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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    1. bret staker

      With 640,000,000 people Just south of the US, and let's not forget Africa and Asia - we need to take all who have ever had any issue in their homeland. Soon we can be 2 Billion strong and we can take care of all the worlds issue, just in the confines of the United States. What could go wrong?

    2. Vanessa P

      This breaks my heart. I came to this country with asylum because my town was under constant threat by the guerrilla….and I’m so blessed and eternally grateful to now be a citizen of the greatest country in the world 🥲

    3. dmac909 dmac909

      Mr. Oliver...... I appreciate your facts on all your shows. What is a solution that you purpose to any of these problems? Maybe do a show on solutions.

    4. Helmi Hermain

      What confused me is, your neighbor is the most powerful country that the military expenses beat 5 country combined. Why Mexico can be so dangerous?

    5. Kandrea's World

      Well this didn't age well. Biden is doing just about the same thing as Trump did. He refused to crack down on ICE who disobeyed a direct order to stop deporting people. He was going to keep Trump's extremely restrictive number of asylum entries. He increased it a small amount after some push back but not enough to count for anything. There are still kids in cages. And now Kamala Harris is telling people who want to come here to seek asylum, "don't come" because that isn't a legal way to gain entry. Biden has turned out to be no better than Trump.

    6. Lili Correa

      That’s it. I’m unsubscribing. Today you crossed the line. You talk shit about cilantro??? Nuh uh bitch this Latina will not stand for that.

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    8. Mjabulelwa Zondi

      Only John Oliver can a tell a joke which is hillarious, brilliant and very sad ieif detained by Police, being furious and probably black... Just brilliant.

    9. J Girl

      What do you do if you're fleeing *from* Mexico tho? You just have to stay in Mexico for your hearing completely unprotected? That's so fucked

    10. Tzu Hin

      yeag i know oliver... AOC for president. what ever

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    13. CheapGeek

      Did this parrot lookin ninnyhammer just diss cilantro?! John Oliver really needs to try some fresh cilantro on a street taco. That shit’s fucking great.

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    15. Ronald Japenga

      Will there be a Biden update? ^_^

    16. Katrina Tapio

      so they're all about "legal immigration", but when law abiding, hard working families who are pursued and oppressed by criminals show up at the borders they're like... no no no

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    19. How to change name?

      Honesty this is the most depressing story that actually make me cry, yet I come again and again

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    21. Erik Larsen

      God, you can feel the difference in John’s tone. At the start of the pandemic, his delivery was so sad. He’s gotten acclimated to the white void.

    22. Brandon Young-Kemkes

      Say what you want about them for people who aren’t very well educated they seem to see the value and being well organized. Why letting them in the country would be a bad thing is beyond me.

    23. pinguaina

      Do a video about the metric and the imperial system.

    24. Zona Crawford

      Our votes are moot. We must arrest the officials in the white house that we know are corrupt. Time to clean house.

    25. Zona Crawford

      Looks like human trafficking!!

    26. Frankkey

      11:58 That's hilarious in a very awkward way tbh... USA is very true to it's traditions and actually outsourced asylum seeking... Dang son... That's the Land of Liberty I'm talking about...

    27. Yousef Kaldany

      Man, this would not be an issue if Tom Kirkman from Designated Survivor was our President. He would find a way to let them (the grandma and her granddaughter that John mentioned) in our country

    28. Adelbert Huggins

      When will we ALL realize human life means more than your FEELINGS!?!?!?!?

    29. Christian Wier

      Time feels so weird nowadays At the time of writing this the video is 6 months old and I could have sworn Trump was out of office then

    30. Music Athority

      The plack at the base of the statue of liberty is what this Country is based opon. every person that lives in this Country is an immigrant. somewhere back in your family someone came to this Country from somewhere else.

    31. Adolfo Martinez

      I invite everyone to see Peter Santanello series about the border. He is extremely accurate and unbiased view on whats currently happening on the border right now.

    32. S G

      I thought this was gonna be 'asylum'... like *Arkham Asylum.* ❤❤


      Fun fact that torch is still floating in the sky

    34. FelineBlender

      John Oliver shit talking cilantro is just further proof that the British are awful at knowing what is good in food 🇲🇽

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    35. DragonriderEpona

      I sometimes wonder if it'd be more beneficial if the US and Mexican governments worked together to efficiently and effectively fight all of these horrible "problems" that cause people leaving their family and friends in the vague hope of a better future. But then I remember that even if they'd discuss it someone too powerful will do their best preventing to let it happen....

    36. moonmoonbirdcpt

      2021 here, let's just say out looks not so good, we are back to using the kids cages and we just banned another 80% of the world from entry... ya

    37. Mark K

      This country is the shits!

