Ras Kass, Chuck D Speak Out Against Arizona Immigration Law

Both figures say Arizona's new immigration law is racist, and call for a united boycott of the state.

This week's passing of the Arizona immigration law has caused wide controversy and heated debate across the country. The bill was signed into Arizona law by Governor Jan Brewed on Monday, and permits police to use their own judgement in questioning anyone about their immigration status. Those who do not have their papers will face state punishment and police officers who do not inquire into the immigration status of "suspicious persons" may also face a state crime.

The law is being likened to Jim Crow laws, which, until the mid 1960s, were used to legally discriminate against blacks. Rapper Ras Kass is one figure who has spoken out against the new Arizona law, also comparing it to Jim Crow. "I'm just speaking up, saying how racist it is," he said in a YouTube video. "That shit is like the Jim Crow laws. Honestly, in my opinion, the world has evolved. America has evolved. There's good people everywhere but in general, it's the old, rich motherfuckers that had it, they want the good old days. They still want everybody in their place like it's the 50s or something…And it ain't the young people, but it's just the old, mad-ass, rich, white men with some bullshit. I don't know what the fuck they think. Like when God made earth [they just think] white niggas was here in America. You're mad at immigrants but [you're] an immigrant too!"

Rapper and activist Chuck D (with writer Theresa Johnson) wrote via the Huffington Post, "In 1991, Public Enemy wrote a song criticizing Arizona officials (including John McCain and Fife Symington) for rejecting the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The same politics written about in 'By the Time I Get to Arizona' are alive and well in Arizona today, but this time the target is Brown people."

Kass explained that such laws encourage blatant racial profiling, and that blacks and Latinos failed to speak up when Middle Easterners were targeted after 9/11. "Really, we need to show some solidarity," he said. "No disrespect, but fuck Arizona. Us as black people, us  as brown people, us as yellow people and us as white people, its a human thing; but when one motherfucker gets picked on for one thing, we gotta stand together. You either do it politically, and if you can't fix it politically, because they just passed [the bill], then do it financially. Don't support that shit. Move out that motherfucker. Let the whole state, let the rich white niggas sell [to themselves]."

Chuck D expressed the same kinds of sentiments, calling for a boycott of Arizona, and admonishing figures who have been silent on the issue. "The people of Arizona who voted for this bill, as well as those who crafted it, demonstrate no regard for the humanity or contributions of Latino people. And for all of those who have chosen not to speak up, shame on you for silently endorsing this legislated hate.

"These actions must stop," he continued. "We are issuing a call to action, urging fellow musicians, artists, athletes, performers, academics and production companies to refuse to work in Arizona until officials not only overturn this bill, but recognize the human rights of immigrants…What they're doing to immigrants is appalling, but it will be even more damning if we remain silent."

104 Comments

  • BO$$LADY

    I tried posting a video, i guess it didnt work... here is the link... please take a few moments watch it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Web707z2oB0

    • BO$$LADY

      Back To Arizona, local artists unite to make a stand against the SB 1070 bill... I appoligize I didnt include more information with the above link, i didnt realize it wasnt going to appear in the comment box... please copy and paste the link to see what local rappers in AZ have to say regarding this issue... Very Strong Video... We must unite, as one, and make a stand.... if we dont, who will?

  • FTW

    Everything is for money. Its all about people making money and the government not getting theirs. If illegal immigrants were documented and payed taxes no one would care. The people who pay the illegal immigrants are the problem. They are just looking to profit. The illegal immigrants are just looking to survive and provide.

    • OTC

      Yes, the millions of employers from restaurants to farmers and beyond are exploiting illegal immigrants to no end, but the government is getting their paper. See many of these employers find ways to document these employees to make their operations look legal so the immigrants are paying taxes through these companies, but then the undocumented immigrants cannot claim their taxes at the end of the year so that money actually goes right back into our federal system. The government is just burning the candle at both ends in most cases, and inciting hatred in the ignorance of the public is a classic example of how to get things done in America while taking minimum responsibility for the fucked up laws in place by rich white elites.

  • Soulful Beats

    This is just some more bullshit to give police the right to fuck with anyone who is not white. Black people especially Black Men, experience teh worst form of racial profiling even from our own people at times. It's not enough to just rebel, niggas gotta revolt. The gov't keeps most poor people in check with welfare, SSI, etc. and mad folks are just happy to get that and don't stop to see the bigger picture of what's really going on. That's why they'll pick a state like Arizona to pass some bullshit law like that. Not playing the devil's advocate but on the other hand, if you travel to other countries, most of them in no way cater to folks who don't speak the language. Over here, they have road signs in both English and Spanish and everyone is familiar with the infamous 'press one for English' recording when you call almost any major business. Racial profiling is wrong in form or fashion and all people are created equal, but if we are going to fight for rights in this country, the same rights should be extended in every other country.

