Hispanic Activists Cry Foul Over Arizona Being Awarded 2015 Super Bowl
Why don’t these advocates pipe down and be quiet for once? What part of illegal don’t they understand? Seems that hispanic advocates have their butts in an uproar again, because the NFL has chosen Arizona to host Superbowl 2015, despite the fact Arizona last year passed a tough immigration law which has hispanics crying discrimination. Seems they still think it’s wrong to have to show id if you are stopped by the police, when anyone else has to.
“Instead of supporting efforts that would encourage stakeholders and community leaders to build alliances and re-direct state politics away from hate-based legislation, the NFL has chosen to prove an economic shot in the arm to state that will only continue to oppress an already disadvantaged community.”
“In light of Arizona’s hate-based legislation, the action taken by the NFL serves as an endorsement of the state’s abhorrent actions against the Latino and migrant communities,” said Margaret Moran, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the largest Hispanic civil rights group in the country. Fox News
It’s the same old thing, we the law abiding citizens, and those who are here through the proper channels are supposed to look the other way, and allow those illegals to come here, and feed off the system. And when we stand up and demand our laws be enforced, they cry discrimination.
NFL owners chose Arizona over Florida Tuesday in the latest sign that the fallout over the state’s strict immigration law, known as SB 1070, is diminishing. In July, Major League Baseball held its All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix after critics urged players, coaches and fans to boycott the event as part of a broader call for companies to stop doing business with Arizona.
If you recall, SB1070 would require all immigrants to carry immigration registration papers and requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question people’s immigration status if there is a reasonable suspicion they’re in the country illegally. Hmm, we all have to carry id with us, so what makes them any different?
Last month, the National Council of La Raza, one of the nation’s most prominent Hispanic groups, called off a boycott of Arizona it imposed in May 2010. The Washington-based group said it canceled the boycott because it successfully discouraged other states from enacting similar laws. Studies of the estimated economic losses to the state over the boycott vary but some peg the number as high as $141 million.
Moran further complains that “The NFL turned a blind eye today to the state’s hateful, wasteful, and hurtful legislation that has divided communities and made enemies out of neighbors,” Moran said. “Arizona is facing devastating budget cuts to education, health care, and housing,” she said. “Rather than deal with such issues, the Arizona legislature is energized around legislation that is meant to instill fear in the Latino and migrant communities.” Fox News