WASHINGTON – Latest reports from Washington have confirmed that Stephen Colbert will testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration called “Protecting America’s Harvest.”
The political pundit and comedian will besitting before Congress on Friday to discuss the UFW’s summer “Take our Jobs” campaign.
The campaign was started by a group who have invited U.S. citizens and legal residents to replace immigrant field laborers. It hopes to bring to light the truth about the commonly held belief that immigrant laborers are taking jobs away from U.S. citizens and documented workers.
Stephen Colbert had earlier agreed to take part in the campaign when its organizer appeared on his “The Colbert Report” television show and was told that only four people had then signed up to work in the fields.
An upcoming episode of the show plans to show the events that arose from that decision where Colbert spent an entire day working at a norther New York state farm. The episode will air on Wednesday night and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-California, will also appear on the program to discuss immigration reform.
Colbert will appear in character when he testifies, and won’t be the only high profile name who will be at the hearing.
According to the Judiciary Committee’s witness list, other notable names include Phil B. Glaize, chairman of the U.S. Apple Association, and Carol M. Swain, a professor at Vanderbilt University.