Where ever race and politics intersect, you are sure to find Al Sharpton. With the recent passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, Al Sharpton has decided to join forces with Lillian Rodriguez Lopez from the Hispanic Federation in New York City to commit civil disobedience in Arizona.
The Washington Post: NEW YORK -- The Rev. Al Sharpton says he's ready to travel to Arizona and march in the streets to protest the state's new immigration law.
Sharpton joined Lillian Rodriguez Lopez from the Hispanic Federation in New York City on Sunday to speak out against the law. They say activists are prepared to commit civil disobedience to fight it.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill Friday. It requires police to question people about their immigration status - including asking for identification - if they suspect someone is in the country illegally.
The law will take effect in late July or early August.
President Barack Obama has called the new law "misguided" and has instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal.
On illegal immigration, Democrats are going to stir the racial pot big time. Without their filibuster proof majority in the Senate, getting amnesty passed this year will be difficult. The next best thing for the Democrats would be to create a very ugly racial ruckus over illegal immigration, in hopes to boost Hispanic support for the party.
When it comes to creating an ugly racial ruckus, who better than Al Sharpton?
Via: The Washington Post