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United Farm Workers and Stephen Colbert have teamed up to call for a new discussion of immigration reform by reminding Americans just what those jobs they say immigrants are stealing entail. On the Take Our Jobs website, people can sign up for fieldwork training and placement in California, Florida, and several other states. After all, as Bonnie Azab-Powell puts it on Grist:

What American doesn't want a back-breaking, hot, dangerous (workers get enslaved, poisoned by pesticides, and die from heat stroke) job with no health benefits, paid vacation, or even a living wage? Federal overtime provisions don't apply to farmworkers, nor do minimum-wage laws, the AP reminds would-be applicants.

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