  • AKA_

    "In this country racial profiling is a huge concern, and it seems insane to pass a law that encourages it. " This law doesn't encourage it, homie. You've been listening to the news but haven't investigated the facts for yourself. They even tighten the language up further at the end of last week to explicitly say that you need probable cause (even though it already said that before). Like I said before, I'm the son of a legal immigrant who came here from Mexico 25 years ago. I was born in the country and I'm proud of it. These idiot Mexican trafficing drugs and people, shooting farmers...those people give my people a bad rep and they deserve worse than being shipped out of the country. I'm sick of all these people talkin about profiling. You have to be doing something wrong. That's how you get put in jail. Rass Kass and his drunk drinking ass should know that. Was it racial profiling that made him go out drinking and then decide it was good to drive around and endanger people? I respect him as an artist and enjoy his work but his attitude about race and police is often misguided. If you do dirt, you pay for it. If you live a legit life, whatever race you are, you don't get harassed by cops. I know there are some bad cops out there that do profile just because they don't like blacks or latinos but that's life. There always going to be bad people and no law is going to change that just like there are people out there breaking laws, trafficing drugs, killin people. This country holds many opportunities for people but you got to do things correctly. You need to stop bitchin about race relations and do something positive with your life. There are so many more important battle worth fighting for in the country right now beyond racial profiling like the massive debts Washington is racking up that are going to kill our children's future.

    • opinionz

      I understand what you are saying, but i didnt mean the LAW encourages it. I guess i meant that it gives those corrupt police officers and excuse to racially profile. And you are right there are more pressing issues in our country right now, however THIS issue does deal with race among many other things. I respectfully disagree that if you live a legit life you dont get harassed. I live in a very diverse area and I have seen many people harassed who have done nothing wrong.There are more serious problems, but you are naive if you dont think race is still an issue in this country. As far as the "bitchin about race relations". I think there is some truth to that. However i believe it only becomes an issue when people use race relations as a personal excuse for their problems. That being said there are still some deep seeded racial issues in this country.

  • opinionz

    Yes the issue here is illegal immigrants. But isnt the real problem mexicans in arizona that ARE legal getting harassed by police just because they are mexican and look like an illegal immigrant? In my opinion it isnt about the illegal mexican immigrants, but the legal mexican and hispanic citizens who are getting racially profiled. In this country racial profiling is a huge concern, and it seems insane to pass a law that encourages it.

    • opinionz

      Yes it might deter illegal immigrants from coming to this country...a little. But the issue is the certain law that gives some police officers an excuse to racially profile. And you might think it is only a small amount of legal immigrants that will be harassed by this law, but it is probably more than you and me both think. In my opinion another real problem with this , is who it targets. By passing this law, it separates the mexican/hispanic from the rest of the population, creating racial tension. And we all know racial tension never ends well. Although im against this law, it doesnt mean i dont think we have an illegal immigrant issue in this country. But again my problem is with who it targets. People who argue for the law say that illegal immigrants are taking the jobs and we should throw them out. But why dont they ever talk about the guy who illegally hires all these immigrants? Or the guy who is taking them over the border? The little guy is not the guy that Arizona should be going after. They should make stricter laws on places hiring illegals.If they arrested all the people hiring the illegals then they would have no place to go to work. That in my opinion would deter the problem much more.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      the problem is bigger than some, legal Mexicans getting harassed in America. Its about Americans being treated second rate in our own country. Where are the Americans going to go? It's sad, i guess that you cant tell an illegal immigrant from a legal one, just on sight. It's sad, i guess that latins/hispanics are the face of illegal immigration. But after 15 million illegal immigrants, just in latin/hispanic. Enough is enough. The Americans have demanded America take action. In my opinion, if you have public round-ups and deportations,it will act as as deterrent. Maybe it'll act as an incentive for that Mexican to stay at home and try to contribute and make his own country better.

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  • tc_wintonterrace

    To the untrained eye an illegal immigrant looks like a legal one, right? so imagine you're at work and the company starts bringing these "guys" in so much that when an American would lose their job, one of those "guys" would get the job hands down, as the American's replacement. So now, the "guy" next to you is not only new, but you cant communicate with him because you dont understand Spanish. So because of this,the "guys" who can speak English & Spanish are being promoted, regardless of experience. The Americans are upset and bring it managements' attention. Now these hard working Americans are labeled "troublemakers" and accused of racism because these "guys" dont look like us. So after the company chased off those Americans about 3 months later a funny thing happened....Immigration raided the place and it turns out these "guys" are illegal immigrants, undocumented workers,illegal aliens or whatever you wanna call it. But they're not supposed to EVEN BE HERE is the point. The company in a very short span had over 100 illegal immigrants on the clock. If local law enforcement could've rolled in the parking lot and had the legal tools to say hi "guys" can i see some id, then i bet we'd kept them good jobs we had. We're talkin' in Ohio, not some border state. Enough is enough.

  • OldSchoolCarlos

    I had never heard of Ras Kass till today, but I'm getting old so that's not surprising. What a good man for having compassion for other people, especially when he puts this Arizona situation in historical context. This is not about breaking laws, folks. This is about race!!! How many times I've heard my conservative friends complain about "illegal aliens" but in the next breath bragging about hiring some Mexicans to do work at their home for a ridiculously cheap price. You can't have your cake and eat it. If you see some older Mexican-American guy driving around listening to Ras Kass and Chuck D, it's probably me. Won't be cruising Scottsdale anytime soon though!

    • mattep507

      you're right! this law isnt about stopping Illegals from coming here illegally, or stopping them from murdering US citizens or taking advantage of our welfare system, smuggling drugs into our country or taking our jobs, free-loading off our health care ETC....its flat out RACISM!! who are we (USA) to ask people who break the law (traffic violations etc..) for identification? What gives us the right to question someones immigration status? thats just racism fool on all levels. Its not like there are 30-40 million undocumented illegal aliens in the US that account for 30% of crimes committed on a daily basis. man, those ppl in AZ are racist. I'm with you OldSchoolCarlos!!

