Carlos Santana blasted Georgia's new immigration law as being anti-American on Sunday.
Santana, the guitarrist who was receiving a Beacon of Change award at a civil rights theme night at a Major League Baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta criticized the law which was enacted on Friday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Santana, who was born in Mexico, also criticized Arizona, which has attempted to pass measures tough on illegal immigration.
I represent the human race, Santana said, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
HB 87 boosts law enforcement power sand requires employee immigration status checks.
This is about fear, that people are going to steal my job, he said. No we ain't. You don't clean toilets and clean sheets, stop chucking and jiving.
It's an anti-American law. It's a cruel law, actually, Santana said. If you all remember what it was like here with Martin Luther King and the dogs and the hoses, it's the same thing, only it's high tech. So let's change it.