Americans need to stop looking at this as an immigration issue. It is a privacy issue. Just because your skin is white it doesn't mean your exempt from this treatment. Imagine if your skin is brown? Can you imagine the harassment that is going to go on in Arizona? I've lived in Chicago most of my life and I've been pulled over and harassed many times just for being with someone that is brown or black. Seriously, me and my friends would get puled over three times a week for no good reason. Racial profiling goes on in every city, town and village in the country and if you don't agree with that then you don't have black or latino friends.
I was pleased to see that people all over the country are taking a stand, particularly people interested in, or playing for, Major League Baseball. The other day when the Arizona Diamondbacks were in town there were a ton of people protesting out in front of Wrigley Field. Cubs fans (who fucking suck but I'll give em points for this) actually ripped up their tickets (which aren't easy to get) and spoke out against these insane laws Arizona passed. Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen (who fucking rocks) called on all major league players to boycott the All-Star Game this summer in Phoenix. The MLB Players Association has called for the All-Star Game to be moved to another city. Almost half the All-Stars will probably be from a Latino country and could very well be detained if they don't have their visa and passport in their pocket. Most major league teams have their spring training facilities in Arizona and that is a major boon to their tourism economy. You get some 18 year old kid from Venezuela here legally and trying to make a baseball team get pulled over and not have his visa and passport and he'll be stuck in detention for who knows how long? This is a ridiculous law. They might as well brand us with barcodes. Boycott Arizona, all of our freedom depends on it.