    • OldSchoolCarlos

      Hurting the economy? These people are doing the shit jobs you and I don't want to do. You're vilifying the little guys. From an economic standpoint, why not focus your vituperation on the multinational investment banks that sold bonds backed by sub-prime loans and effectively bankrupted our country? I write about this stuff, so I've seen the whole horror show play out for the past three years. Life isn't as simple as you're trying to make it. It's easier to demonize a people, and blame them for all our problems, including higher taxes. And when a law is implicitly based on what a person looks like, the color and hue of their skin, that's race, baby. Our country has quite track record of having unjust, racist laws on the books. You need to educate yourself about poll taxes, sundown laws, laws that prohibited blacks from buying homes in housing developments, etc. I'm sure you're not a bad guy. I'm not trying to make you sound bad. Sometimes we have to agree to disagree in a civil society. That's cool. Just remember that the greatness of our country is expressed when we help other, less fortunate people, including each other. Just like what we're doing in Haiti. That's in honor of God's law. I wish you well.

    • GregRodgers

      Dude....a mexican who is legal can do a lawn for cheap money. A mexican who is illegal can get to stepping back to Mexico until/he or she can come here legally. Its not about race. Its about hurting the economy. Taking money out of my pocket in the form of higher healthcare because illegals get free care and that freeby gets passed to me. Its about undocumented people...(some who are criminals) making drug houses in our neighborhoods and peddling drugs in our communities. I am soo sick of black people and latinos crying race all the time and I am black. Criminal behavior is criminal behavior. Stealing, crossing the border illegally...they are crimes! Its illegal. That goes for whites (europeans who come illegally) blacks...(illegally here from haiti or africa for example) asians and latinos. Its not about race. Its about enforcing laws that were passed and on the books 25 years ago. Not to mention its a matter of nation security. We do not need to make it easy for terrorist from other nations crossing into the country like it ain't no thing... I understand that Mexicans are hurthing. But hey....thats the Mexican governments issue to fix. Not the American public's to fix.......

  • Hector

    Most of you sound like you need to take your asses back to college with your bullshit. Most of you probably don't even understand shit about the immigration situation coming into this country. If you can't see what is racist about this then stop jerking off to carlos mencia and david duck mixtapes. Take that bull to the toilet and read a fucking book, so you can understand the whole story.

  • tc_wintonterrace

    Wow....Ras Kass & Chuck D. prolly have a million dollars each in the bank. They're not competing with the guy who is taking a $12 an hour job and doing it for $2. Maybe if all the CD shelve space was fulla cheap,foreign material at $2 per CD, and Chuck and Rassie Kassie had to fight to get some space at $12 per disc, they'd get it. They'd be bitchin' for the retailers to be fairer to Americans. Bitchin' because it wouldn't be fair. Somebody with half your skill getting the job, because they can afford to do it, below minimum wage is disgusting.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      i'm not blaming a community, rather a failed government approach. Fo the life of me, I dont understand why Mexico is an unsuccessful place. I do know that it's not my fault and i shouldn't have to pay for it. The Mexican should stay and or be deported by the truck and boatload to help build they're own country into something. The Mexican president says the law is wrong, but what's he doing to keep his people from hopping the border. Nothing. It seems everybody is mad at this method, but offer no real solution for the problem of illegal immigration. I mean should we just eliminate the border and let them overrun and fuck up our country like theirs is fucked up?? no way Go Arizona Go!!!

    • latin-assassin

      insted of blaming the latin community for the loss of jobs and the state of the economy why do you put the blame where it belongs, white america excuse me corporate white america we as a people need to stand up and unite black and brown alike .we are loosing our civil rights as we speak and its only going to get worse if we do nothing these r racist laws by racist people put in place to keep us down as a people we must unite and open our mouths boyctting arizona is only the begginig

    • tc_wintonterrace

      you dont know how much money and property they have. I still say that the problem starts with the mexicans hopping across the border. The mexican government isnt telling them to stop and they're families arent either. So if you start shipping some of these people back, they might not try it again. these illegal immigrants are getting a free ride. no taxes paid. get pregnant on u.s soil and now they need health care. I say send 'em back. send 'em back before it's too late. if the illegals have kids here send them too

    • str82dapoint

      Okay... I'll repost something I said earlier... neither of them have a million dollars each in the bank... you kidding?? You're one of those dudes that thinks every rapper that is talked about has a ton of money.......... Rich rap stars?? Look man... Ras Kass and Chuck are not rich by any means. They are not Jay, Em, 50 or Diddy. Ras Kass had been behind bars for a while and even created a website for donations from fans to be able to make a new album, giving incentives for how large a donation was. Chuck was a star back in the 80s and only made some money when he went independent. Get your facts right... minimum wage for people working in the states is over $7 an hour. If you are not a citizen you can't get work in this country unless it's under the table from either people looking for cleaners for their house or shady ass companies that will put workers in the fields for much less pay than minimum wage. Who is really going to be taking those jobs besides the illegal immigrants cuz that's ALL they can get. Any real job, they can't get since they aren't legal!

  • AKA_

    BTW, Rass Kass. Remember when you said in "Nature of the Threat"...."Christians, get your facts right..." I think you need to follow your own advice homey. Get your facts right.

