still working." Thankfully, the owners saw the light and they don't work there anymore. And I'm sick of other people misunderstanding the law – whatever became of "mind your own business."

    June 9, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  26. L in AZ

    After you have lived in AZ and experienced the following, THEN you can start judging and boycotting!

    *Property values tanking because the neighborhood is taken-over by illegals who paint their homes neon blue and green and allow their infants to play outside in their diapers and barefeet.
    *Stolen license plates and vehicles (and anything else left outside)
    *Uninsured motorists who take off after the accident (on foot, driving those stolen vehicles)
    *Billboards on every corner in Spanish
    *8 out of 10 radio stations in Spanish
    *No one at a drive-thru speaks English
    *Every note from school and every event has to be in both English and Spanish
    *Wonderful after school programs for low-income familes who's second language is English (but non for English speaking families)
    *Over-crowded ER's full of illegals who cannot be denied services
    *Human Trafficking (and the deaths assoc.)
    *Drug & Related Crimes (Especially for residents living near the border who have to protect their land and crops/livestock)
    *The billions of dollars sent back to Mexico to support their families which weakens the economy as a whole (not just in AZ)
    *Jobs given to illegals who are willing to accept below minimum wage because the minimum wage laws cannot be enforced on them
    *The drain on state and federal funds for the multiple children born of the illegal immigrants (WIC, Food Stamps, HUD housing)

    Not to mention the fact that illegals are more prone to commit other crimes to protect their illegal status. If you want to live in our country, the more the merrier.. but please do it the right way and help support the country you are so desperate to make your home.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
    • 1Timearound

      Southern California and L.A. in particular to a T

      June 9, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • MNbound

      You would fit right in Nazi Germany. That's one of the most racist, ignorant posts I've ever seen anywhere. Go get at least a high school diploma as your level of education is abysmal.

      June 9, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  27. Thom

    I am from Texas and I wish our Governor had the balls to do the same. So let me ask you, if it was guys with Turbans running around your state with suicide coats on, would you want the police to stop them or are guys with bombs under their clothes racial profiling too? If you tried to cross over into their country or ANY other country you would be arrested and in some places detained for years, if not shot on sight. You Boycotters are ignorant and insane and being part of the problem now. You are ENCOURAGING illegals to cross over and use up all your tax money and social security so the money you put in there will be gone before you get a chance to get any back.....
    The Latoino Vote, The Latino Vote, ...the Latinos that can vote don't want anymore Illegals here....and more politicians need to get some nerve like she did and Stop this crap at the border, before the USA is "Home of The Drug Cartels" instead of the free.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. connie

    BOYCOTT ARIZONA...STOP BLAMING ILLIGALS FOR TAKING JOBS...JUST ADMIT IT..YOUR LAZZZZZZY.!!!!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  29. goodzoe4all

    one thing has been bothering me in this whole 'illegal' immigration debate...when people say that illegal immigrants took their job... did they take your job? or did your employer who cares nothing about you and your well being...or the laws that govern hiring people...decide that he wanted to pay someone under the table so he did not have to pay the government? I have heard of employers that have 3-4 subj with the same ss#. Dont be mad at illegals for taking your job...someone had to give it to them.
    Something has to be done about the lack of employment opportunities available. but it is not all about illegal immigrants. Look how many companies take their business oversea. They pay someone 50.00 a week to make a 2.00 product..sell it to us here for 20.00 and when we need customer support we have to talk to someone in india that gets paid 200.00 a month. (which puts them in the middle class)..and us in the lower class...and yet the government gives these companies tax breaks ...it is easier for a person coming from another country to start a business than a person born in america. what can we do?

    June 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      I agree with your regarding the employers, which we DO have sanctions here in Arizona against businesses that do just that (which, BTW, the Federal Government is now challenging, although that's one of the "fixes" they cite will change the illegal situation), however, we DO need more enforcement of that law and better ways to catch employers. I don't hold with that crap that illegals take jobs away that Americans won't do...that really makes illegals sound like they are just plain stupid, which they aren't. Most of us just really want them to follow the rules, apply legally, so they don't get taken advantage of, and respect their new lives in America.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Saa

    ...AND THE IGNORANCE CONTINUES! SO HALL N OATS ARE SAYING THEY CONDONE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION....ALLOWING PEOPLE TO COME ACROSS THE BORDER "UNCHECKED" NOT KNOWING IF THEY ARE TERRORISTS, PEDOPHILES, RAPISTS, VIOLENT DRUG RUNNERS, OR T.B.-INFESTED AND IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO STEAL YOUR CAR AND THEN DRIVE AROUND WITH NO AUTO INSURANCE AND THEN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT, SEVERING YOU LEG, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BUT LOSE YOUR LIFE, BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY FREAKIN' ILLEGALS IN THE E.R. THAT YOU CANNOT GET THE IMMEDIATE CARE YOU NEED!

