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Colbert Testifies to Congress on Immigrant Farmworkers

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"I would like to submit a video of my colonoscopy into the Congressional Record," said comedian Stephen Colbert while testifying at a House committee hearing on immigrant farm workers this morning. Abandoning the bland testimony he originally submitted into the record, Colbert told the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law:

This is America. I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan, and served by a Venezuelan, in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.

Colbert was there as an expert witness because he recently took United Farmworkers' challenge to participate in the "Take Our Jobs" campaign, spending a day working at a vegetable farm. Colbert of course turned that into a couple of segments that aired on his show this week. Those videos, as well as Colbert's testimony, are below:

Video: Stephen Colbert Opening Statement


Video: Colbert Farming Part 1


Video: Colbert Farming Part 2


· Stephen Colbert Opening Statement [YouTube]
· All Stephen Colbert Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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