Justin Bieber and the Arizona Immigration Laws
“This is for our young C-SPAN viewers: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. These young people have overcome their very different national origins and become apparently a happy couple. I’m sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country. 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 about his adopted country. Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers.”
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) on the House floor, debating the Arizona immigration laws that allow law-enforcement officials to determine a person’s immigration status, simply from their looks or speech.