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Colbert Report Spotlights Immigration as Hot Button Issue

by Van Le on 05/22/2012 at 10:42am

The Colbert Report is on hiatus this week, but the topic of immigration is currently front-paged on their website as one of five hot button issues.  Watch the clip below:

Colbert discusses Alabama’s anti-immigrant bill, HB 56, and how it has led immigrant workers to flee the state.  “Oh boohoo amigos,” he says to the departed workers.  “Grow a pair of whatever the Mexican word is for ‘cojones.’”

Colbert also mentions the difficulties Republicans will have capturing the Latino vote—since they’re so busy with “their current strategy of capturing Latinos”—and how Mitt Romney might have an easier time with the Latino vote than most considering his father was born in Mexico.

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