Pro-Immigrant Morrissey Fans Call for a Free Show in Phoenix

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Morrissey at the Fox Pomona.
Senate Bill 1070 architect Russell Pearce may have been recalled in Arizona, but the call for a boycott of the state remains. The latest manifestation comes in the form of Morrissey's Nov. 20 concert at Phoenix's Orpheum Theater. The singer once told an audience, "I wish I was born Mexican," and, as I've written before, had he been granted that request, in Arizona, he'd be putting up with all the revved-up xenophobia.

Morrissey has a huge, dedicated following among Mexicans, and that devotion is very evident on the Facebook page urging him to convert his concert into a free show following Manu Chao's example:

Beloved Morrissey, please take a stand for immigrants!

How we love you, let us count the ways! We will travel cross country to see you perform, we name our first child after you...Your music is the soundtrack of our lives. We flip our imaginary mics in that MOZ fashion. We've followed you for as long as we can remember...

Signing it "Forever, your adoring MOZ fans," the group pulled from Morrissey's catalog for persuasion, saying that "Irish Blood, English Heart" captures the everyday experience of immigrants in Arizona and throughout the United States.

The Smiths-inspired Texas trio Girl In a Coma played a free benefit show in the state, and they captured the experience in their new song "Hope," off the recently released Exits and All the Rest. Will Morrissey follow in their footsteps, providing his musical services free of charge, all in the name of immigrants?

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Enforcement through Attrition? E-Verify to support USworkers!


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Lamar Smith’s, a Texas lawmaker was inspired to produce thispiece of legislation, goes to the heart of the matter of immigration and itsrapidly rising cost.  Those businesses ofevery type have encouraged poverty from every country--to settle here. Unlikemost developed countries illegal immigration is a felony, not a civilinfraction as in the good old USA.  Theyhave caused this incredulous infection that has contaminated our country with alarge chunk of discretionary spending, to support these people. That has affectedeach of the 50 states financial shortfalls for decades. The major majorityrealize now that we cannot keep accepting people who are desperate, and placinga strain of financial weight on public schools for their children, thehospitals and an overpopulated penal system.



No finger is pointed at any person’s race, color orspiritual dedication, but anybody who has arrived here through any means, withintent to grab as much free welfare assistance as possible. A MANDATORYE-VERIFY SYSTEM will deliver relief from illegal aliens in the labor market. RevisedE-Verify is already expelling foreigners who are stealing jobs from the unfortunate22 million workers, even though it has the Liberal press who denies itseffectiveness. Unbelievable the main culprit that had an obligation to theAmerican people through many changes of administration, have failed to closeall loopholes in stringent enforcement. Not even the border fence has beencompleted--or any serious laws to hold businesses accountable for the damage causedby illegal alien labor. Going to Google you can help determine the terribletoll place on this nation, by out-of-control immigration.  Our strength is in our votes and you cancontact your political leader through NumbersUSA.


You can read all about corruption at Judicial Watch website,you can either contact ICE website, to report illegal aliens working. You caneven join a local TEA PARTY online. You have to wonder who Obama and theDepartment of Justice as our Public Servants are obligated too.  It certainly not to assist the majority of thecitizens and legal residents, as the President and the judicial branch havebeen asserting their power on Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and nowIndiana. All these states want to do is inhibit economic aliens from going thereand ransacking the welfare and public entitlement programs.


As of November 18, Rep.Joe Heck (R-Nev.) and Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) is now co-sponsoring House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's LegalWorkforce Act (H.R.2885.) adding to the astounding 12 more lawmakers in thelast two weeks, bringing the number of co-sponsors to 65, who wanting  this law to reach the floor of the house ofRepresentatives.


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Once we get illegalimmigration under control, then ‘THE People’ can enact a standardized ‘GuestWorker’ program’ for agriculture, but with good regulated pay, conditions thatmust be observed. Not the incorrigible way some farmers are treating their chargestoday.


Attn: We must all bewatchful of illegal aliens voting in the future election cycle.


"Last night I dreamt that someone deported me"


No 'Marial' we mean Pro-Immigrant, and actually, pro- everyone in AZ.  Tons of non-immigrant people have been getting pulled over unfairly also, because they LOOK like immigrants.  What a waste of public safety TIME AND MONEY!!/we...


Maybe Sherrif Joe can bust them all in one


You mean pro illegal immigrants.


check out my response above, genius...

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