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Colbert mocks Alabama immigration law for lampooning agricultural industry

Mock cable news conservative Stephen Colbert this week skewered Alabama lawmakers who passed the state’s toughest-in-the-nation anti-illegal immigration legislation this year. Alabama’s “papers please” law endorsed in Colorado by immigration crusader Tom Tancredo came amid a wave of similar proposals floated last spring by Republican state lawmakers around the country, including here in Colorado . The law has led to a mass exodus of Latinos in Alabama , which has left the agricultural industry shorthanded and thousands of acres of produce unpicked and rotting during harvest season.

Jul 31, 2020
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Mock cable news conservative Stephen Colbert this week skewered Alabama lawmakers who passed the state’s toughest-in-the-nation anti-illegal immigration legislation this year. Alabama’s “papers please” law endorsed in Colorado by immigration crusader Tom Tancredo came amid a wave of similar proposals floated last spring by Republican state lawmakers around the country, including here in Colorado. The law has led to a mass exodus of Latinos in Alabama, which has left the agricultural industry shorthanded and thousands of acres of produce unpicked and rotting during harvest season.
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