LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Protesters outside Dodger Stadium on Sunday demanded that the team urge Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All- Star Game out of Arizona because of its anti-illegal immigration law.

The activists also are asking that Dodger players refuse to play in the All-Star Game if MLB does not move the game from Phoenix, much like the National Football League did in 1993.

Protesters Aim To Keep SB1070 In Headlines: KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper Reports

That year’s Super Bowl game was moved from Arizona because it was then the only state that had not approved a holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has so far refused to bow to activists’ demands that
the All-Star Game game be moved.

Organizer John Morales said the protests against the Diamondbacks are “a way to speak out against the unjust and discriminatory SB 1070.”

The law has drawn extensive protests, although its supporters say it merely brings Arizona statutes in line with existing federal immigration law.

Dodgers officials declined to comment on the protest.

Comments (7)
  1. ginny25 says:

    This is getting really old. Arizona put into place a state law that matches the Federal Immigration Act already in place. The Feds in office today just want to ignore it thinking it might go away.

  2. pedro says:

    These people need to give it a rest. Right on Bud Selig. Don’t give in to these La Raza radicals. I will support the diamond backs & allstar game in AZ.

  3. chris says:

    did anyone hear about what mexicos mayer said…they are blaming the USA for the murders and violence on borders…saying it’s OUR fault becausethe violence is coming from the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS we are deporting back to mexico…like really!!!! Keep ur own dang illegals in ur own state and we wouldn’t have to! Ridiculous! That’s what they get tho!

    1. chris says:

      oops I mean mayor haha.

  4. GC1008 says:

    I’m so sick of this. If you support American law and the Arizona law that mirrors the Federal law then you’re automatatically racist. And Chris’s point about the Mexican majors having the audacity to say the US is to blame for border violence because we deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes is right on. When the heck is our government going to protect it’s citizens, track down the illegals and kick them out? Period. I stand by Arizona. And in November I’ll vote for candidates who support cracking down on illegal immigration and I’ll vote against those who don’t. REGISTER NOW AND GET OUT AND VOTE. IT’S THE WAY WE CHANGE THINGS.

  5. GC1008 says:

    Oops… that Icomment about supporting American law and being racist was supposed to be sarcastic… People who support the immigration laws are not automatically racist and people should stop using the race card to support criminals.

  6. Only if you knew says:

    This is to Chris and GC1008, both of you are idiots,
    Am I really supposed to take your post as being creditable? When both of you cannot even spell correctly. You would think that two individuals trying to make a statement would at least use spell check to correct mistakes. We should invest in providing adequate school funding to educate people like you, so that when they do deport all illegal immigrants you can take their spots at McDonalds and be proficient enough to give people correct change and interpret directions properly, It appears that you want to join the band wagon that support vague laws. Who is to say that they will not propose and pass a law that will affect you people directly, then both of you will be crying on the curb with your butts in pain.

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