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Latino Literary Giant Appears On Colbert

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz dropped by the Colbert Report Monday night where he spent much of his appearance defending immigration reform.

“Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American,” Diaz said. “That’s just the truth of it.”

The author continued, drawing applause from the crowd when he said:

We have a whole bunch of young people and a whole bunch of families. Are we going to disrupt these families and tear them apart? Or are we going think, like, listen – these people are here. We’ve got to deal with this reality. We’ve got to extend the franchise. And we’ve got to start thinking of the country in a way of how do we pull folks together, not how do we attack them and afflict them.

Diaz sits on the board of Freedom University, a program that offers classes to undocumented immigrants, who are barred from attending public universities in Georgia.

Watch Junot Diaz’s appearance on the Colbert Report in the video above.

Read the Rest of this Article ->: Comedy on HuffingtonPost.com on 26 March 2013






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