    38. T Lindsay

      The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

      1. T Lindsay

        @Francklyn OK so it has come to my attention through a few replies ( I left this comment on a lot of different videos) that people don't necessarily know where to find this information, and your right one google search without the right terms wont produce the information. Bear with me there is a lot of history here that not too many people know about so I'll try to give a brief run down. A really good source of information that explains it in easy sound bites are @beckspectrum and @paigelayle on TikTok who are hosting a counter fundraiser on the same date. @the.Autisticats on Instagram also have fantastic compilations of information and links to the evidence for all of the info below. Next for Autism is inextricably linked with Autism Speaks, an organization that the autistic community at large, myself included, considers to be a hate group, and their blue puzzle piece a hate symbol. Their primary mission is to research the cause and cure of Autism, in no uncertain terms, let me be clear - that is code for eugenics because finding the cause leads to terminating pregnancies solely on the basis of them resulting in an autistic child, and because Autism is a neurotype, not a disease, there is no cure. The only "cure" is to eliminate or restructure the entire brain, which is not possible to do to a human being and would result in their death. They have also engaged in harmful propaganda targeted at parents of newly diagnosed children, notoriously their "I am Autism" campaign in 2009, that engages in harmful stereotypes about autistics that absolutely dehumanize us and work to shape how our own families view us before we have any tools to advocate for ourselves. They also use these propaganda methods to push ABA therapy which is considered by many autistics to be abusive with some centers such as the JRC, which the The American Human Rights Organization and Disability Rights organization tried to have shut down for torture, heavily endorsed by Autism Speaks. Since the announcement of the livestream fundraiser both organizations have heavily edited their websites to the point of near gaslighting those of us who have been trying to call attention to the matter. I haven't even touched on the funding of these organizations, because so many other people have done it better, rest assured, nearly none of the money donated to these so called charities or fundraises actually goes to any autistics people or even their families who may be struggling to pay for therapies and treatments that may actually be improving their lives. Then there is also the matter of Mark Rober himself, the host of the event, and his video "The Truth About My Son", he engages in harmful stereotyping such as infantilizing disabled people with the narrative that we "show us [able-bodied] people the little things that are important] and by saying that disable people cannot succeed to his definition of success. He also did not remove footage of another persons autistic daughter even after asked repeatedly to do so, only blurred her face.

      2. Francklyn


    39. Cody McCollum

      I’m sorry John, but under Biden it’s only gotten worse and that’s undeniable, just looks at the videos of the over crowding of all the people we are keeping in camps at the border and all the children being taken from parents and you’re not allowed to even try to record it they don’t want you to see how bad it is, it’s been this way since Obama and of course Biden wouldn’t fix it, he helped create this mess.

      1. S G

        FAKE NEWS!! 😆😆

    40. John Danielson

      John is a truly compassionate human being.

    41. John Obermiller

      We need an update on the kids in hotels for this administration

    42. Jacob Thompson

      Wayfair was too sketchy but this isnt any evidence of elite child sex slavery. Excellent work Republicans excellent.

    43. Lian Kim

      Please talk about Myanmar..

    44. Jennifer Davis

      I've learned more about history, current events, and the world watching this show than I ever learned in school or from the news. John Oliver may not be a teacher, but he deserves the Teacher of the Year award every year for life. Keep up the good work!

    45. Coastaku

      Watching that journalist being shoved by guards made me forget that that was taken in the US

    46. Soulife

      Yeah, it's Biden's fault though. My cat died during the first 7 days of the Biden admin. Fully didn't die under Trump though. JS...

    47. Soulife

      We should just scrap the statue of liberty at this point. Those days are over. And America is falling to sht anyway... In a capitalist society, the copper and gold has more value than the citizens.

    48. Joshua Aitkenhead

      The end of this video has not aged well whatsoever.

    49. Ceramic Shenanigans

      So now that Biden won, what's the update on how asylum seekers are treated? So glad we didn't have 4 more years of this crap but things have to be changed back to help those who have been fearfully waiting.

      1. J Murray

        its possibily even worse as his policies are added to trump and obamas

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    51. the nate show

      why the fuck was this in the TABS playlist?

      1. Andrew Carr

        Hey, asylum is important to gamers too.

    52. John Doe

      This piece aged like fine milk. Well done, John.

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    54. Janet Merner

      Never ever claim asylum in USA get to Europe, especially if you did any kind of work for them in the past the will torture you. They tortured me for 4 months.

