MLB players' union opposes Arizona immigration law

Baseball players say they are concerned the law would force those who are foreign-born to prove their status

Published April 30, 2010 8:39PM (EDT)

The Major League Baseball players' union says it opposes the new Arizona immigration law.

The union says it's concerned the law could have a negative impact on hundreds of ballplayers and their families.

Union head Michael Weiner says in a statement released Friday that the law could force foreign-born ballplayers to prove their immigration status at any time. As of opening day, more than one-quarter of big league players were born outside the United States.

Weiner says the union hopes the law is repealed or modified. The All-Star game is scheduled to be played in Arizona in 2011.

By Associated Press

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