WATCH: Stephen Colbert And Farmworkers Take Fight To Congress

Remember those fed-up farm workers who teamed up with Colbert to highlight the hypocrisy of nativist arguments?

Well, not only did they get Colbert to go out to the fields to harvest beans and corn, but they got him to testify before Congress!

In the latest development from the United Farm Workers' creative "Take Our Jobs" Campaign -- Stephen Colbert testifed before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security:

7 years ago by David

[H/t Heather

Via Huffington Post:

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is testifying before Congress today about immigration during a hearing called "Protecting America's Harvest."

Colbert is appearing with United Farm Workers (UFW) President Arturo S. Rodriguez before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. In August, the comedian spent a day working at a corn and vegetable farm in New York state after Rodriguez appeared on his show to discuss UFW's "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

The effort was intended to debunk the theory that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs away from American citizens and highlight the fact the nation's food supply is dependent on these farm workers.

Last night Colbert aired part two of a series called "Fallback Position," where he attempted to take a migrant farmworker job himself.

Watch it and sign UFW's AgJobs letter to Congress to protect our nation's food security:

[Go show Colbert some love at the WaPo's online poll.]


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