  • AKA_

    As I man of whose family came to this country from Mexico City legally, this whole issue pi--es me off. This isn't about immigrants like my fam. Its about ILLEGALS. People who don't respect the laws of this country enough to do things correctly. These people give us hard working people a bad rep. I love both Chuck D and Rass Kass to death but speaking out on this law as being racist just makes them sound ignorant. Like Obama, they obviously haven't read it. It explicitly says that there has to be cause to ask someone "to produce papers". This is no change in the existing laws. You always need cause. You can't just pull over a woman while she is taking her kids to get ice cream like Obama say on TV yesterday. And "produce papers... " People are saying you need to produce immigration papers. You don't need to carry around immigration papers with you. You just need to carry a LEGAL form of ID. 42 of the 50 states already require everyone to carry legal ID with them at all times. This is nothing new. Like one poster said, these laws have been there for years...this is just an attempt to get them enforced at the state level because the feds don't enforce them.

    • GregRodgers

      Hip Hop I am .. Stand up for your people...you say.... This dude did it the right way. He and his fam came here legally. Why he eff-u-See-Kay...should he stand up for people who come here illegally? Just because he is Mexican. I am black...should I stand up for black people who commit crimes just because I am black? Again...real words mahdude..... Whether Black or Latino...we make to many excuses for our peoples bad behavior...thats why we are not taken seriously. Stop making excuses. Just because people make it across the border illegally does not mean that its all good son. Once they cross the border they are criminals who broke the law. They have no rights, therefore, they do not belong here. Do like AKA....and come here legally. We will embrace them!

    • express urself

      nah man it's just an excuse to target Latinos and harass them some guy was already detained yet he had a license and he gave them a social security number but he was still asked for a birth certificate and who da fuck carries their birth certificate on them? so he was a legal citizen and detained for nothing. it's the same the same thing with the patriot act an excuse to infringe and violate the rights of the people with an ulterior excuse.

    • NatTurner

      @ Ah Hell. A drivers license does not prove citizenship or immigration status. It proves identity. That's why when you get a job you need your social security card plus your id, or your passport which does provide both. And as far as a cause, what is just cause? I see someone "loitering" and demand to see papers, or I see a carload of hispanics maybe? I live in Florida a land filled with Guatamalans, Haitians, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and many others. They do a lot of work that I don't see others lining up to do. They send money back to there home countries, but also spend money in our communities. It's funny because the only person I know here that is illegal is someone from the UK that stayed past their alloted time. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world.

    • Ah hell

      Don't be stupid HIP HOP I AM, He is stating the facts about the situation. I'm proud of my heritage but people like you make my heritage look ignorant. "And "produce papers... " People are saying you need to produce immigration papers. You don't need to carry around immigration papers with you. You just need to carry a LEGAL form of ID. 42 of the 50 states already require everyone to carry legal ID with them at all times. This is nothing new. Like one poster said, these laws have been there for years...this is just an attempt to get them enforced at the state level because the feds don't enforce them. "

    • tc_wintonterrace

      HE IS Dumb-Ass. HE SAID his people are the "legal immigrants that took the steps to gain entry" not the "illegals" that make it bad for him. AS a person of color. I'll be the first to tell you there is a difference between niggers and black people. The niggers usually are criminals, who take away from society, where most black people, pay their dues and help society. Most good black people dont wanna be confused with niggers, the same a good "legal" doesnt want to be confused with the leeching "illegal"

    • Hip Hop I am

      Wow. Your an idiot. Stand up for your people. Dumb ass mutherfucker.

  • wALTdEEZ

    Most of these people I feel like don't understand. It's not discrimination against immigrants, it's discrimination against ILLEGAL immigrants. How is it fair that people who come from other countries have to wait a long while, while mexicans just hope the border, live here illegally and reap the benefits. My great grandparents worked to get here legally, so should everyone else. If your doing something illegal then you should be punished just like if you killed someone, or committed another crime. Besides if these immigrants are here legally then they have nothing to hide, show the police your papers and move along. If your here illegally then sucks for you

  • HHFAN

    *Note: I am not a liberal, just an outside observer. I've always been split on this issue. One one hand, I do see a lot of racial undertones on this issue...and Wall Street Reform...and Health Care...and the Stimulus money...and the Tea Party Movement- wait, I'm getting off track. I'm curious as to why this act wasn't passed during the 8 years of Republican control of the Executive & Legislative branches of power? If Republicans were REALLY concerned about immigration, why is this happening now. It seems more like they are trying to make a political point more than anything. Unfortunately, due to the police (local, metro, Feds, TSA, etc.) sketchy history against minorities, it's justified that they see the issue as racial profiling. My first and middle name are Arabic even though my parents are latino & carribean. Guess who always gets the extra screening at the airport? While I'm sure this is an issue of illegal immigration, I'm sure that this is also being used as a way for conservatives to win points during the Mid Term elections. How? By stating that Liberals are willing to let all the illegal immigrants into the country unchecked. Please vote for Senator__________ and take back OUR America! Do you see where I'm going with this? Now, as far as the illegal immigration issue itself, I've never understood why these people don't file the necessary papers to come over to this country. If someone here knows any illegals in the US, please answer this for me. Why? My parents are immigrants from Jamaica & Venezuela. They came over here in the 1970's (legally) and got naturalized. Yes, it takes years but isn't that better than spending your life ducking the INS & the police?

    • Ah hell

      The Obama Administration plan is to grant Amnesty to illegals so that they can pay taxes and boost the economy (thats the plan). These immigrants that are granted Amnesty are going to praise Obama and want to keep voting Democrat.

