Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Latin artists make so much money in the US. The people supporting them are the some of the ones suffering the most right now. Why haven’t any of them spoken up for immigration reform? Don’t they care? Are they afraid of a backlash from Lou Dobbs?

Billboard’s Leila Cobo has written a great article about their apathy.

The omission is glaring, not only because so many Latin acts that are now citizens of this country initially came here as illegal aliens, but also because many of the people who support their music are here illegally and under siege. Indeed, fear of immigration crackdowns have had a direct impact on Latin concert attendance and album sales, according to promoters, managers and retailers.


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