Skip to comments.Santana blasts Georgia immigration bill before Braves game
Posted on 05/16/2011 11:06:48 AM PDT by La Lydia
Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana, in town to be honored for a Beacon of Change award at Sundays MLB Civil Rights Game at Turner Field, called the state's new immigration law "anti-American. "Santana took his turn at the podium on the field in a pre-game ceremony before the Braves-Phillies game to criticize the immigration bill just signed into law by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Friday.
I represent the human race, the Mexican-born Carlos Santana said. The people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
The Georgia immigration law, HB 87, cracks down on illegal immigration by increasing enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires.
Supporters of the new state law have long contended it's needed because the federal government has failed to adequately enforce the nation's immigration laws. One estimate ranks Georgia seventh nationally among states with an estimated 425,000 illegal immigrants.
Shortly after the game started, Santana met with the media in an impromptu gathering in the Turner Field press box after word of his comments began to break on the Internet and through social media.
He said the law is based on racism and economic anxiety....
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Mexico has a much more draconian immigration policy than the USA.
Is their policy “racist”?
If we implemented the “Mexico model” on immigration, would that be “racist” if we were doing it?
carlos santana should shut his ignorant racist mouth. how does he feel about mehicos laws regarding illegal aliens?
The guy has been playing the same lick for over 40 years.
Did he get booed off the stage?
Hey Carlos,Shutup and sing.We don’t want or need your opinion thanks.
People have forgotten there is a need for border control and nationalism. I suspect we will have to learn it anew as so many nations did in 1939 and 1940.
I wonder if that f^¢x!ng hypocrite has a problem with the most retrictive immigration laws in the Western hemisphere; in Mexico.
I would just tell Carlos is that all we want is the same immigration policy that Meh-Hee-Co has.
I’m sure he’ll be returning all those million$ he made off us evil Americans.
Santana is a communist supporting POS. His music is now banned from my hearing forever.
Deport his ass.
The AJC article uses the term "legendary" to describe this utterly worthless "musician". I'm sorry but Carlos Santana means absolutely nothing to me. His "music" is just a bunch of unstructured screaming noise to my ears. And his remarks just confirm my always low estimation of this low-life hippie.
Now, Les Paul on the other hand...
I bet if Carlos ever got his beloved “Aztlan”, they would have strict policies on who could live there and who couldn’t.
Go home, amigo, and stay there.
Over rated. His drummer was the best thing about the Woodstock performance.
I notice that Carlos Santana hasn’t given his fortune away to his hermanos mexicanos, but is happy for us to continue to give ours away to them.
Carlos, you better change your evil ways.
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