    • HHFAN

      @mattep507 I agree because illegals are taxing the system. My mom is a nurse and her #1 complaint about why health care is so high is that the illegals are coming into hospitals and getting free care because they can't turn them away. Meanwhile, you and I pay into the system but get taxed out the ass because of it. Being a business owner, a good portion of my budget goes to paying insane insurance cost. The crime thing is crazy too. I'm sure there are immigrants that do come over here to make a better life but there's also a good lot that are nothing but criminals that are also burdening the legal system. Jail or deportation cost alot of money either way. I'm not sure what the Regan plan was or Obama's plan is (if any), but I'm sure there is a solution for the matter that doesn't look like out & out racism.

    • mattep507

      I'm curious as to why this act wasn't passed during the 8 years of Republican control of the Executive & Legislative branches of power? If Republicans were REALLY concerned about immigration, why is this happening now. It seems more like they are trying to make a political point more than anything. Unfortunately, due to the police (local, metro, Feds, TSA, etc.) sketchy history against minorities, it's justified that they see the issue as racial profiling. answer: The Obama administration is opposed to the passing of this law. The state of AZ passed the bill without congressional hearing. This law has been in place for several years but never enforced until now. In the last few years we've had more murders caused by illegals, more illegals coming over which means more babies to take care of on top of that the biggest recession in US history.

    • GregRodgers

      Here is the scoop...comprehensive immigration laws were signed back in the mid 80's under the Republican savior...Ronald Reagan. However, the government did nothing to enforce the laws. These laws that were signed in Arizona are basically a big EFF-U to the feds that do nothing and put the illegals on point that they will enforce the laws. I have no idea why people don't read and get the facts. I totally agree with you though son...Get the necessary papers and do it legally. However, fools make too many excuses for the illegals....they say...well its not fair because it costs too much. Look my father in law came to this country from Haiti. It cost him alot but he did it and is legal. If he as well as millions of other immigrants from Haiti, China, Russia, The Middle East, France, UK... Then what gives these fools special status?

    • mattep507

      good points

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • cddd

    shit i think its a good idea and im puerto rican,theirs wayyyyyyy toooo many mexicans coming here and taken peoples jobs .they come here take peoples jobs and wont even learn english or try to interact with other people they have mexican gangs in la and they hate black people theirs streets in la were if your black and u go down that street the mexican gangs will kil you just cause of your colar. im not saying every mex person is bad but the hole thing about like millions and millions of them coming here crowding up the place is not a good look its got way out of hand with those people man their out of contol and im glad az is doing something about it i wish nj would do the same. again i dont hate mex but at the same time their just wayyyy outta hand their used as cheap laber by fucked up companys their being used and people look at puerto ricans cubans domicans and ect the same way like yea they can use us too or only thing wer good for is cheap laber fuck that. mexicans are slaveing them selfs out b.

  • You Know?

    i agree that something has to be done about the immigration problem but not like this. and yeah i totally agree that Mexico has to clean up their act. also yeah blame the immigrants who dont have the opportunity to get an education its their fault you cant read or write and get a better job and blame them for being hired aswell. and im not making an excuse for people who break the law because it is illegal. i think the mexicans who come here feel the same way they are done with making excuse for their lifestyles so they come here to get ahead in life. and for those drug dealers coming into the country the federal laws and enforcement need to step up to stop that situation. because lets face it this law will not affect the drug dealers only those who are hard working. we need to come up with way to put these people in the system so that they can be taxed because either way they are here so we might as well tax them. this law only creates racial tension you know?

  • mattep507

    IM AT WORK AND BORED - The law in AZ does not give law enforcement the right to randomly stop hispanic people without warrant. IF you are speeding, run a stop sign etc...and are pulled over and cannot provide ID (and do not speak English) the police have probable cause to question your immigration status. If you are white and cannot provide ID and cannot speak English same rule applies. AZ would not be doing this if there were not 40+ MILLION illegals in the US. The US welcomes everyone from all countries to live here as long as they come here LEGALLY just like in other countries.

    • I'm at work and bored

      ahahaha, It's not a comeback. when i said shut the fuck up, it just means to shut the fuck up. because canada is north of america and mexico is south of america. The point is US invaded mexico because they can't stand mexicans but they will not invade canada beause they are white and juggle jesus's nuts. do you get it now? oh, and wise man told me once not to argue with gay jay-z fans because they are all faggots who walk around all day quoting verses from a camel which are stolen from someone else to begin with

    • mattep507

      IM AT WORK BORED really "shut the fuck up"? hmmmm....good come back. why invade Canada? i dont get your point. Canada has their shit together smart guy..."wise man told me dont argu with fools, cause ppl from a distance can see who is who.

    • I'm at work and bored

      @MATTEP507 Blah, blah, blah. Give me a break. i got an idea. Why don't we invade those pesky Canadians next? i mean most Americans hate them already right? Why not just invade kill half of them? We can even rename one of the state ***NEW CANADA***** ya know, kinda like "NEW MEXICO" This country was built by Illegal Immigrants. Unless you pay taxes to Native Americans, just shut the fuck up aight. Because this aint your land and it sure aint your fucking planet.

