Asylum: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) 

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With the 2020 election underway, John Oliver explains how the Trump administration has handled asylum seekers over the past four years, why it matters, and what we can do about it.
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25 okt. 2020




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David Bourassa
David Bourassa 46 seconden geleden
You sure have. You’ve bled your ability to be nonpartisan
Lana Knutson
Lana Knutson 7 uur geleden
What the is wrong with you Americans? Why can't you just fix you country?
kd1s 11 uur geleden
Well we know now. Apparently I was reading today where the govt finally released the contact info for some 628 children that were separated from their parents. But alas, all of this, all of it just proves how racist and deplorable the current President and his cronies are.
HelloWELCOME ToMYSHOW 13 uur geleden
Maybe this is a simple dumb question but, why is that everything the Republicans do is " permanent" but every initiative of the dems is easily overturned? Wtf am I missing?
Laney Allan
Laney Allan Dag geleden
Can’t the American armed forces help with the drug dealers?
King Killerstripe
King Killerstripe Dag geleden
John seriously English food isn't all that bad its better now with foreign spices and seasoning and also Irish food is way more bland then English food seriously it is peace
Leonard Weisfeld
Leonard Weisfeld Dag geleden
He's poor but honest. Sad but true Conjunction Junction
billy lee
billy lee Dag geleden
After watching America burn for the last four years, who could think that America is any kind of safe. Three times a day your cops murder innocent citizens. You kidnapped children from refugees and put them in cages to die.
שחר אטדגי
שחר אטדגי 2 dagen geleden
Yeah, they look like they’re fighting For the ufc, but in actuality, they’re fighting for the ability to FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES!!!
ragnorock cookie
ragnorock cookie 2 dagen geleden
Also what happened to that lady is she okay or is she still in danger ?
ragnorock cookie
ragnorock cookie 2 dagen geleden
Yo cillantro is the holy grail of ingredient for soups and other recipes, Never insult my favorite herb.
Mark Plain
Mark Plain 2 dagen geleden
There is a serious issue with asylum seakers who walk across all of Mexico to seek asylum in the USA and not Mexico..... (unless they are from Mexico). This is not discussed. There is a serious issue of someone seeking "political asylum" vs someone seeking economic asylum. How do you differentiate?
Militaires Sans Frontières
Abolish the border. It's anti-freedom
sean askew
sean askew 2 dagen geleden
Wow. I guess this has become a leftist show. Im tired of "Trumps dumb" and then ONE EXTREME example to make an often invalid point.
Sergio White
Sergio White 3 dagen geleden
GiveThatManPants 3 dagen geleden
Thank God I don't live in America. What a fucked up country?
Dec Fairlight
Dec Fairlight 3 dagen geleden
So the rest of the world saw the idea of America has a bastion of freedom and morality and judged it hollow and the republicans just decided to lean into it then? Like, how do you find yourself in a hotel preventing what are essentially kidnap victims from speaking to a civil rights attorney and not think "wait are we the bad guys?"
d c
d c 4 dagen geleden
Alexa Mojo
Alexa Mojo 4 dagen geleden
We should also highlight that big UFC-Fighter-like people are allowed to be scared of gangs, war and political retribution. If you fear for your life and seek asylum in a democratic country you should be allowed entry regardless of how you look
Rakshasa 4 dagen geleden
16:48 I'm surprised they managed to get footage of North Korea.
G FOX 4 dagen geleden
Trump has declined less South Americans than Obama. I hate them both equally, so google it if you think I’m wrong.
Alina Waterstraat
Alina Waterstraat 4 dagen geleden
Y'know, I wouldn't be surprised that the grandparents of those Jews will have more than a few harsh words for them when they get to the other side.
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane Smith 5 dagen geleden
Surprised I can watch this in Australia.
random person
random person 5 dagen geleden
I immigrated from the US to Canada. it took years and thousands of dollars just to get residency.
Sheila Bush
Sheila Bush 5 dagen geleden
This is the most heartbreaking story.
ilmu011 5 dagen geleden
Can we reboot the world?
rbfreitas 5 dagen geleden
great video
I Hate Toy Story 4
I Hate Toy Story 4 6 dagen geleden
So people from Latin America just have to say gangs threatened them and they get to live in USA?
