• Posted by Califia Suntree on July 9th, 2010, 12:10 PM

    In an ingenious response to all the illegal-immigrants-steal-American-jobs hooplah, the United Farm Workers have launched the Take Our Jobs program. While acknowledging that “since the late 1990s, at least 50% of the crop workers have not been authorized to work legally in the United States,” the UFW declares that we are “in denial about our food supply.” To prove their point, they have set up a program to match unemployed American citizens with farm employers. Think it’s easy picking lettuce? Try it. There’s a reason undocumented workers are the only ones willing to harvest our food–long hours, low pay, migration, pesticides…

    Last night on The Colbert Report, Colbert interviewed UFW president Arturo Rodriguez, who stated that thus far only three citizens have taken jobs in the field through the program. Make that four–Colbert volunteered. But only after getting Rodriguez to translate “Yes We Candwich” into Spanish.

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