    • mattep507

      I understand. I've been pulled over before for no reason other than, looking suspicious. The officer asked for ID, insurance and registration and i was searched for drugs. I had current identification and no drugs. Needless to say i was let go and the police officer had the wrong guy. However, i'm aware that if i act like a thug, act look like a thug i'm likely to get treated like one. Trust me, i'm aware that not everyone who is pulled over looks like a thug.

    • You Know?

      exactly what i mean

    • Cali Gunnr

      True, but you have to realize that it is also illegal for a police officer to pull over a young black/brown man for driving a nice vehicle in the hood, and does that happen? These are fear tactics governments use to control people its just a matter of time before we (minorities) are treated like the people of color in South Africa. They already did it to many middle easterners (Guantanamo Bay), now hispanics, guess whose next. Its a step back in human rights, like YOU KNOW? below me said you are not competing with illegal immigrants for a job and if you are then maybe they should send your dumbass somewhere else. I guaranty they are not sitting around bored at their job blogging.

  • You Know?

    Ok everybody on here saying they have to compete with the Mexican immigrants for jobs i want to to know for what job are you competing? Most of the Mexican immigrants work in hard labor jobs because they can not get hired any where else. i have never seen them working in a nice office job but i have seen them clean up that office. and if you think you are competing for a shitty job like cleaning up shit than immigrants aren't your problem, you are your own problem. Also it is really easy to say oh stay out of country from the inside. but if you were on the outside and your family is suffering really bad and all it takes for you and your family to have a better life is move across the tracks tell me you wouldn't do it? and if you say you wouldn't do it then you really don't care about your family. its really easy to point fingers but put yourself in their position and tell me if you would have done things differently. and that whole come here legally by they time you would be allowed to come it would be to late.

    • GregRodgers

      Son... This law only creates racial tension because illegals keep coming even though they know they are breaking the law. If they weren't coming in droves...then there would not be problem...comprende? Yeah...I agree Mexico needs to clean up its act. But they won't because most underdeveloped countries are corrupt. Too much money at the top nothing for the people at the botton....(Oooh...kinda like the USA...see Goldman Sachs) I think the law is good....its needed...and its too bad for these people... Come legally and I as well as countless others will not be mad at all.

    • You Know?

      i agree that something has to be done about the immigration problem but not like this. and yeah i totally agree that Mexico has to clean up their act. also yeah blame the immigrants who dont have the opportunity to get an education its their fault you cant read or write and get a better job and blame them for being hired aswell. and im not making an excuse for people who break the law because it is illegal. i think the mexicans who come here feel the same way they are done with making excuse for their lifestyles so they come here to get ahead in life. and for those drug dealers coming into the country the federal laws and enforcement need to step up to stop that situation. because lets face it this law will not affect the drug dealers only those who are hard working. we need to come up with way to put these people in the system so that they can be taxed because either way they are here so we might as well tax them. this law only creates racial tension

    • mattep507

      believe it or not, millions of Americans with little to no education cannot find work bc illegals are already doing the work for much less. The employers who hire illegals are just as guilty and should be fined, jailed and shut down.

    • mattep507

      I agree with you except it sounds like Mexico needs to "clean up their act" so their people aren't starving and fleeing instead of leaving America with a financial debt thats costing the tax payers BILLIONS of dollars per year. Besides, for every 10 hard working illegals is 2 drug dealing, murderers....

    • GregRodgers

      Well said... But the main issue....they are here in the USA illegally. They should not be here in the first place. People should stop making excuses for those that break the law. Its why no one takes us black people seriously. We always make excuses.

  • harris89

    Ras Kass speaking truth.

  • tc_wintonterrace

    You have to start somewhere, illegal immigration is a nightmare in America and as an American,I shouldn't have to compete with some Mexican,who shouldn't even be here take less to do a job, because they're money is 10-to1 in mexico. Something has to be done to keep them in Mexico. Their own country sucks and is devoid of resources, NOW THEY WANT OURS. Fuck that. I think it's a good law. need more like it

    • latin-assassin

      part of the reas on mexico is in bad shape is becouse alot of these big american componies build their shitty ass factorys in mexico and pay our people crumbs

    • I'm at work and bored

      @TC_WINTONTERRACE see was that so hard? I rather be people be honest than pretend.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      TO BE HONEST, i just want them gone. if this gets them gone. I'm all for it

    • I'm at work and bored

      people are funny these days. At least when they were being racist back in the day, they said it to your face. Now it's yeah, we don't hate Mexicans, we just don't like illegal immigrants? So when the Europeans came to this land they weren't "Illegal immigrants" committing "violent crimes"? Oh yeah, that didn't happen because we all learned in high school pilgrims and Indians ate Turkey and danced the night away to GNR's Appetite for Destruction. yeah, I'm sure they are gonna stop a Russian guy walking down the street and ask him for his ID.

  • tc_wintonterrace

    You have to start somewhere, illegal immigration is a nightmare in America and as an American,I shouldn't have to compete with some Mexican,who shouldn't even be here take less to do a job, because they're money is 10-to1 in mexico. Something has to be done to keep them in Mexico. Their own country sucks and is devoid of resources, NOW THEY WANT OURS. Fuck that. I think it's a good law. need more like it

  • Lima

    Ok, is it just me or does anyone else think that the Mexican government should be involved? We are going about this in the wrong way, IMO. We're trying to stop immigration from the American side, but obviously we haven't gotten to the root of the problem which is poverty in Mexico. Is the American government doing all the work, while the Mexican government is just chillin? Idk. Also, I'm sure America's outsourcing work to Mexico and paying Mexican citizens peanuts has contributed to the influx of immigrants over here. Just a thought, but maybe if greedy companies weren't allowed to do that, some of the pressure could be alleviated.