Ryan Massie
Ryan Massie Uur geleden
@I Hate Toy Story 4 you act like Sactuary states or whatever are some magical hippie place where any illegal imigrant is safe, bud. Thats not what they are. Ice still deports people, they still have to go to court to prove there case if they want to stay, they only thing being a "sanctuary city" does is prevent local law enforcment from assisting. Its really fucking boring.
I Hate Toy Story 4
I Hate Toy Story 4 10 uur geleden
@Ryan Massie So how does it work? This should be good
Ryan Massie
Ryan Massie 11 uur geleden
@I Hate Toy Story 4 that is not how any of that works.
Gavin 5 dagen geleden
@I Hate Toy Story 4 did you not watch the video? The “sanctuary states” don’t have capacity and are far too near to the countries most people are fleeing, America is the only true sanctuary state
I Hate Toy Story 4
I Hate Toy Story 4 5 dagen geleden
@Gavin This is why I left the Democrats. They think anyone who wants to live in USA can make up a story about being scared and they get to live in America. They don’t have to go to the court for the court to decide if they can stay. They can go to a sanctuary state and not worry about being deported
Maxwell Schmidt
Maxwell Schmidt 6 dagen geleden
"Acting on our behalf" is a phrase that needs to be used much more often. Every instance of police violence. Every instance of ice/cbp abuse. Democracy makes us all responsible for the misdeeds of government.
Island Rogue 4568
Island Rogue 4568 6 dagen geleden
Drumpf giving asylum seekers a hard time in front of a Republican Jewish coalition and they're laughing. Their grandparents will be disgusted.
pringle239 6 dagen geleden
REEEE fellow english man used the term selantro REEEE
Cassandra Calder
Cassandra Calder 6 dagen geleden
OK those kids are not safe and probably being hurt terribly by those men... And if they aren't being handed around for profit then I'll change my first and middle name around again.
irjoes 6 dagen geleden
One of the angriest shows I've ever seen, and he still isn't angry enough
Amy Bickett
Amy Bickett 6 dagen geleden
The president of El Savador sounds incredibly American
Justin Webber
Justin Webber 7 dagen geleden
John Oliver really is a legend or at least the entire show. When you look stuff up objectively you end out at the same conclusions as this show, although I rarely see honest and open interpretations of issues. Seriously well done for the way you report on world issues, if only this was the norm.
Abigail Katerberg Colibaba
The idea of the USA blocking refugees from entering the country cause of the pandemic, when their country is the worst for cases and deaths
Liliana Bray
Liliana Bray 7 dagen geleden
The Australian government has a long history of this too. One day I hope they do an episode on Manus and Christmas Island detention facilities. But I guess the US has enough problems to keep them going for a while.
Joe MacLeod-Iredale
Joe MacLeod-Iredale 7 dagen geleden
Thanks for continually making me grateful I lice in the UK; we are a mess but at least we’re not this bad.
Wol Bern
Wol Bern 7 dagen geleden
As an Englishman... speak for yourself Johnny boyyo
yinky 8 dagen geleden
america is never a melting pot....
Pēteris Krišjānis
Pēteris Krišjānis 8 dagen geleden
You can say difficult to understand words, or you can just say "Miller"
Daisy Maisie
Daisy Maisie 8 dagen geleden
Wait cilantro is what you guys call coriander right? Bland? Cilantro makes the dish! 😋
Neartmhor 8 dagen geleden
I think that at this point, the US might have even surpassed Australia for how cruelly it treats asylum seekers. Which is saying something, particularly given that Australia served as Trump’s inspiration for how to treat asylum seekers cruelly in the first place. That is, make it known they’ll be basically tortured, and hopefully they won’t even apply for it in the first place. Of course, America isn’t yet locking up asylum seekers (who have committed no crime) for over eight years on a tropical island gulag yet, but I think the border concentration camps (and yes, they do lest the literal definition of concentration camps) counts. Is it better that Australia throws the kids into those gulags with their mothers rather than separate them? I’m honestly not sure.
Usernameping 8 dagen geleden
It’s fitting that the only time Trump acknowledges the pandemic is when he can use it to fuck over brown people
ElCadaver 8 dagen geleden
Seems the republicans all watched "Colony (TV Series 2016-2018)", decided to run with it.
