Stephen Colbert is scheduled to testify Friday morning at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Protecting America’s Harvest.”
A press release from the United Farm Workers describes how Colbert will appear before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International law to testify on the group’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign, which encourages “U.S. citizens and legal residents to replace hundreds of thousands of immigrant field laborers, most of whom are undocumented.”
Colbert will reportedly appear in character, following up on a segment that shows him spending “a day in August working at a corn and vegetable farm in New York state.” The segment will air tonight.
The hearing is in support of the UFW’s AgJOBS bill that gives illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship by continuing to work on farms.
Here’s UFW President Arturo Rodriguez on The Colbert Report in July:
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