    • Lima

      I didn't know that both countries make a profit. Don't free trade agreements (like NAFTA) make it more difficult for Mexican laborers (especially farmers) to make money? And I'm not sure but don't American workers get angry with outsourcing, since companies can send work elsewhere for much less money? I'm going to have to do some reading on this, but it seems like government dealings have put (Mexican) citizens at a disadvantage.

    • mattep507

      you are absolutely right. if Mexico's economy was "fixed" Mexican's would not be coming here in droves. However, it is not illegal to outsource work into Mexico (or any other country). As long as it is done legally. There are call centers in India that are contracted by the US. and its perfectly legal. Both countries make a profit and are taxed. Everyone wins! thank you for an intelligent statement.

  • Fon Z

    there's NOBODY in AMERICA thats full blooded American because it doesnt exist! We ALL have ancestors that were immigrants or have parents that ARE immigrants... you may be half Polish, Irish, African, English, Mexican, Cuban, etc! You're still a product of an immigrant!!! It's sad that some people are just plain stupid to realize how wrong & immoral this is. Think what you want but Hispanics are the back bone of this country!! Hate it or Love it!

    • mattep507

      I dont think anyone has problems with immigrants - its the illegal immigrants that are the problem. You are absolutely right!

  • WordRasssman

    Yeah, if you aint a native american then your an immigrant at one time or another fullstop!

  • Ah hell

    I'm impressed with the comment debates up in hurrrrr... This whole AZ immigration thing is oxymoronic because this fucking country was founded BY IMMIGRANTS, it's run BY IMMIGRANTS, and it's maintained BY IMMIGRANTS. The motherfucker that's pointing the finger at illegals for all our financial problems and such is the SAME motherfucker that's paying the illegals in the cheap labor. Also, illegals DO pay taxes just like citizens do with the little money they have. When they make purchases, they pay tax just like everyone else. This is some racial profiling to the extreme. I like that these rappers are putting the situation out there like this. I like AZ, but fuck the officials running it.

  • mattep507

    The US is the only country who does not deport illegals from their country. The Obama administration does not want illegals to leave. why? So he can give them amnesty and win their vote. Most hispanics depend on the govt for welfare. However, the Cuban and Puerto Rican communities are primarily conservative in values and do not rely on govt assistance. Ask any Cuban if they agree with Obama and they'll tell you NO. Cubans know what it is like to live in a socialist country - Castro anybody? Also, In Europe you must have a valid Visa or proper documentation to stay. Korea has a heavily armed military that secures a fence from illegal crossers. If you are caught sneaking over, you are shot and killed. In the US, if you question someones immigration status you are labeled a racist. Illegal aliens (mostly Mexican and El Salvadorian) account for 380 billion dollars of our debt. 20% of the population in AZ prison are violent Mexican offenders. Granted most Illegals come to the US in search for a better life. HOWEVER, you must go thru the proper chanels to become a citizen. If you are from Ireland and you do not have proper documentation, you need to leave. If you are Chinese and do not have proper documentation - leave. Illegal migration is bankrupting our country. If you are a Mexican American , what are you complaining about? This law does not apply to you. the problem is with ILLEGAL'S!!!!!

    • Illa

      No the problem is the double talk... oh yea we need more strict immigration laws.... only to leave the podium and hire a few Mexicans at cheap rates to get some productivity which equals money.. Thats the problem you cant say damnit these illegals then use them as slaves for your profit.. Start with Corporate America..

    • Lima

      I thought you made some valid points until you brought up Korea. I think it's Communist North Korea that shoots its own citizens who try to go to Democratic South Korea. It's more a matter of trying to keep people IN, not keeping them OUT.

    • Ah hell

      You do make valid points dude. This is racial profiling to an extreme though.

  • ur moms ass

    As far as not paying taxes, Did you ever stop and think that the employers will pay really low wages and still tax on them? Did you ever stop to think that with all the money they work for and when they spend it, they don't pay taxes? If they don't pay taxes then it is only fair since they get payed at such a shitty rate. I bet you if they had to do taxes, they wouldn't end up paying as much cause they don't make enough to be worth getting taxed So it's all just racial profiling, Yea it would be nice if they can come here legally, but America makes the process too long and too expensive, so what is their option? Stay home and die? or take a risk and try to make a living here. Yea Mexico right now is a shitty place to live but it's not like all those people asked to be in that situation, they just want a better life for themselves and children.

    • GregRodgers

      Problem...employers will pay them low wages but not tax them. Also wages for US citizens are 33%. Illegals pay nothing. Sure they paye "Sales Taxes" at 5 to 8%. Thats nothing. They also do not pay a car tax, (most drive illegally because they cannot get a license) and will not pay property tax because they cannot buy homes. Stop with the nonsense about illegals paying taxes. Plus when they get sick they use the hospital for care and never pay. Who do you think picks up the bill? US Citizens in the form of higher fee's and premiums for Health Insurance. Learn before you speak. The AZ law is also good because it will deterr these moronic drug lords from trying to settle into AZ. Less drugs, less crime. Being in the states illegally is a crime and should be treated like one. This is not the 1800's. Stop talking about the way we were. This is now. Throw the illegals out. I have no problem with folks coming here legally.

