“Papers, Please.” Arizona News Links #4

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Rep. Duncan D. Hunter of California–a guy who owes his career to his father and the population of the Congressional district who continually re-elected him–thinks that being born in the US shouldn’t be all it takes to become a citizen. Why? “It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls.” California District 52, this is your guy. Do something.

The Major League Baseball Players Association wants the law repealed. More than a quarter of the players on opening day rosters are foreign-born. There’s also pressure for MLB to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix if the law isn’t repealed. More on MLB’s reaction from Think Progress.

Just how crazy is the new law? Texas Governor Rick Perry, who recently claimed to have shot and killed a coyote while on a morning jog, thinks the law goes too far.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer thinks illegal immigration is the same as a terrorist attack.


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →