Alba: 'Arizona Immigration Law Is Racist And Foolish'

JESSICA ALBA has slammed the new Arizona state immigration rules, branding the legislation "a very racist, foolish law".
The Sin City star was part of an all-star public service announcement (PSA) taking a stand against the law, which gives Arizona police new powers to arrest and detain anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant.
And Alba insists she'll carry on fighting the regulation as it's an issue she and Robert Rodriguez, her MAChete director, feel strongly about.
She tells Britain's Daily Record, "It's always been a relevant issue, for me and for Robert, because we grew up with that reality and it just happened to be that a state did something really, really foolish and passed a very racist, foolish law... There's no way we can change it if we all just sit back and do nothing, so it's about engaging and getting people to stand up for their rights."


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Jessica, I am a 5 generation U.S.Hispanic. My family was living in Texas when the border crossed over from Mexico to U.S. Territory, they stayed in Texas, because they had a ranch there. I am SOOOOO PROUD that you are sticking to what you believe. I also think the law will lead to racial profiling to Latinos who are LEGAL and living in the U.S. everyone, like the post of the 'hispanic' family who is against illegals, keeps screaming, it's about Illegals. It's about Latinos being racial profiled! I stand with you, Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Salma Hayek, Benjamen Bratt and many other Latino actors who are against this racist law.
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Let's have PEACE in this WORLD!!!!!!!!.................
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Dear Jessica, you're easy on the eyes and a lovely girl I'm sure, but you come across as a clattering fool with your uninformed comments. To suggest thatenforcement of Federal Immigration law (er...it IS AGAINST THE LAW to enter ANY country illegally) is racism is just stunningly wrong-headed.What about the folks from Central America who are in Mexican jails for entering that country illegally? Are they victims of racism too?
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Jessica & Robert ought to consider that there may be several hundred people crossing over from Mexico who can and will do their jobs just as well and for less money.After-all, in the end, it really is "Show Business".
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jessica alba is absolutely right. the arizona immigration law calls for racial profiling, but whites are never profiled in spite of the horrendous crimes they commit.
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Thank you Jessica for your expert legal opinion, oh wait, have you even played a lawyer on TV or in a Movie. Maybe you can cite the actual line in the law that is in fact racist. To save you some time there isn't one. The law makes it illegal in Arizona to be there illegally, imagine that actually holding people accountable I know that is a new concept for you Hollywood/Celebrity types. I know you would like to impose your standards on the rest of the country. You should be asking yourself why the Federal Government is actually imposing a Double standard, sanctuary cities which conflict with federal law are OK in their eyes but a law that actually supports the existing law is a NOT, sounds like selective enforcement for votes to the rest of us. Stick to looking good and trying to act, you might be succesful, keep insulting people and you won't be.
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I would love to see Jessica and her baby go live on the AZ border without her bodyguards. Just ask Robert Krenze the rancher who was killed in cold blood while trying to help an illegal how safe it is? Walk a mile in the people who live on the border's shoes before you speak up. Mexico has very tough immigration laws and so does every other Country. Hollywood is a joke, I never go to movies and will not support these liberal idiots anymore.
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Hey Jessica! You have a beautiful child, but you're smoker. How stupid is that?
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Jessica, we are a hispanic family, but we are commpletly against being here illegally. How can you support that, and say its Racist? We all work hard here as I am sure you do to, my husband is a Journeyman Painter and a good painter at that, 25 years in the business, he should be making at least $25-30 per hour and he makes $15 right now because illegial immigrants will do it for less than that. They take our jobs and leave the people who deserve to make more, jobless or in poverty. I agree with Arizona and I wish California would do the same. If you think it is ok then maybe you should pay us the money we deserve since you make so much and we all know your job is safe because illigial immigrants can't take your job! Supid!
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I'm disappointed in Jessica's viewpoint but not surprised. She is like so many other people who fail to see the reality of what is going on and falls back on Racism as the almighty blame. "it just happened to be that a state did something really, really foolish and passed a very racist, foolish law" - God forbid us to close our borders to illegal immigrants who cross our borders and take up the jobs, health benefits, unemployment benefits and safety to LEGAL CITIZENS of this Country, costing taxpayers millions each year! ..." so it's about engaging and getting people to stand up for their rights." - Ummm (the US Citizens) People are standing up for their Rights by trying to send back those who are here illegally! I have a few dollars in my pocket.... Maybe I should send her one so she may buy a clue!!!
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