Ricky Martin, Other Latin Celebs Agree: Arizona Sucks!

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If you're a legal immigrant in Arizona, walking down the street with your child, you may now get stopped by the police solely based on the color of your skin.

While it seems incomprehensible that such a law could be passed in the United States, it's a sad fact. It's also one that Shakira spoke out against yesterday and then actually headed down to Phoenix to discuss in person with the mayor and other locals.

Turns out, she isn't the only celebrity (or American with a conscience) to object to this law. At last night's Billboard Latin Music Awards, Ricky Martin said the ruling "makes no sense" and then went off on inequality in general:

"You are not alone. We are with you. Put a stop to discrimination. Put a stop to hate. Put a stop to racism... Long live love, long live peace."

The singer himself came out of the (obvious) closet last month.

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A few others on hand also chimed in on the issue.

Said Latin Artist of the Year winner, Larry Hernandez: "It's regrettable that they are discriminating against for the simple fact of looking Latino. It's not fair. We have to say no to that law."

Meanwhile, at a Phoenix press conference, Arizona native Linda Ronstadt stated: "Mexican-Americans are not going to take this lying down."

It's a contentious issue, one many Americans don't understand. Sound off with your thoughts now!

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Who are you people that support this craziness??. As a white Jewish American I shudder at this law --as an American I just get sick

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You cannot be stopped for walking down the street. You people are all fear mongers. Our state is bankrupt due to expenses occured with illegal aliens (key word here "Illegal"). Our crime rates have risen to almost 300 people killed just in this year (40% of which are committed by illegals) home invasions and kidnapping. Let us mention for one minute the human trafficking that is going on. If I am stopped by the police, I have to show my ID, why shouldn't everyone? If you try to get into Mexico, you have to show documents....why should our border be wide open? Try to expand you knowledge of the facts...if you are capable.

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RACIAL PROFILING IS WRONG POINT BLANK PERIOD. AND NO ONE SHOULD B HARASSED BCUZ OF THEIR RACE OR NATIONALITY, THIS LAW IS GOING TO FAR, IT HAS TO BE A BETTER AND MORE APPROPRIATE WAY OF FINDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INSTEAD OF THIS IDIOTIC METHOD..UGH PEOPLE PLEASE DO BETTER....AND THOSE WITH THE IGNORANT COMMENTS WOULDNT KNO HOW WRONG AND IMMORAL THIS IS UNLESS PUT IN THIS PREDICTAMENT.

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@randyjacksonsbutt: Sorry, still waiting for you to back up your claim than immigrants cause 80,000 deaths per year, including car accidents... whatever on earth that means.

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First off, Ricky Martin has done nothing for THIS country besides torture us with horrible dance songs. Second, at some point it has to come down to racial profiling. 90% of illegal immigrants in the United States are from? You guessed it, Mexico and South America! Mexicans and South Americans don't look like Asians, whites or blacks so why make it more difficult than it already is. If we go by what duescebag Ricky Martin says then we basically should just ignore this huge problem and continue to watch our taxpayers money go to waste on people who aren't even in this country legally. Until these idiot celebs think of a solution then they should just shut the hell up. Otherwise, we could always use my idea which is to put land mines along the border.