Celebs React to the Signing of SB 1070

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Everyone from President Obama to Calle 13 is lambasting the insane new immigration bill recently signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. After the president called for a Department of Justice investigation into the legality of the laws, calling them "misguided," Eva Longoria Parker chose to use President Obama's words to demonstrate her frustration, sending out a Twitter message that read: "The recent legislation in Arizona threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness."

 Ricky Martin also took to Twitter to let his disapproval be known, stating, "Racial profiling should never be tolerated, in the US or anywhere in the world. We’re moving backwards. Scary."

Residente (aka Rene Perez) of Calle 13 went a little bit further, dramatically comparing the passage of SB 1070 to the start of Hitler's Nazi Germany while talking to reporters at a press conference in Mexico over the weekend: “It’s a horrible law. I don't understand where it comes from. If you're going to ask Latinos for documents, then you’re going to have to ask Asians, Europeans, Americans and everyone for their documents. If that's the way it is, then ask everyone for their papers. It's a racist law. To me, this is how things started in Germany years ago with the persecution of the Jewish community."

George Lopez took a lighter approach to his criticism of the law, initially tweeting, "ARIZONA .. George Lopez is coming ...Oops... I just got pulled over ... Apparently I fit the profile ... Gacho!!" A few hours later he followed that up with, "AZ announces the first Spray Tanning Shop that sprays you lighter "the casper." Tougher to Profile."

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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