NBA's Phoenix Suns Join Immigration Debate

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The Phoenix Suns will wear different jerseys for the team's Cinco de Mayo game, Wednesday, and it's being seen as a political statement on immigration.

The NBA team's jersey will be changed for the night to read "Los Suns"-- the team's name in Spanish.

Although the switch is being made on the Spanish holiday Cinco de Mayo, management and players admitted this year's change has a lot to do with opposition to Arizona's new immigration law.

"Our players and organization felt that wearing our 'Los Suns' jerseys on Cinco de Mayo was a way for our team and organization to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the State of Arizona and our nation," Suns managing partner Robert Sarver said in a statement.

"The frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law," he continued. "However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question."

The Suns voted unanimously in favor of wearing the jerseys.

Fans, however, are split on the change. Some see the jersey as recognition of Hispanic culture while others feel the basketball court is no place for politics.

There's a lot of support for Arizona's immigration crackdown.

A recent New York Times poll revealed 60 percent of Americans nationwide are either for the new law or support making the law even tougher.

Support is highest in the south and midwest and lower in the northeast and west.

Republicans tend to favor the law most and polls show independents are siding with them.

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