And Now, a Word From Shakira on Arizona SB 1070
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
She’s not an American, but she is a Latina, and Colombian pop star and self-professed “She Wolf” Shakira mobilized on Thursday for a visit to Arizona, where she was due to join forces with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to protest the Grand Canyon State’s oppressive new immigration law. Following the time-honored guidelines of celebrity advocacy, Shakira previewed her Arizona trip with an on-air discussion on Ryan Seacrest’s morning show. —KA
“As a Latina, I’m very concerned how this law can impact working Hispanic families,” the popster told Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show.
“I think that being detained in the street just because of the color of your skin is just wrong, and it’s a violation of human and civil rights.”
The Colombian-born Grammy winner will hold a press conference with Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon followed by a sit-down with immigrant families and students to discuss the impact of the law, which enables local law enforcement to demand proof of citizenship.
La loba: Shakira is not a fan of Arizona’s contested new immigration law.