Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez: "Who's The Immigrant: Selena Gomez Or Justin Bieber?"
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jun 27, 2012 8:40PM
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) gave a speech on the floor of the House today that sounded more like a fun round of trivia. Continuing his argument against Arizona's "Show me your papers" immigration law, Gutierrez gave his fellow lawmakers a quiz on racial profiling.
"I’m sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country," said Gutierrez. "Oh wait a minute, I’m sorry. Because I’m not a trained Arizona official, I somehow got that backwards. Actually, Ms. Gomez, of Texas, has helped Mr. Bieber, of Canada, learn all about his adopted country. Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers."
Who is an immigrant — Geraldo Rivera or Ted Koppel? Koppel was born in England. Tony Parker or Jeremy Lin? Parker was born in Belgium. Antonin Scalia or Sonia Sotomayor? Trick question!
"We could play this game all day, but the point is simple," said Gutierrez. "The idea that any government official can determine who belongs in America and who doesn't simply by looking at them is completely ridiculous, unfair, and un-American, and yet this absurdity is the law of Arizona."
See the full transcript on CSPAN.com. Watch the video below.