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Immigration advocates rising up in anger across the nation over new Arizona law


Juan Gonzales @ New York Daily News - Public furor is mounting across the nation over Arizona's new "show me your papers or go to jail" immigration law.

One Hispanic congressman, Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson) is urging tourists and national conventions to boycott his state.

Another, our own Jose Serrano (D-Bronx), wants baseball owners to yank the All-Star Game from Phoenix next year.

"Major League Baseball needs to revisit the issue of whether the All-Star Game, one of America's greatest televised exports to Latin America, should be played in a state that doesn't show any respect to Latinos," Serrano said.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder said he may step in to challenge the new law, which permits police to stop residents merely on the "reasonable suspicion" that they are unlawfully in the country.

Given that 30% of Arizona's population is Hispanic and 10% is Native American, you can bet many dark-skinned legal residents and citizens will be victims of this new police authority. Read more.

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