Joana Monteiro
Joana Monteiro 8 dagen geleden
Important court apoitments with no time or date? Kakfka, is that you?
Syndiccalls 8 dagen geleden
Wow not cool, lay off Cilantro please, literally the king of herbs, or queen.
Gavin 4 dagen geleden
@Ahasuerus nah I got the soap gene, look it up it’s interesting
Ahasuerus 4 dagen geleden
@Gavin ...someone been washing your mouth out much?
Gavin 5 dagen geleden
It tastes like soap
Bloodlyshiva 8 dagen geleden
"The English are bland and yet totally overpowering to the dish." We're the result of a melting pot of our own. Adding a melting pot to another melting pot....probably a bad idea.
Sarah 8 dagen geleden
you think you do asylum bad, hold my Australian beer :(
Juulk 8 dagen geleden
America is still far better...Australia send those people to Islands and some are living there for 4-5 years, the government don't care... Yes, I believe there should be rules ofc but how can they be so slow...
ina salni
ina salni 8 dagen geleden
it's wrong to assume unlimited immigration to ''save'' ppl will make things ''better'' - it doesn't change the things & countries they are running from, the situations that have produced & keep on producing these ppl as asylum seekers & immigrants. it's a pacifier to a louder problem, redirecting the spotlight away from it to say that them arriving is the issue - not rly, it's them leaving that's the issue in need to be approached, solved & fixed in the 1st place. them leaving is the crisis.
Reggie Tyler-Andersons
Reggie Tyler-Andersons 8 dagen geleden
Do you realy think its impossible to cover two topics at once?
Reggie Tyler-Andersons
Reggie Tyler-Andersons 8 dagen geleden
well its realy easy to fix the asylum problem.
daniel job
daniel job 8 dagen geleden
I'd toss in my two cents, but my country is a hairs breadth away from shooting American airliners out of the sky!
Lauren Walker
Lauren Walker 8 dagen geleden
I find it utterly disgusting that a man of SO MUCH privilege chooses to mock people seeking asylum. These are people coming from countries with war, famine, extreme poverty and extreme violence. Trump would never last in a situation like that, he could never come close to experiencing the painfully traumatic stress that comes with having to flee your home country and travel to an unfamiliar land filled with people who hate you. Well, I suppose america is filled with people who hate him, but he’s too much of a narcissist to realise it.
Gaile Oxstain
Gaile Oxstain 8 dagen geleden
"We won't know until Nov. 3rd" Boy that didn't age well...
JuanmaRailgun 9 dagen geleden
"deep american melting pot" the song says. Yet dare try to date outside your race and you'll have all 4 parents, 8 grandparents and every uncle frowning. It's more like the great American pot of oils and waters.
Eugene Minton
Eugene Minton 9 dagen geleden
you missed one point thou, migrants, asylum seekers... when here long enough get the right to vote,... and they overwhelmingly vote democrat. so a republican administration that moves to expel them is actually trying to influence a voting. after all typically most immigrants stay in the south of texas which we can look at the demographics for voting and see they are overwhelmingly republican areas... if that helps.
Reggie Tyler-Andersons
Reggie Tyler-Andersons 8 dagen geleden
To add to that it would be especialy be helpful on mexican border states Texas,alabama and so on.
Damien Edmiston
Damien Edmiston 9 dagen geleden
I had a sociology teacher that didn't like the term "melting pot". That implies assimilation, which is true that America has a history and a current problem with. But she prefered "Chef Salad" so we can move away from assimilation and towards actual diversity, being different while also making the country better as a whole for having that diversity. Of course, a joke can be made that white people would be the blue cheese dressing of the salad, gross and completely unnecessary.
Gavin 5 dagen geleden
Nah we’re iceberg lettuce, an overwhelming and bland majority, but pretty necessary for the salad to function
Lorenza 9 dagen geleden
Also really important to mention the Asylum Transit Ban as a major change to US policy that has effectively ended asylum at the border. It is basically "a ban on asylum for any individuals who enter the United States at the “southern land border” after transiting through another country after leaving their home." ( That is, all Central and South American asylum seekers, as well as many African migrants making their way through Latin America to the US.
