Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns made his views on Arizona's new regressive immigration laws in no uncertain terms on ESPN's PTI. The Suns will wear Los Suns jerseys tonight for their playoff game against San Antonio on Cinco de Mayo ("fifth of May"), a date in the United States which has come to mean a celebration of "the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry".
STEVE NASH: (La ley) va en detrimento de nuestra sociedad y de las libertades civiles, y creo que es importante que alcemos la voz en favor de lo que creemos.
I think the law is very misguided. I think it is unfortunately to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties and I think it is very important for us to stand up for things we believe in," Nash said of the bill. "I think the law obviously can target opportunities for racial profiling. Things we don't want to see and don't need to see in 2010.
It doesn't feel good to have people around the world and around the country look at our state as less than equal, less than fair. As proud citizen of this state, I want us to be held be held in the highest esteem. I think we have a lot of great attributes and a lot of great people and I think we need to be very cautious in how we respect our civil liberties and the tone we're setting and the precedents we're setting moving forward.
From this morning's front-page of The Arizona Republic: