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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Oct 25, 2020




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Yousef Kaldany
Yousef Kaldany 19 hours ago
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
Adelbert Huggins
Adelbert Huggins 3 days ago
When will we ALL realize human life means more than your FEELINGS!?!?!?!?
Christian Wier
Christian Wier 4 days ago
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
Music Athority
Music Athority 6 days ago
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.
Adolfo Martinez
Adolfo Martinez 8 days ago
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.
S G 12 days ago
I thought this was gonna be 'asylum'... like *Arkham Asylum.* ❤❤
LIAM BISHOP 14 days ago
Fun fact that torch is still floating in the sky
FelineBlender 16 days ago
John Oliver shit talking cilantro is just further proof that the British are awful at knowing what is good in food 🇲🇽
DragonriderEpona 18 days ago
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....
moonmoonbirdcpt 20 days ago
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
Mark K
Mark K 20 days ago
This country is the shits!
T Lindsay
T Lindsay 25 days ago
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!
T Lindsay
T Lindsay 13 days ago
@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.
Francklyn 13 days ago
Cody McCollum
Cody McCollum 28 days ago
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.
S G 12 days ago
John Danielson
John Danielson 29 days ago
John is a truly compassionate human being.
John Obermiller
John Obermiller 29 days ago
We need an update on the kids in hotels for this administration
Jacob Thompson
Jacob Thompson Month ago
Wayfair was too sketchy but this isnt any evidence of elite child sex slavery. Excellent work Republicans excellent.
Lian Kim
Lian Kim Month ago
Please talk about Myanmar..
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Davis Month ago
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!
Coastaku Month ago
Watching that journalist being shoved by guards made me forget that that was taken in the US
Soulife Month ago
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...
Soulife Month ago
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.
Joshua Aitkenhead
The end of this video has not aged well whatsoever.
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.
J Murray
J Murray 22 days ago
its possibily even worse as his policies are added to trump and obamas
mario yu
mario yu Month ago
The sincere cyclone normally smell because dry cosmetically spell a a shrill slope. holistic, panicky fireman
the nate show
the nate show Month ago
why the fuck was this in the TABS playlist?
John Doe
John Doe Month ago
This piece aged like fine milk. Well done, John.
Ramadi Rama
Ramadi Rama Month ago
Janet Merner
Janet Merner Month ago
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.
The Watcher XD
The Watcher XD Month ago
why is this on the landfall tabs playlist
Piper Martens
Piper Martens Month ago
Ughhh I’m on a John Oliver binge and I’m getting so pissed and sad about all these problems, but I can’t seem to stop!
Caitlin Month ago
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.
Andrew Skipsey
Andrew Skipsey Month ago
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.
Denise Balleith
Denise Balleith Month ago
I'm over it. Americans are treated like second class citizens in our own country.
Dante F
Dante F Month ago
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.
Tako Sha
Tako Sha Month ago
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,
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Aditya wahyu Month ago
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Scp_Guard Month ago
It's really amazing that this has been on landfall's playlist
Regina Cazares
Regina Cazares Month ago
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...
herokid789 Month ago
Did anyone else think this would be about mental asylums?
Han Koehle
Han Koehle Month ago
Welp, looks like Biden doubled down on the fake ICE college.
Zahra Abdullahi
Zahra Abdullahi Month ago
Spoiler Alert: Biden didn't do shit.
Gary McRoy
Gary McRoy Month ago
love john oliver but every country is allowed to have a border
Robert DuGuay
Robert DuGuay Month ago
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...
Nicole Thompson
Nicole Thompson Month ago
S W Month ago
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.
Carl Vitale
Carl Vitale Month ago
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.
Lance McCaughan
Lance McCaughan Month ago
ICE are human traffickers and paedophiles
Brian Howald
Brian Howald Month ago
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.
Iden Ree
Iden Ree Month ago
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 ?
Dwight Schrute
Dwight Schrute Month ago
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
Anthony Henriques
I truly did not know how absolutely terrible it is for immigrants.
William Smith
William Smith Month ago
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.
Adam Prall
Adam Prall Month ago
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.
T Ockie
T Ockie Month ago
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!
Olivia Olson
Olivia Olson Month ago
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Michael Fabian
Michael Fabian Month ago
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! 🐐
TARINunit9 2 months ago
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
Campos Patricia
Campos Patricia 2 months ago
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.
A G 2 months ago
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
Logan Shillington
Logan Shillington 2 months ago
I don’t think I want to be alive anymore...
Janelle 2 months ago
Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing 2 months ago
John... I once enjoyed your flavor though through time it's changed
AJHyoton 2 months ago
Cilantro of the human race? Another British guy who thinks entirely too high of himself
The Viewer
The Viewer 2 months ago
Cilantro tastes like soap.
19hitokiri 2 months ago
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.
Kevzy Dev
Kevzy Dev 2 months ago
@19hitokiri Hahaha are you so afraid of other opinions that you must report them?