    FU$% YOU, HALL N OATS!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Cindy

    Does the term"illegal" mean anything anymore? While I agree that people are trying to get out of bad situations, does that mean that they don't have to apply for entry here? Every other country has to apply to enter another country. Tell me what the real difference is... The main problem with trying to get away from the cartels–I don't know if anyone has noticed but they seem to be following them here and we are doing nothing. If I have to prove my citizenship, I will be proud to do so. I also expect my country to uphold its own laws.

    June 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. sharong60

    In the 1960s Cubans came here by the boatloads to escape Castro and were welcomed with open arms and granted Political assylum. The Mexicans are coming here for about the same reasons! They are getting murdered daily in their country by drug cartels and have no money, they just want a better way of life! And the 11 million of them would probably gladly pay taxes if they were granted citizenship! Just think what a boon to the economy that would be if suddently there was 11 million more taxpayers in this country! I think if they are good people and workers and have no police record, let them stay! If not, deport them!

    June 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Az resident

      AZ cannot grant that. Only the federal Gov. can. The AZ law is almost a mirror of the federal government's Law. If you are going to boycott Az because of this law you better stop concerts in the US. I am all for reform. Until The federal government stop screaming "Yes we can" and actually do it, Az has the right to push the matter. Also you all know that the police have to A: be stopping someone in the pursuit of a crime and only then B: if the have reasonable cause.

      June 9, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      The Cubans were granted political asylum because the majority of the one's leaving were facing prison and torture. Many of the people coming from Mexico are not facing any of those things....the majority are coming across for jobs, which don't exist in their country, not because the government is imprisoning or killing them. The drug cartels don't mess with the ordinary people, unless they get in their way, so they cannot claim that either. They are not endangered, they are impoverished. So are many Americans (which includes LEGAL IMMIGRANTS). The reason ALL nations have laws about immigration is to avoid using all of their resources on EVERYONE wanting to come into their country. We have our laws for a reason. I agree that something must be done, but continually opening our arms for EVERYONE to come here ILLEGALLY is NOT the answer.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Rumple Shat Nutz

    Works for me.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jmz

    LOL wow the az illegal crowd is getting desperate!!! SInce the liberl lefts lies cant stop AZ noble attempt to defend themselves, idiots like these, who dont read the bill or dont understand whats happening, want to try and get their names back into papers by tacking their names on a non issue. Hte to tell ya Hand O..but i dont think illegals listen to you anyways. but since you care so much why dont you start playing for free. Heck I say we break in to a concert hosted by these fools , refuse to pay, and demand free stuff..they should have no problems with that.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Brenda

    This is what I know...we have laws. When said laws are violated, consequences should follow. Its a very elementary concept that begins when we tell our wee ones that the stove is too hot to detention for skipped classes to Joran VanderSloot murdering a Peruvian...Consequences. Its something we have gone soft on as a nation in dealing with foreign affairs and its something that is desperately needed when farmers and others are losing their lives defending land/families that are theirs. I applaud AZ for saying "enough is enough" and doing something about it. I will plan my vacations there, put my money there and do what I can to support something that is creating safer environments for our children and family. I am HAPPY to welcome anyone that follows the process, applies for entry, comes to the States legally...whatever your nationality. We are a nation that welcomes readily and forgives easy these days....how soon we forget.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. AZ Resident

    As an AZ resident, I respect the legal immigrant's efforts and right to join our country too much to allow criminal aliens. Legal immigrants are people who have respected and followed our laws and are an asset to our society; their diversity is welcome.

    It is interesting to see who support criminal aliens, illegal immigration and don't respect the safety & security needs of AZ citizens. We now know who will give give comfort and support to these felons, so we can reverse-boycott you. Since it is unlikely you will ever change your behavior and stop supporting this federal crime, the reverse-boycott should be permanent. You, the supporter of illegal immigration, are the enemy of AZ safety and security. We don't want you or your money. we will make due and adapt – good riddance.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • IKnowTruth

      Are you of Native American lineage? No. I didn't think so. So that means that your ancestors, i.e: some uptight religious zealots who got chucked out of Europe for being unevolved, came to these fair shores uninvited, set up shop without permission from the natives and set about raping and pillaging their lands. So the question that begs to be asked is: WHO EXACTLY IS HERE LEGALLY, IDIOT?

      June 9, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      IKnowTruth – Thank you! Unfortunately, I think that common logic is lost on these people...

      June 9, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  37. Brent Coles

    Who??? Who??? Who is boycotting AZ?? Again, who??? Must be a faint memory of a name.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • MNbound

      That band makes more in one gig than you make in a year friend. Having entertainers not play because of the current National Socialist government of Arizona is going to hurt you in the long run especially as more and more of them get on board. If I were you, I would want your failure of a governor to reverse that trend.

