The Corner

Re: Los Suns

Steve: I know the Spanglish jerseys have been used before just for marketing purposes, but the Suns’ owner specifically said last night’s use of the jerseys was a political protest. As though millionaire ball-bouncers who live in gated communities and depend on illegal-alien pool cleaners are in any position to render judgment on the insecurities of ordinary Arizonans. Not to mention a foreigner, Nash, lecturing Americans on their laws; if this were Mexico, he’d already be on a plane back to Canada.

And sent along by a reader, some common sense from Lakers coach Phil Jackson:

First Jackson, who has showed lefty leanings in the past, indicated he had no problem with the controversial state Senate Bill 1070.

“Am I crazy, or am I the only one that heard [the legislature] say ‘we just took the United States immigration law and adapted it to our state,’” Jackson said.

I told him they usurped the federal law.

“It’s not usurping, it’s just copying it is what they said they did, and then they gave it some teeth to be able to enforce it,” Jackson said.

Then he mildly scolded the Suns.

“I don’t think teams should get involved in the political stuff. And I think this one’s still kind of coming out to balance as to how it’s going to be favorably looked upon by our public. If I heard it right the American people are really for stronger immigration laws, if I’m not mistaken. Where we stand as basketball teams, we should let that kind of play out and let the political end of that go where it’s going to go.”

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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