Asylum: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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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  • Jennifer Davis
    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!

  • Coastaku

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Joshua Aitkenhead
    Joshua Aitkenhead

    The end of this video has not aged well whatsoever.

  • Ceramic Shenanigans
    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.

  • mario yu
    mario yu

    The sincere cyclone normally smell because dry cosmetically spell a a shrill slope. holistic, panicky fireman

  • the nate show
    the nate show

    why the fuck was this in the TABS playlist?

  • John Doe
    John Doe

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

  • Ramadi Rama
    Ramadi Rama


  • Janet Merner
    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.

  • The Watcher XD
    The Watcher XD

    why is this on the landfall tabs playlist

  • Piper Martens
    Piper Martens

    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

    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


  • Victor Contreras
    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

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

  • Dante F
    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.

  • Tako Sha
    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,

  • Aditya wahyu
    Aditya wahyu

    ➡️ ⤵️ 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

  • Saylendra Priyo
    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

  • Scp_Guard

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

  • Regina Cazares
    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...

  • herokid789

    Did anyone else think this would be about mental asylums?

  • Han Koehle
    Han Koehle

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

  • Zahra Abdullahi
    Zahra Abdullahi

    Spoiler Alert: Biden didn't do shit.

  • Gary McRoy
    Gary McRoy

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

  • Robert DuGuay
    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...

  • Nicole Thompson
    Nicole Thompson


  • S W
    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.

  • Carl Vitale
    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.

  • Lance McCaughan
    Lance McCaughan

    ICE are human traffickers and paedophiles

  • Brian Howald
    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.

  • Iden Ree
    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 ?

  • Dwight Schrute
    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

  • Anthony Henriques
    Anthony Henriques

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

  • William Smith
    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.

  • Adam Prall
    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.

  • T Ockie
    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!

  • Olivia Olson
    Olivia Olson

    The handsomely spade parallely dress because sphere radiologically borrow against a dizzy car. distinct, tenuous cushion

  • Michael Fabian
    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! 🐐

  • 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

  • Campos Patricia
    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.

  • A G
    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

  • Logan Shillington
    Logan Shillington

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

  • Jem Dreamz
    Jem Dreamz


  • Robert Ewing
    Robert Ewing

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

  • AJHyoton

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

    • The Viewer
      The Viewer

      Cilantro tastes like soap.

  • 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.

    • Kevzy Dev
      Kevzy Dev

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

    • 19hitokiri

      @M- Nice and reported

    • M- Nice
      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.

  • Ho Phong
    Ho Phong

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

    • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
      Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

      WTF this guy hacked lanfall

  • Evan's Art / Roblox
    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!! 😭✋🏾

    • clone boi
      clone boi

      @影红枫Beats_Dream its good now

    • 影红枫Beats_Dream

      what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

  • When you Have the best grandma in the world
    When you Have the best grandma in the world

    Why was this in the tabs playlist?

    • 影红枫Beats_Dream

      what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

  • Liz Thompson
    Liz Thompson

    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

    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.

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Stone Cold Steve Austin

    What happened to landfall

    • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
      Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

      @Cool Guy ok

    • Cool Guy
      Cool Guy

      @Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa Because they didn’t make it

    • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
      Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

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

    • Cool Guy
      Cool Guy

      They got hacked

    • clone boi
      clone boi

      what did happen to landfall

  • Super Peasant
    Super Peasant


  • Super Peasant
    Super Peasant


    • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa
      Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

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

  • Kai J
    Kai J

    I hope landfall gets their content back :(

    • M- Nice
      M- Nice

      Who is landfall?

  • Shawnwebb

    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

      @Jadyn Geo Yep.

    • Jadyn Geo
      Jadyn Geo

      Landfall right

  • Spartan

    why they hacked landfall

  • Bored In Midnight
    Bored In Midnight

    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

      It was because they got hacked

  • ScoobaMain

    who the hell hacked Landfall?

  • Autotainment

    Landfall got hacked *F*

    • 7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.
      7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

      is private video can get back?

    • 7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.
      7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.


  • VideoLego production ITA
    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

    Landfall got hacked...

  • blue

    Did you guys saw the landfall livestream?

    • clone boi
      clone boi

      no what was it.

  • 미역

    what's happened?

  • The bat of bats 1220
    The bat of bats 1220

    What happened

  • Grusome

    I love the new TABS update, good job landfall

    • Ikerflo123

      What is it

    • Cyrus Cheng
      Cyrus Cheng

      John Oliver new unit

  • The_Responder623

    Wtf happened to landfall?

