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Hispanic groups: Boycott All-Star Game

Monday, July 4th, 2011

(Fox Sports) With Major League Baseball's All-Star Game less than two weeks away, Hispanic groups outraged over Arizona's attempt to crack down on illegal immigrants are pressing players and fans to sit out this year's spectacle, FOXNews.com reported Saturday.

Even though the state's controversial immigration law has been put on hold by the federal courts, opponents say a boycott is still a good idea.

"We just encourage everyone who opposes racism and discrimination, think about children separated from families, to come out and stand in solidarity with all the children," boycott organizer Anayanse Garza told myFOXphoenix.com.

Arizona's crackdown, which would allow police officers to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, drew national attention when it was first signed into law in April 2010. Critics said it would lead to unconstitutional racial profiling, while supporters argued the state is helping federal authorities who aren't doing their job in enforcing immigration law at the border.

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