Phoenix Suns (sort of) Make a Stand For Hispanic Fans

May 5th, 2010 by Beckley Mason Leave a reply »

As the political climate in Arizona heats up over the recent immigration laws signed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer, the Suns have announced that they will wear “Los Suns” jerseys in tonight's playoff game as a show of solidarity with Arizona's Hispanic community.

High profile members of the Phoenix Suns organization, including GM Steve Kerr, Steve Nash, and Amar’e Stoudemire have expressed dismay over the new laws, which may allow police officers to question anyone who appears to be an illegal alien.

The law does not set clear provisions for how the appearance of illegality would be judged, beyond stating that officers need “reasonable suspicion” to make “reasonable attempts…to determine the immigration status.”

The provisions demand subjectivity on the part of Arizona police officers (as do most laws), and has led some to worry that it will allow officers to question anyone who looks Hispanic.

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