EMPORIA, Kan. - While many people have found many reasons to strongly dislike the new immigration legislation in Arizona. It's effect will reach more than just the work-a-day world it could have far reaching effects in the sports world as well.
According to the Kansas City Royal's director of Player relations the change could hurt the Royals minor league system in Arizona immensely. Eighty-percent of the currently Royals Arizona Rookie Squad Roster is players of foreign descent here playing on work visas.
The new law could lead to the deportation of players who are only 17-18 and 19 and just trying to make a major league ball club. All are here legally, but the Royals organization fears that players will forget their appropriate paper work on team trips or in the community.
This bill not only provides a racial profiling curve that is unnecessary, but also could put future major leagers on the fast track to deportation.