  • Super Peasant
    Super Peasant


  • Jay Tang
    Jay Tang

    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

      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

    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

    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

    This lack of humanity is heartbreaking

  • Luis Lopez
    Luis Lopez

    America is not a melting pot, It's more of a bowl of chowder.

  • MCPunk55

    The system is working flawlessly, actually. It was never meant to admit asylum seekers, but keep them away.

  • BSFencer

    Important to remember WE CAUSED THIS by our idiotic war on Drugs we imported to the rest of the world.

  • Linda Lupita
    Linda Lupita

    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

    well explained

  • julio Cubillas
    julio Cubillas

    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

    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

    Don't worry who we are.

  • AP

    a doodlebear, john. post malone looks like a doodlebear.

  • Abe Hussein
    Abe Hussein

    Thanks 4 saying shit none of us want 2 say. Too complicated and weird man.

  • Aftertale Fanatic
    Aftertale Fanatic

    Just thinking over it all, I'm just disappointed that many of the adults here in the U.S. could be classified as braindead compared to the intelligence and open mindedness of people even in middle school, and of the many amazing people in my life. I'm surprised I've never met any of these types, but I am grateful that I was raised the way I was. The fact that even a little compassion or sympathy is lost to so many is a shame, as well as revealing. I remember hearing that special phrase at a young age, treat others as you want to be treated. Though I more prefer, imagine yourself in someone else's shoes. It really would give perspective on things. Too bad a lot of people don't have the cognitive thinking to imagine such a thing.

  • 7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.
    7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

    Of course Landfall, this is TABS

  • Patricia Garcia
    Patricia Garcia

    Three words: I HATE TRUMP!!!

  • labib h blaze
    labib h blaze

    I mean what I don't understand is if you live in a place that is so dangerous for your kids, then why did you procreate and make those kids, nobody forced you to procreate, why should America be responsible for your horniness.

  • Bilal Malik
    Bilal Malik

    John Oliver, two words: Lyme Disease

  • Lynne again
    Lynne again

    2021 here.... Biden hasn't fixed shit. How do we stop this cycle of forcing lesser evils? Of squashing the people's choice like Bernie.

  • Truebornseeker

    *FUCK ICE 2 by MANNY SÁNCHEZ starts playing loudly in the background*

  • Tiger Lily
    Tiger Lily

    I mean, no one should be surprised this is what we're allowing to happen to helpless, scared people coming here for a better life. This country doesn't even take care of its own tax-paying citizens.

  • Tiger Lily
    Tiger Lily

    I *love* cilantro.. Maybe that's why I think the British accent is so smexy.

  • RealJCoop

    That old lady is almost my mom's age who's passed. My mom was a covert narcissist and didn't deserve her citizenship. I wish I could trade hers to that lady. My mom didn't help ant family get a green card nor did my brother. Lol my family is shitty.

  • Uke Yaoi Trash
    Uke Yaoi Trash

    I swear to god, I am Dutch, but this channel is just so funny lol! All his videos are hilarious XD

  • Uke Yaoi Trash
    Uke Yaoi Trash

    "Execute order 42" LOL

  • Uke Yaoi Trash
    Uke Yaoi Trash

    00:50 LOLZ "Africans" hahaha

  • Natasha Martijn
    Natasha Martijn

    problem is solved!! Biden opend up the borders for every one🥳

  • Jin

    Rerun moment... 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would think receiving Asylum is that EASY...... I've known people that were detained for YEARS, trying to get Asylum. And US (before trump) always maintained a "list" of countries, with "special rules" for Asylum. And that was primarily due to their homeland being too destructive, fearful, violence, religious persecution, etc... And even when they fit those categories PERFECTLY, the amount of time that they need to wait, while being detained & treated like P.O.S., is EXTREMELY LENGTHY. Immigration has attempted to detain people who weren't even seeking asylum. But they treated them as if they were. (Someone I knew ended up with a "bogus" passport -- she honestly didn't know. She came to America to go shopping; merely for couple of days or so & fly back home. All she wanted to do was go back home to China. But because China was one of those countries on "that list", they would NOT release her. So she was detained for slightly over 6 months, before they FINALLY allowed her to be released back to China.) So when people think they know about these things and think that it's just "plain & simple"; PLEASE understand that it's FAR FAR from being plain & simple. NOTHING about immigration is THAT SIMPLE.