Baseball And Arizona’s Unconstitutional Immigration Law


Today I read what I think is the most concise and powerful paragraph yet written concerning baseball and the Arizona immigration law.  A law that many know to be unconstitutional.    The consequences of the unconstitutional law are many, including economic measures that underscore the concern that the whole nation has over the racist way Arizona is dealing with a national concern.  There are those  boycotting the Arizona Diamondbacks this year, and urging that 2012’s All-Star game not be held in Arizona.  This blog supports both the boycott and the placement of next years game in a state with some common decency.

(I highlighted the punch below.)

As pressure mounts, baseball should listen to the concerns of its Latin players and move the game. If Arizona wants to enact these laws, the conservative political leaders behind the anti-immigration law need to accept the consequences. Baseball is a business –it’s an industry that could be severely impacted by the law, especially if its players start ending up in Arizona jails because they forgot to carry their passport. Why should Arizona get the privilege of hosting baseball’s mid-summer party when its state laws discriminate against a quarter of baseball’s workforce?

4 thoughts on “Baseball And Arizona’s Unconstitutional Immigration Law

  1. gb hero

    With over 60% of Americans supporting this law and mire states looking into adding this law to thirty state the commissoner has said they will not he moving the all star game and the majority support his stand. Cya on Aug 12 at miller park when Arizona is in town. Hope some of those dumb protestors are there gonna ask for their green card. 🙂

  2. GB Hero

    This is only the start of the groundswell of support for Arizona and eventually more states passing a similar law.

    States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, so says the AG of Michigan. Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia

    1. The Justice Department lawsuit, and the courts action on the suit, will decide thw law of the land. No state can run counter to the U.S. Constitution, and that is the heart of the matter. The politics that various AG’s are playing, are just that. Politics. Meanwhile the courts will decide this matter. Again, as always, I stress Civics 101.

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