Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday ignored questions about moving next year's All-Star Game from Phoenix, Ariz.

Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.) has called on the organization to host the game someplace else in protest of the state's controversial new immigration law.

The Associated Press reported that Selig was speaking at a meeting of owners when he defended the league's record on hiring minorities.

The Major League Baseball Players' Association has said it opposes the law, but has not specifically called on the league to take official action to protest it.

Under the new law, state and local law enforcement are required to check the identification of people they suspect are in the country illegally, only if they are stopped for another reason.

Critics say the measure could result in racial profiling of Latinos. People of Latino descent make up 27 percent of Major League Baseball players.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has called for a boycott of the game.