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May 24th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Santana sounds off on controversial immigration laws; Morgan Freeman: immigration is the new civil rights struggle

Some context on this interview clip:

Just one day before T.J. Holmes sat down with Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana and Ernie Banks, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a controversial immigration bill. The law is similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 that sparked protests throughout the country. And in light of the MLB Civil Rights Games (the reason we were speaking to these three legends), T.J. asked them to weigh in on the immigration debate. Take a listen.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. JDM

    interesting vid. i hope they don't deport santana back to tijuana.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  2. txleadhead

    And this is supposed to mean something? Do they expect expect us to cower to our Invaders? Maybe they should both try acting like Americans rather than Traitors. I hope True Americans boycott their music + films. Be here LEGAL or be Gone.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  3. Lup E. Nopaz

    Actors and Musicians should stick to what they know best; voice-overs and songs least they risk alienating and losing what little audience they have left.
    Never reward bad behaviour unless one wants more bad behaviour. Punish bad, reward good...

    May 25, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  4. Kugellager

    I love the USA and I fear immigration will totally destroy my country. I know
    that we are witness to that destruction from immigration legal and illegal
    already. Repeal of the Hart/Cellar act of 1965 would be a good start.
    200 million is the population this country should be but because of the mass immigration brought on by the Hart/Cellar immigration act we are
    well on our way to being a third world cesspool.

    May 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  5. Rob

    To defend our borders from those who choose to come across without papers and expect one to go about becoming a citizen legally is not too much to ask, of any foreigner. Assimilating to the culture of America is expected. Understanding our history and learning the language should be considered also.

    The problem is that many who do come here, do so because they believe that they will be given monetary gifts of free healthcare at any emergency room, free food, and housing and a free education. They want social security payments that they did not contribute to, and do not pay taxes. How about getting an education in your own country, then coming over when you can contribute to society and pay your fair share of taxes. Since when should American citizens have to pay for an illegal to live here....the welfare money paid out needs to go to only those American citizens who need help, and on a temporary basis. I am tired of reading that illegals do work Americans won't. Not true. Many Americans will do the work that feeds families. We cannot afford to use taxpayer money to give as handouts to those who are not citizens, do not assimilate, and do not speak English.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:16 am |
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