Yesterday, Latin American pop star Shakira met with residents and press in Phoenix, Arizona to denounce Arizona’s new immigration law that will authorize law enforcement officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand proof of citizenship. She says:
“I don’t want to see this law tarnish what this country stands for. We cannot let fear and injustice take over. As human beings I think we have to stand up for equality and stand against laws that teach our children intolerance and discrimination.”
The law, which aims to discover illegal immigrants and get them deported, has been criticized by many including President Obama and Jeb Bush.
Other Latin musicians who have spoken out about the new law include Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio and Larry Hernandez.