  • HoustonTx

    this is bullshit man. They are considering passing that law here in texas as well. I saw some representative on tv that was for the anti immigration law, the bitch clearly made it sound like they were after my latino people. She said, "well, we're not targeting a specific race but if an officer pulls over a truck for speeding and it seems to be full of day laborers, then the authorities have the right to question their legal status." My first thought was "BITCH, who makes up the majority of day laborers?"

  • ARI def

    It is easy for rich rap stars to boycott this law because they do not have to compete with illegals who will work for 2 dollars an hour. They have over run Arizona and although this law may look at a person's "race" what else are we supposed to do. All manual labor jobs are taken by them and if your not smart or lucky enough to go to college your screwed.

    • str82dapoint

      Rich rap stars?? Look man... Ras Kass and Chuck are not rich by any means. They are not Jay, Em, 50 or Diddy. Ras Kass has been behind bars for a while and even created a website for donations from fans to be able to make a new album, giving incentives for how large a donation was. Chuck was a star back in the 80s and only made some money when he went independent. Get your facts right... minimum wage for people working in the states is over $7 an hour. If you are not a citizen you can't get work in this country unless it's under the table from either people looking for cleaners for their house or shady ass companies that will put workers in the fields for much less pay than minimum wage.

  • CUTTBOY

    Yeah Arizona Sucks,just ask DMX

  • CUTTBOY

    Yeah Arizona Sucks- Ask DMX

  • CUTTBOY

    Yeah Arizona sucks,ask DMX....

  • kpanilaryea28

    yo fuck arizona for real. and yes they are racist as hell there. i know this because when i went to visit that act like they aint never seen a nigga in they life. i agree wit rass shit all these white folk here in america are immigrants as well shit they came and invaded america just like the hispanics are doin only dif is those muhfukkas came wit guns and knives and ran away the native americans. now thats some bullshit yea fuck arizona wit a great big black dang alang!

  • bob0923

    lol at rappers talking about politics

    • Ah hell

      BOB0923 is the epitomie of a Hip Pop supporter. Go do the stanky leg you fucking joke.

    • theSHAKUReffect

      b4 u start laughing check out the rappers u talking about,history n background stupid!!!!

    • HoustonTx

      Where the fuck have you been? Under a rock? Chuck D was a part of public enemy. They brought that heat when it came to political issues.

  • krime

    Yo I'm from AZ & its MAD racist over here... This law made us look like more of a joke... These people dont come over here for that bullshit you people accuse them of.. Most those illegal "criminals" are dudes who have beeen here since they were babies and are practically americans. REAL immigrants come to work & feed their families.. Those "crime" are arguments are the same ones white people use against blacks. Arizona's passing a law that makes Obama show his birth certificate if he runs for president again because they dont believe he was born here!! as we speak... The same state that wouldnt recognize MLK day..

  • ImBlackNope

    We should go Old School, and get a Law where we get BLACK as Slaves. That would be kool, and asians should be questioned too... hahaha

  • I'm at work and bored

    Hey World, Look! America is no longer racist! Because WE HAVE A BLACK GUY as president!!! Are you happy now? You brainwashed zombie sheep following morons? Now that, their's no more racism due to out BLACK PRESIDENT, what do you guys wanna do next? I know,I know!!!!! Let's pick on the Mexicans again for the 20th time. Congrats America!

  • C-ARSON

    As stupid as this law sounds it really makes a lot of sense. there are 500,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona alone. 1/2 a million people not paying taxes, not contributing to society, living with free healthcare, sucking off of tax payer's dime. fuck that.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      i agree 100% it's gotta start somewhere,before 500,000 becomes 5,000,000

    • Assassin221

      So? Cops would be able to stop a lot more crime if we got rid of all those inconvenient 4th amendment laws and let them bust into anyone's house or car and search at any time. Does that make a lot of sense, too? There's this thing called rights in this country, and yes, to some extent even illegals have them...the right not to be fucked with by a cop for literally no reason. Plus this law lets cops fuck with legals, too, so it hits everybody.

    • HoustonTx

      They are also the ones that get treated as slaves pretty much. It is common for the rich folk to pick up day laborers and promise decent pay just to end up beating the shit out of them and dropping them off in the middle of nowhere once all the work is done. How many other people do you know that stand outside waiting for work? I'm sure if their legal status was good then they would be holding down a job. This does not affect me or my immediate family but it will affect certain people I know if it gets passed in texas.

    • C-ARSON

      It's almost not harassing,even though it completely is. Its like just pick one chances are they'll be illegal, outsiders looking in don't realize the burden the illegals put on the rest. Yes its racist but 3/4 the crime comes from illegals.

    • jay r

      I guess you don't like the cheap labor and contribution to the local economy.

    • TU

      it makes sense to racial profile?? your fucking stupid fuck the police their job is protect and serve get the real criminals immigration reform is whats really called for the system is broke,

    • I'm at work and bored

      yeah, but it's not enough harassing Mexicans. We should also stop all black people and make sure they are not escapes slaves. Also, we need to capture all asians, put them in camps and make sure none of them are Koreans hiding nuclear weapons in their homes. Last but not least, we need to round of all middle eastern people make sure their last names aren't Bin Laden. Oh and 911 was not an inside job, it just looks that way with anyone with a functional brain. All these clowns talking that same bull shit about your tax dollars pay for immigrants and blah, blah, blah. Your taxes don't pay for nothing but bull shit.

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