March 26, 2013 at 04:55 PM EDT

Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Díaz visited The Colbert Report to discuss immigration reform.

”My thing is every generation of Americans has to answer what we call the ‘Superman Question,”’ Diaz said. ”Superman comes, lands in America. He’s illegal. He’s one of these kids. He’s wrapped up in a red bullfighter’s cape. And you’ve got to decide what we’re gonna do with Superman.”

”Question, on Krypton do they speak Spanish?” Colbert asked. Watch the full conversation below:

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