19hitokiri 2 months ago
@M- Nice and reported
M- Nice
M- Nice 2 months ago
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.
Ho Phong
Ho Phong 2 months ago
Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!
Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
WTF this guy hacked lanfall
Evan's Art / Roblox
Evan's Art / Roblox 2 months ago
clone boi
clone boi 2 months ago
@Beats_Dreams its good now
Beats_Dreams 2 months ago
what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?
The BTS police Fucked you
Why was this in the tabs playlist?
Beats_Dreams 2 months ago
what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?
Liz Thompson
Liz Thompson 2 months ago
Steven Miller is the evil “immigrant hater” behind this well-orchestrated campaign against asylum seekers/immigrants. Thank God I’m Canadian.
Harvey Granger
Harvey Granger 2 months ago
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.
هتلر Al Hamid.
هتلر Al Hamid. 2 months ago
What happened to landfall
Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
@Cool Guy ok
Cool Guy
Cool Guy 2 months ago
@Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa Because they didn’t make it
Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
@Cool Guy But why the only thing there is is this video?
Cool Guy
Cool Guy 2 months ago
They got hacked
clone boi
clone boi 2 months ago
what did happen to landfall
Super Peasant
Super Peasant 2 months ago
Super Peasant
Super Peasant 2 months ago
Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
Who hacked they? We don't know, but this maybe is a clue
Kai J
Kai J 2 months ago
I hope landfall gets their content back :(
M- Nice
M- Nice 2 months ago
Who is landfall?
Shawnwebb 2 months ago
Who the hell is this guy? You may have gotten the wrong idea from that message, but when I looked on a channel I liked made by a big company, all the videos were privated except this one, which makes no sense considering the playlist it was in.
Shawnwebb 2 months ago
@Jadyn Geo Yep.
Jadyn Geo
Jadyn Geo 2 months ago
Landfall right
Spartan 2 months ago
why they hacked landfall
Bored In Midnight
Bored In Midnight 2 months ago
I came here after seeing landfall games private their entire channel except for a single playlist with every video private except for this video.
Sawyer Johnston
Sawyer Johnston 2 months ago
It was because they got hacked
ScoobaMain 2 months ago
who the hell hacked Landfall?
Autotainment 2 months ago
Landfall got hacked *F*
7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.
is private video can get back?
VideoLego production ITA
Why this is the only video remainig correlated to the Land Fall channel, i want my games back!
Ytp Bubb
Ytp Bubb 2 months ago
Landfall got hacked...
blue 2 months ago
Did you guys saw the landfall livestream?
clone boi
clone boi 2 months ago
no what was it.
미역 2 months ago
what's happened?
The bat of bats 1220
What happened
Grusome 2 months ago
I love the new TABS update, good job landfall
Ikerflo123 2 months ago
What is it
Cyrus Cheng
Cyrus Cheng 2 months ago
John Oliver new unit
The_Responder623 2 months ago
Wtf happened to landfall?
Super Peasant
Super Peasant 2 months ago
Jay Tang
Jay Tang 2 months ago
im watching this after biden won and and everything at the detention centers worse hows it feel to be a sheel for the demo rats? everything u want were gonna rat fuck it
M- Nice
M- Nice 2 months ago
Wow, who could have guessed it would get worse? Luckily It's not like they are going to sell drugs to our youth though. 😕
DoubleHelixGamer 2 months ago
For anyone who is wondering as of 1st March 2021 the Biden administration has ended the Remain in Mexico policy and those camps are almost empty.
BeezWhizz 2 months ago
Is it bad that when I think of asylum I don't think of shelter from persecution in another country? I think of an insane asylum is what I'm saying.
Maelle Thiam
Maelle Thiam 2 months ago
This lack of humanity is heartbreaking
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez 2 months ago
America is not a melting pot, It's more of a bowl of chowder.
MCPunk55 2 months ago
The system is working flawlessly, actually. It was never meant to admit asylum seekers, but keep them away.
BSFencer 2 months ago
Important to remember WE CAUSED THIS by our idiotic war on Drugs we imported to the rest of the world.
Linda Lupita
Linda Lupita 2 months ago
I feel like I never learned about Asylum in school at all. BTW I grew up in southern California so maybe that’s why. I am so angry that asylum seekers are not being taken care of with respect by our country. So embarrassing!!
Joby Hickey
Joby Hickey 2 months ago
well explained
julio Cubillas
julio Cubillas 2 months ago
In the end, immigration is like a band aid that has to be replace repeatedly. It doesnt really solve the fundamental problem which is corruption, violence, and poverty. At this point just do what it was done to Japan, just invade it and reform their goverments. Besides that I dont see anything else the US can do.
Kyle Reichenbach
Kyle Reichenbach 2 months ago
That "Remain in Mexico" or Migrant Protection Protocols policy just ended under Biden recently. Thank god we won't have to see that awful policy screwing over asylum seekers any longer.
Blackball 2 months ago
Don't worry who we are.