Spoiler Alert: Take Our Jobs!

Looks like Stephen Colbert is going to take on yet another hot button on the ‘Colbert Report’ – immigrant workers. On July 8th, Stephen Colbert will be featuring an organization called TakeOurJobs.org. According to ABC.com:

Farm workers are tired of being blamed by politicians and anti-immigrant activists for taking work that should go to Americans and dragging down the economy, said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers of America.

So the group is encouraging the unemployed — and any Washington pundits or anti-immigrant activists who want to join them — to apply for the some of thousands of agricultural jobs being posted with state agencies as harvest season begins.

To highlight how unlikely the prospect of Americans lining up to pick strawberries or grapes, Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” plans to feature the “Take Our Jobs” campaign on July 8.

Seeing what angle “Stephen” takes on the issue while working with the organization should be very interesting indeed!

h/t to SoMuch2Kno, forsakinghalfloves, doraemon, Eris, and all the others who sent in the tip!

Comments

  1. lockhart43 says:

    I got so excited when I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago! Definitely looking forward to the upcoming segment.

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