Shakira‘s on a mission! She’s heading down to Phoenix, Arizona to campaign against the controversial new immigration law. She’s also slated to speak to the mayor, Phil Gordon who’s a strong critic of the statute, which the NY Times called “the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration.” The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will also be speaking to various city officials and families who could be affected by this turn of events.
The newly enacted immigration law has come under harsh criticism from Hispanic groups, organized labor and civil liberties activists. They’re claiming that Arizona’s new law is unconstitutional and say that it will only lead to ethnic profiling. Shakira’s political adviser, Trevor Nielson, says that the Colombian singer “is deeply concerned about the impact of this law on hardworking Latino families.”