When Immigration Matters

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson Stokes Immigration Debate

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 9:40 AM

Nothing like one of the NBA's greatest coaches and most recognizable personalities adding a little fuel to the immigration embrolio.  In fact, the timing couldn't be any better as "Los Suns" face Jackson's Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Finals.

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Phoenix Suns Star Steve Nash Speaks Out Against Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Wed, May 05, 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Most athletes try to steer clear of politics, but Superstar Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns embraces the opportunity.   Nash was a guest on ESPN's PTI and when asked about Arizona's tough, new immigration law, he said that he opposes the law and that it "damages our civil liberties...it opens up the potential for racial profiling and racism...I think that it is a bad precedent to set for our young people.  I think it represents our state poorly in the eyes of the nation and the world.  I think we have a lot of great attributes here and I think that it's something that we could do without and I think it hopefully will change a lot in the coming weeks."
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