Colbert on immigration: ‘I told you so’

By David Ferguson
Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:36 EDT
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Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert.
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By passing the stiffest anti-immigration laws in the country, Alabama has crippled its agricultural sector by driving away the only source of labor for farms. Hispanic immigrants, both legal and illegal, have fled the state in droves ahead of the law, which makes it a crime to even rent property to illegal immigrants.

Crops are rotting in the fields because Alabama farmers can’t find workers to harvest them. Colbert warned that this would happen in Congressional testimony last year, and has made a giant banner to remind us all of that. He says that some people might see this as a case of Alabama reaping what it’s sown, except of course that there are no farm laborers left to reap it.

Watch this clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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