D'Hotness McAwesome
D'Hotness McAwesome 9 dagen geleden
Uhh... The statue would need to eat other statues in order to be a cannibal. That's my take away from all this.
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Rosa Cummings
Rosa Cummings 10 dagen geleden
When the president of El Salvador is a more proficient English speaker than Donald Trump.
Reggie Tyler-Andersons
Reggie Tyler-Andersons 8 dagen geleden
Probably a translator actualy.
nguyenthanhchung phamquanthanh
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surelychoo 11 dagen geleden
this episode broke me; I've never cried from watching this show even though John has been discussing increasingly heartbreaking stories as the years go on, but this is just so so horribly sad. My heart breaks for these asylum seekers. you can hear the anger in John's voice
DropKick2772 11 dagen geleden
This is disgusting
Marbles6346 11 dagen geleden
Wow, John, I can't believe I found out we disagree on something!!!! Cilantro!!!
Chronicler OfTheDead
Chronicler OfTheDead 11 dagen geleden
QAnon: "Our goal is to uncover and prevent child abuse." Misguided Member of QAnon: "Hey look, proof the government is abusing Mexican kids!" QAnon: "Uhhhh..."
TaiwaneseBoi 11 dagen geleden
Don't let Berta in. She looks like she's been fighting in the UFC. Look at her face tattoos, we can't trust her 🙄
Aluzky 12 dagen geleden
3:33 Wish granted, she is now safe in US detention, free shelter, free food. But now she wants to be returned to the place she flee from so she can be killed? Where is the logic in that?
Aluzky 12 dagen geleden
Common, if you don't like US asylum process feel free to seek asylum in any of the other 190+ countries. I don't get why we have like people from Peru or Africa seeking asylum in US. What, they spend years crossing though dozens of countries to come to US for asylum, could you not seek asylum in those dozens of countries that where before US? Feels like they many people seeking asylum in US are only trying to exploit the system to get in for free. That that can harm people who needs real asylum.
Banana Banana
Banana Banana 12 dagen geleden
Awesome video, Oliver, as always you are one of the TOP finest. Lets make America "human" again.
FOertel 13 dagen geleden
People laughing about Asylum-jokes of Trump at something called "Republican JEWISH Coalition" is just...
Mansooreh Sani
Mansooreh Sani 13 dagen geleden
People who are harsh on asylum seekers think it is easy to leave all of your life behind and flee? Most of them pack a huge suite for one week travel and have no idea what "leave a life behind and run" even means... Who runs away from a familiar place with the language and culture they are familiar with??? Do you even think about these questions???
Joe Scott
Joe Scott 14 dagen geleden
The RIM program is illegal... And we need to execute the cartels. All of them. Thank God Drumpft will be out soon. You know it's bad when fleeing to Mexico is an improvement.
Nightthought 14 dagen geleden
I mean, this whole episode is the perfect example of privilege. I mean, asking to be protected and being thrown into detention is perfectly normal if you miss two boxes on privilege bingo. That's not a lot. Also some of those boxes are connected. Like chances are if you aren't cis, there is an 80% chance that you are not a dude.
Jón Frímann Jónsson
Jón Frímann Jónsson 14 dagen geleden
There are many people that are going to jail once Joe Biden start to dismantle the horror of the government of Donald Trump.
Youssef Laghzali
Youssef Laghzali 14 dagen geleden
american melting pot: africans is not a nationality*
Daniel Feldman
Daniel Feldman 15 dagen geleden
But I like Cilantro.
ngangtraivao dangtrinhung
ngangtraivao dangtrinhung 15 dagen geleden
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asioe kiou
asioe kiou 15 dagen geleden
Trump should face crimes against humanity charges.
Oso Oso
Oso Oso 16 dagen geleden
I don’t know if John Oliver is getting enough recognition . He’s bringing all these things into the light but at end of the day it’s up to us to make a change and do something about it .
bacncake 16 dagen geleden
I know a person who works at an ice facility. They discussed a person who fleed their country came to America and has been trying for a year to get in contact with the Aunt that raised them. They recently were told that the day after they left their country she was killed when they came looking for this person. The person then had a psychological break and was sent to a mental health facility. The person I know then told me last week that the person was being deported back to their country because they couldn't present any evidence for asylum. I live in a garbage country. Don't come to America its not worth it.