    55. The Watcher XD

      why is this on the landfall tabs playlist

    56. Caitlin

      Friendly reminder that official asylum laws were set up post-WW2 to prevent another holocaust because during the 1930s Jews fleeing Europe were regularly turned away from other countries (like... the UK?) despite intense racialised persecution. Fun. Glad that worked.

    57. Andrew Skipsey


    58. Victor Contreras

      There needs to be a video on how the asylum system has changed since the new administration has come in, especially since Joe Biden went against his “no deportations for the first 100 days” promise, and has continued to use Title 42 to deport asylum seekers. The news coverage of the border has changed, but the reality of it hasn’t.

    59. Denise Balleith

      I'm over it. Americans are treated like second class citizens in our own country.

    60. Dante F

      I hope that everyone who was concerned with these issues during the Trump administration are aware that barely anything has changed since Joe Biden has taken office...hopefully he does something other than just moving them to slightly bigger cells or adding more makeshift prisons to hold these people. I wish candidates who don’t have billionaires and the equally corrupt RNC or DNC backing them which then get the media on board with lifting their choice up as the only candidate their viewers should consider and scare them away from considering candidates who would probably have their backs more than the candidates who are being manipulated by billionaires, corporations, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, etc. I think money needs to get the hell out of politics because it is destroying our country and it’s morals! Those who claim to care about morals and the American family actually don’t give a f*ck! They only care about power and getting themselves, their family members, and their buddies richer and keeping the working class and poor down where they belong. They see us as burdens or better yet opportunities to make themselves richer.

    61. Tako Sha

      You hit the nail on the head when say that about the English spice, Behind sight 20/20,Reset under Trump needed for USA Thanking For Bad policy making in the past,We are not perfect but we will get it right and jelly tight, Jobs and making more should be or goal for here in our country, Like your show , keep up the good work, Thanks,

    62. Aditya wahyu

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    63. Saylendra Priyo

      ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候

    64. Scp_Guard

      It's really amazing that this has been on landfall's playlist

    65. Regina Cazares

      So is there going to be an update? Or this doesn’t exist anymore because it’s a new administration (even though it’s actually a whole lot out of control)? Also, funny thing about the Tents...

    66. herokid789

      Did anyone else think this would be about mental asylums?

    67. Han Koehle

      Welp, looks like Biden doubled down on the fake ICE college.

    68. Zahra Abdullahi

      Spoiler Alert: Biden didn't do shit.

    69. Gary McRoy

      love john oliver but every country is allowed to have a border

    70. Robert DuGuay

      I’d love a follow up on this John. Why hasn’t Biden stopped this yet. That’s not praise for Trump, just more of a wtf...

      1. Mohyeet Tginc

        Wait for some time. Can't really solve everything in just a few months.

    71. Nicole Thompson


    72. S W

      Hundreds of thousands across 50% of which test positive for coronavirus children being crammed into facilities in such cramp conditions some of them are sleeping on the floor haven't had showers for days no film crews allowed inside that should tell you everything you need to know about biden's immigration policies.

    73. Carl Vitale

      We need to consider that their is a cause to the mass immigration at the US southern border and ask ourselves exactly what that is . Why are these countries failing to protect their own people from gangs and other predators and what makes the victim's more susceptible to victimization from criminals then other citizens in these countries. The answer may be that their own governments can not or do not protect them and we may have a vested interest in helping to protect them in their native counties . The UK sent many German Jewish workers back to Germany , knowing that it was unsafe to do so but it was Germany not England that was responsible for the atrocities committed against them. If people are being abused by their own governments like the Muslim minority in China then we have a responsibility to protect them if we can. Otherwise it is the responsibility of their own government. Saving someone who is Drowning in a swimming pool is clearly the right thing to do but if a hundred people are in the pool at the same time and are all Drowning you may need to think about draining the pool and building a wall around it. We should consider the possibility of ulterior motivation on both sides of the border. When we enable people to live here with out documentation we creating a class of people who will work at their own risk for little money with no rights and no protection. Who will as we sometimes say do the jobs that American's don't want to do. We need to be careful not to allow the American standard for human rights and workers rights to be lowered not to trade OSHA for OH SHUSH . If we have an open border then we should properly protect these immigrants from opportunistic predators . We could offer something like citizenship after five years of probation with all other civil right intact and over that time the requirement of learning and knowing the bill of rights by heart and having no felonies.

    74. Lance McCaughan

      ICE are human traffickers and paedophiles

    75. Brian Howald

      The current situation march 2021 shows that immigration needs addressed. It's not isolated to any administration. The whole process is and has been jacked up for decades.

    76. Iden Ree

      7:33 they're already in safety. They've fled their home country . he conveniently doesn't explain that the "remain in Mexico" policy is for people who fled their home country and passed to Mexico already . It just forces them to apply for asylum in Mexico. Because Why would they need to apply for asylum in the US ?

