Yesterday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, California, was met with protests asking that the 2011 game be moved out of Phoenix due to Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 — but the game is staying put for now. Meanwhile, a list sent to officials in Utah that claims to name 1,300 undocumented immigrants has the Latino community terrified.
All-Star Game. News agency EFE reports that commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t seem inclined to change the site of next year’s game. The article also notes that more Hispanic baseball players have come out this week against SB 1070, and threatening to boycott the game if it remains in Phoenix.
Hit list in Utah. The Associated Press reports on a list sent to state officials and press outlets in Utah, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, which includes the names and personal information of 1,300 Latinos the list alleges to be undocumented and asks that they be deported. EFE says that the letter was sent by a group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of the United States” and quotes Tony Yapias, director of Proyecto Latino de Utah, saying that this “goes beyond anything we’ve ever seen in this state. Where will it end? This isn’t just hate. The goal here is to terrorize people.”