Luke Mordon
Luke Mordon 16 dagen geleden
I cried when I heard the story this is a really fucked system
asioe kiou
asioe kiou 15 dagen geleden
The English are definitely not the cilantro of the human race
airsoftshrek23 16 dagen geleden
Well its not our problem you come in here illegally you get put in jail it doesn't matter if they need help it may be a dick move but its not our problem
Ghost_Anna _Reads
Ghost_Anna _Reads 16 dagen geleden
Yeah, I asked about the American Melting Pot....apparently, it doesn’t really exist because adults forgot what they were taught in kindergarten, share and be nice.
Christian Topayung
Christian Topayung 16 dagen geleden
If the Democrat ever purpose such asylum program they will lose badly in 2022.
NapFloridian 16 dagen geleden
When Trump flees, he should make sure not to Honduras... Tbey would drill him and his lovely Russian hooker at the border... And don't complain
Rai 17 dagen geleden
When his voice went unspeakably low talking about his anger about GBBO I'm ashamed, but I found it attractive. Because it was Hilariously random, but also, I have enough British friends to know, *there was genuine anger there.*
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 17 dagen geleden
A man complaining that people fleeing for their lives are cowards is pretty hypocritical for a guy who hid in a bunker from people with signs.
Jos de Bruijn
Jos de Bruijn 17 dagen geleden
We need this kind of reporting in the EU as well. There are rampant human rights violations at there borders here, and very little reporting of this.
Legitly Spelunking
Legitly Spelunking 17 dagen geleden
Trump: "the coronavirus isn't real, it's a hoax" Also Trump: * uses coronavirus as an excuse to do this bs *
mikeshogunlee 36 minuten geleden
@Brad Lemons
Brad Lemons
Brad Lemons 13 uur geleden
When has trump said coronavirus is a hoax?
mikeshogunlee 17 dagen geleden
Also Also Trump: *Gets Carona Virus*
Selma Reyna
Selma Reyna 17 dagen geleden
omg my heart aches for Berta. :' (
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 17 dagen geleden
one systemic social crisis at the time... JO make me laugh and cry at the same time... I love and hate you John Oliver, at the same time... keep the good work!
Daniel Wyrembelski
Daniel Wyrembelski 17 dagen geleden
The Orange Man is aweful and im glad he lost.
Luigi Scazzari
Luigi Scazzari 17 dagen geleden
All Trump administration deserves to rot in an The Hague jail.
Jacob Harvill
Jacob Harvill 17 dagen geleden
i love immigration please help to protect it
Penitent Hollow
Penitent Hollow 17 dagen geleden
I find it extremely telling that the cartels assume (or at least tell their foot soldiers) that people living in the U.S. can automatically afford a ransom between $10,000 and $20,000.
President Obummer
President Obummer 15 dagen geleden
What is it extremely telling you?
Stelios Maris
Stelios Maris 17 dagen geleden
The English are definitely not the cilantro of the human race
EnzoSlayer 04
EnzoSlayer 04 17 dagen geleden
John why your video got taken down
Kat Horne
Kat Horne 17 dagen geleden
This is the last John Oliver video viewable in Canada. They are all now blocked. Anyone know why???
ADHAiiN7 8 dagen geleden
Region locks, I’m in the UK and I only just got to watch
Chadimous 18 dagen geleden
Asshole Chad’s are pudding me off. ... as if Tom Greene’s “The Chad is great” didn’t make my teenage years annoying!!!!
regina jerusalemsky
regina jerusalemsky 18 dagen geleden
How are you not seeing this you ask.. little zombie people (as I am one of you I KNOW) #NewWorldOrderStage4Maybe5# Oliver already screaming all of this! And also...I reeeally don't think that it's Trump's doings anymore..He IS being said/controlled on what to do!
regina jerusalemsky
regina jerusalemsky 18 dagen geleden
How does NOT ONE TIME SAY "what about article 42 CONSERNING the Covid-19 in America/American people?" John.. whatever you can with what"they" allowed you..I know you can..I know you can..
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