    77. Dwight Schrute

      I’m a scout, and if you try to help someone out of the pool in the way he showed you will drown lol. But I agree with the point

    78. Anthony Henriques

      I truly did not know how absolutely terrible it is for immigrants.

    79. William Smith

      Well, this piece aged well... Vote Joe Biden. He will solve all this. Now kids are housed in adult shelters, instead of cages. See what he did there? The housing is the same, but it got a pretty name upgrade.

    80. Adam Prall

      Share this with your maga friends when they complain about biden not turning away children at the border where they'd otherwise be murdered in their home countries.

    81. T Ockie

      Where's berta!? I'd love to see if we can somehow track her & reunite her with her grand daughter. So heartbreaking how much damage americans ignorance has done. Praying more people wake up to the true horror we put families thru.. people fleeing for their lives.. What trump admin & gop have done to our country is evil. America was built on immigration & diversity!

    82. Olivia Olson

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    83. Michael Fabian

      I'm from the future - 03-15-2021 Just here to inform everyone, Biden lied to you ALL. Currently more than, OVER 4,000 children in cages and counting USA USA USA USA USA USA! 🐐

    84. TARINunit9

      14:00 Wait a minute, I just realized. So he spends literally hundreds of millions of dollars on a re-election campaign that is just the words "the pandemic is fake" in burning neon letters, then he invokes Title 24 under the grounds that the pandemic is real. His hypocrisy doesn't surprise me anymore, I just want to make sure it's properly documented

    85. Campos Patricia

      I've lived in the US_Mexico border all my life, and I don't remember any program, documentary or talk show address migrant, asylum, or any issue from a clear and honest approach, fearless of repercussions and with such sarcastic talent. I'm convinced that we foreigners have a better, non bias overview of things happening in the US. So refreshing. Thank you John Oliver.

    86. A G

      I’m sure someone doesn’t get that opening joke, so I’ll explain: some people have a genetic predisposition for cilantro to taste like soap and Some don’t

    87. Logan Shillington

      I don’t think I want to be alive anymore...

    88. Janelle


    89. Robert Ewing

      John... I once enjoyed your flavor though through time it's changed

    90. AJHyoton

      Cilantro of the human race? Another British guy who thinks entirely too high of himself

      1. Mohyeet Tginc

        @The Viewer or hear me out.... You have bad taste buds

      2. The Viewer

        Cilantro tastes like soap.

    91. 19hitokiri

      My watch later playlist has videos going back to the date this was posted on YT. I have to say a little over 4 months ago to now, man I'm realizing how much hatred has left me since Drumpf left office.

      1. Mohyeet Tginc

        @M- Nice already a crisis? Bruh the crisis has been there since the Obama administration.

      2. Kevzy Dev

        @19hitokiri Hahaha are you so afraid of other opinions that you must report them?

      3. 19hitokiri

        @M- Nice and reported

      4. M- Nice

        Just wait until you are victimized by one of these fine immigrant people who are currently taking advantage of our liberal leadership. 2 months in and already a crisis at the Border.

    92. Ho Phong

      Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!

      1. Aeon Hero

        WTF this guy hacked lanfall

    93. Evan's Art / Roblox

      STOP HACKING LANDFALL WHO EVER IS THERE I WANT LANDFALL TO ADD TABS TO PS4!! Dude whoever hacked them please stop!! 😭✋🏾

      1. clone boi

        @Beats Dreams its good now

      2. Beats Dreams

        what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

    94. Al Capone

      Why was this in the tabs playlist?

      1. Beats Dreams

        what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

    95. Liz Thompson

      Steven Miller is the evil “immigrant hater” behind this well-orchestrated campaign against asylum seekers/immigrants. Thank God I’m Canadian.

    96. Harvey Granger

      You fucking rock bro. Every episode that you put on the air is is simply put amazing and I love how you don't give 2 fucks what people think or say. Mr John Oliver pl don't stop doing what you do please.

    97. هتلر Al Hamid.

      What happened to landfall

      1. Aeon Hero

        @Cool Guy ok

      2. Cool Guy

        @Aeon Hero Because they didn’t make it

      3. Aeon Hero

        @Cool Guy But why the only thing there is is this video?

      4. Cool Guy

        They got hacked

      5. clone boi

        what did happen to landfall

    98. Super Peasant


    99. Super Peasant


      1. Aeon Hero

        Who hacked they? We don't know, but this maybe is a clue

    100. Kai J

      I hope landfall gets their content back :(

      1. M- Nice

        Who is landfall?