Watch: Shakira Advocates for Immigrants in Arizona

Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."

First, Shakira also spoke to Ryan Seacrest for his radio show on April 29th, talking about her impending visit to Phoenix, where mayor Phil Gordon is also in opposition to the law and plans to file a lawsuit. Here she explains why she is going out of her way to fight the passage of SB 1070:

After the visit to Arizona, Shakira spoke to Sanjay Gupta for CNN's Big 360 interview. She made an impassioned plea for undocumented women trying to shield themselves from abusive partners. Shaki explains how these women my have called police before, but are now too scared that they will be deported to rely on the law enforcement sworn to protect and serve:

For more on SB 1070, Arizona, the latest on the immigration crisis and tips on how you can get involved in the debate, visit Latina.com's Call to Action page here.

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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