Here’s WRITTEN the testimony transcript from this mornings immigration hearing.
In July of 2010–in the midst of Arizona’s immigration firestorm–I welcomed ArturoRodriguez, President of United Farm Workers of America, as a guest on my television showto discuss the impact on harvests in California’s Central Valley. During our interview andsubsequent conversation, I learned of his Take Our Jobs Campaign; offering unemployedAmericans farm work, providing necessary training, and addressing the chronic and endemicshortage of agriculture laborers across the country. While an enthusiastic endeavor, theproject recruited a mere three participants. As a comedian and satirist, the temptation ofsubjecting my character to manual labor proved impossible to resist. I offered to be thefourth.