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Salma Hayek Speaks Out on AZ Immigration Law, SB 1070

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 06/16/2010 at 5:42pm

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Via MTV Tr3s’ arts and culture blog, Blogamole, Salma Hayek is the latest celebrity to speak out against Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070:

The Mexicana, who is now a naturalized U.S. citizen, gave this candid response to Mexican news agency Notimex when asked about SB 1070:

“What surprises me is the lack of humanity with which they are treating the immigrants,” she said. “What I can’t understand is how the United States, which is considered a hero around the world that helps other countries, doesn’t help the foreigners who enter their country. It’s a contradiction.”

According to Blogamole, this is not the first time the actress has used her fame to protest injustice.

Back in May, 2006, la actriz publicly criticized a bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would make being an illegal immigrant in the U.S. a felony. Hayek Pinault shared this response with the New York Daily News:

“As a human being, I find this situation intolerable. As an immigrant, I find it offensive. And as an American citizen, I find it disheartening.”

If celebrity appeals to humanity get brushed aside, however, Arizona’s SB 1070 may just end up sinking Arizon’as economy, judging by the looming foreclosure crisis and tanking tourism.

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