Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farmworkers to present a tongue-in-cheek campaign called "Take Our Jobs" on July 8, according to The Associated Press.
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Take Our Jobs addresses the politicians and anti-immigration activists who blame farmworkers for taking the jobs of unemployed Americans. United Farm Workers of America president Arturo Rodriguez says his organization is encouraging the unemployed to apply for some of thousands of agricultural jobs posted with state agencies at http://www.takeourjobs.org.
"The reality is farmworkers who are here today aren't taking any American jobs away. They work in often unbearable situations," Rodriguez said. "I don't think there will be many takers, but the offer is being made. Let's see what happens."
The campaign will be featured on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to highlight the unlikeliness of Americans clamoring for what the Bureau of Labor Statistics' calls one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the nation.