http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=818701&ocid=ansent11 "Apparently, some people need to be reminded that Marc Anthony is an American. The New York-born singer of Puerto Rican descent touted his roots on "Live With Kelly and Michael" on Thursday after some people criticized his selection to sing "God Bless America" at this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held in New York City. In an interview, the Grammy-winning salsa star said that he heard people were questioning why a foreign-born person was singing the patriotic song. Anthony said he was born in New York and added: "You can't get more New York than me." Similar comments were made last month when a Texas-born, 11-year-old mariachi singer sang the national anthem during the NBA finals. Both Anthony and the child are Latino." ________________________________________________ From the comments below that one and from what I've seen other places online, people were screaming at him to go back where he came from, why do we have to tolerate Mexicans in this country...etc. It's shameful behavior, especially when they had a similar incident to this with that kid during the NBA finals, too. What does that teach him? When I was younger and would go dancing, I kid you not one of my cousins with me was asked for her passport because she had her Puerto Rican driver's license. She patiently told him it was part of the US. He said last he checked, Columbia wasn't part of the US so no passport, no entry. PR - not part of Columbia. Yes there are illegals here, but just because someone is Hispanic doesn't make them a foreigner, illegal, whatever.