      June 9, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. Lenny

    Why do we always want to protect the underdog. I am sorry for the state of there country but they need to fix there own country and quit coming here illegally. I have no problem if they come here legally. The anchor babies , emergency room visits for colds ETC keep eating away at valuable resources and drive the cost to the tax paying citizen. Yes lets boycott an American State and companies that hire legal citizens and actually pay for taxes in order to protect illegals. How about all you people who disagree with Arizona take on 1 illegal from Arizona. Its very easy to tell others what to do if you disagree. Must harder if you actually have to suffer from your own decisions.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      I agree with you Lenny. If the people who protest the law would sponsor an illegal's family, so they could start the process of becoming legal, instead of calling all of us racist and bigoted, or even the so called "stars" who are boycotting our State would sponsor a couple of families, maybe we could get this problem under hand. Everyone wants to call names, but very few have actually offered a fix to the problem.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ozarkat

    Guess we don't need Hall & Oates.
    What part of illegal don't they understand?
    The fed, govt. isn't upholding the law, so the states need to.
    Get over it and get real. We need to protect our borders.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Al

    Funny. GeoB says illegal Mexicans take away jobs. Debra says they don't pay taxes. So they're either hard working or they're lazy, one or the other. Please get your lies straight. LOL

    June 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Theresa

    That's right...hurt legal Americans. What a bunch of clueless idiots.
    You boycott other countries, not one of our own states. This is why other countries just laugh at how stupid
    Americans can be...

    June 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christopher Lyon Negrych

      That is not why you get laughed at. You get laughed at because you are idiots.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Tinchy Stryder

      I agree. Americans are stupid idiots.

      June 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  42. Christi

    Agree with all of you. These people who are boycotting this State have no clue what they are talking about. Anything for publicity from old past timers to the present one hit wonder group. No loss here. In fact, you all should take an illegal home with you and let them suck you dry.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  43. debra

    The new "D" list celbs on the loser list....

    June 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Donna46

    Agreed! I used to like them so much too.....

    I love my country and think it's awesome and would love for those from other countries to come here. Just do the right paperwork so you can pay your fair share of taxes like the rest of us!

    June 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  45. GeoB

    Maybe they should lose their job and home because some illegal mexican took their job, then see if you feel like protesting!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • connie

      stop blaming the illigals...if you lost your job and home...you are perhaps just a lazy A#@ person.

      June 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • nr

      This is why the rest of the world has such a bad view of the US. Most of these comments about illegal immigrants are stupid and bigoted like the people who write them. Your forefathers were all ILLEGAL at one time...oh yeah but the killed all the native Americans so they could make themselves legal and I guess that's okay huh?. You people need to have some compassion...and oh yeah H&O you and every other musician who are staying away from AZ rock.

      June 9, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Tess

      Aww, did you feel like picking fruit and scrubbing toilets?

      I don't recall reading about the Pilgrims having their "papers" or visas when they came to the U.S. nor did any of the other europeans that sailed over and took land that was already inhabited by the native americans. In case you didn't know, all of the southwestern U.S. used to be Mexico until a greedy President Polk decided to take it. The government will always have a blind eye toward illegal immigration because corporate America would scream bloody murder if they had to pay real wages and benefits to American workers, who don't actually want menial jobs anyway. Trust me, you want illegals picking your produce and working in sweat shops. If those jobs went to Americans, the prices you'd have to pay for anything in this country would go sky high. That's why nothing will ever be done about it.

      June 9, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Rover

      Maybe the business that fired you shouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants.

      June 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • az girl

      Maybe they should become a victim of an illegal. They stole my social security number and guess what they didn't get to deal with the IRS, I did. An illegal broke into my sisters house and stole from a single working mother. We are the land of the free, but we as Americans shouldn't have our freedom taken away because they came here illegally. I say who cares about Hall and Oats, Arizona is just backing an old federal law that others are afraid to back and if Hall and Oats doesn't beleive in Americans rights Arizona doesn't want them!

      June 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justme

      I am all for legalizing all illegal immigrants. Any other country you go to wouldn't allow what goes on here. They'd demand you have a visa in hand and you be legal so why should the USA be any different and why should our standards be any different? The thing is, for years now, people come into the USA and can use fake ID's to get a dead man's social security number, then they go and apply in different states for Government assistance. My husband knows of a man that gets Government assistance in two cities at the same time, his wife too and then he works off a name and social security number that isn't his. Alot of these people do not want to be legal because then, they will not be able to get away with doing exactly what my husband says this man does. He is from Mexico, his wife is too and works where my husband does so my husband sees alot of what goes on. I don't believe it's being racists to require them to become legal. I am part Syrian and American Indian. I love all nationalities and I don't wish for people to be kicked out of the country, I just wish everything to be made fair, force them become legal, give them the resource, give them a set time limit, show them how. Then if they refuse, then make them go home.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |

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