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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  • T Lindsay
    T LindsayDag siden

    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!

  • Cody McCollum
    Cody McCollum4 dager siden

    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.

  • John Danielson
    John Danielson5 dager siden

    John is a truly compassionate human being.

  • John Obermiller
    John Obermiller6 dager siden

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

  • Jacob Thompson
    Jacob Thompson7 dager siden

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

  • Lian Kim
    Lian Kim9 dager siden

    Please talk about Myanmar..

  • Jennifer Davis
    Jennifer Davis11 dager siden

    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
    Coastaku11 dager siden

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

  • Soulife
    Soulife12 dager siden

    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
    Soulife12 dager siden

    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 Aitkenhead13 dager siden

    The end of this video has not aged well whatsoever.

  • Ceramic Shenanigans
    Ceramic Shenanigans14 dager siden

    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 yu14 dager siden

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

  • the nate show
    the nate show15 dager siden

    why the fuck was this in the TABS playlist?

  • John Doe
    John Doe15 dager siden

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

  • Ramadi Rama
    Ramadi Rama17 dager siden


  • Janet Merner
    Janet Merner17 dager siden

    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 XD19 dager siden

    why is this on the landfall tabs playlist

  • Piper Martens
    Piper Martens19 dager siden

    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
    Caitlin22 dager siden

    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 Skipsey22 dager siden


  • Victor Contreras
    Victor Contreras23 dager siden

    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 Balleith23 dager siden

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

  • Dante F
    Dante F24 dager siden

    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 Sha24 dager siden

    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 wahyu26 dager siden

    ➡️ ⤵️ 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 Priyo26 dager siden

    ➡️ ⤵️ 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
    Scp_Guard26 dager siden

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

  • Regina Cazares
    Regina Cazares27 dager siden

    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
    herokid78927 dager siden

    Did anyone else think this would be about mental asylums?

  • Han Koehle
    Han Koehle27 dager siden

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

  • Zahra Abdullahi
    Zahra Abdullahi28 dager siden

    Spoiler Alert: Biden didn't do shit.

  • Gary McRoy
    Gary McRoy28 dager siden

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

  • Robert DuGuay
    Robert DuGuay28 dager siden

    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 Thompson29 dager siden


  • S W
    S W29 dager siden

    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 Vitale29 dager siden

    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 McCaughan29 dager siden

    ICE are human traffickers and paedophiles

  • Brian Howald
    Brian HowaldMåned siden

    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 ReeMåned siden

    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 SchruteMåned siden

    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 HenriquesMåned siden

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

  • William Smith
    William SmithMåned siden

    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 PrallMåned siden

    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 OckieMåned siden

    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 OlsonMåned siden

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

  • Michael Fabian
    Michael FabianMåned siden

    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
    TARINunit9Måned siden

    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 PatriciaMåned siden

    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 GMåned siden

    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 ShillingtonMåned siden

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

  • Jem Dreamz
    Jem DreamzMåned siden


  • Robert Ewing
    Robert EwingMåned siden

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

  • AJHyoton
    AJHyotonMåned siden

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

  • The Viewer

    The Viewer

    Måned siden

    Cilantro tastes like soap.

  • 19hitokiri
    19hitokiriMåned siden

    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

    Måned siden

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

  • 19hitokiri


    Måned siden

    @M- Nice and reported

  • M- Nice

    M- Nice

    Måned siden

    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 PhongMåned siden

    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

    Måned siden

    WTF this guy hacked lanfall

  • Evan's Art / Roblox
    Evan's Art / RobloxMåned siden

    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

    Måned siden

    @影红枫Beats_Dream its good now

  • 影红枫Beats_Dream


    Måned siden

    what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

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

    Why was this in the tabs playlist?

  • 影红枫Beats_Dream


    Måned siden

    what happend to landfall youtube Channel ?

  • Liz Thompson
    Liz ThompsonMåned siden

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

  • Harvey Granger
    Harvey GrangerMåned siden

    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 AustinMåned siden

    What happened to landfall

  • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Måned siden

    @Cool Guy ok

  • Cool Guy

    Cool Guy

    Måned siden

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

  • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Måned siden

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

  • Cool Guy

    Cool Guy

    Måned siden

    They got hacked

  • clone boi

    clone boi

    Måned siden

    what did happen to landfall

  • Super Peasant
    Super PeasantMåned siden


  • Super Peasant
    Super PeasantMåned siden


  • Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Urzúa

    Måned siden

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

  • Kai J
    Kai JMåned siden

    I hope landfall gets their content back :(

  • M- Nice

    M- Nice

    Måned siden

    Who is landfall?

  • Shawnwebb
    ShawnwebbMåned siden

    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


    Måned siden

    @Jadyn Geo Yep.

  • Jadyn Geo

    Jadyn Geo

    Måned siden

    Landfall right

  • Spartan
    SpartanMåned siden

    why they hacked landfall

  • Bored In Midnight
    Bored In MidnightMåned siden

    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

    Måned siden

    It was because they got hacked

  • ScoobaMain
    ScoobaMainMåned siden

    who the hell hacked Landfall?

  • Autotainment
    AutotainmentMåned siden

    Landfall got hacked *F*

  • 7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

    7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

    Måned siden

    is private video can get back?

  • 7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

    7A_31_Teuku Zhafran Ravi R.

    Måned siden


  • VideoLego production ITA
    VideoLego production ITAMåned siden

    Why this is the only video remainig correlated to the Land Fall channel, i want my games back!

  • Ytp Bubb
    Ytp BubbMåned siden

    Landfall got hacked...

  • blue
    blueMåned siden

    Did you guys saw the landfall livestream?

  • clone boi

    clone boi

    Måned siden

    no what was it.

  • 미역
    미역Måned siden

    what's happened?

  • The bat of bats 1220
    The bat of bats 1220Måned siden

    What happened

  • Grusome
    GrusomeMåned siden

    I love the new TABS update, good job landfall

  • Ikerflo123


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    What is it

  • Cyrus Cheng

    Cyrus Cheng

    Måned siden

    John Oliver new unit

  • The_Responder623
    The_Responder623Måned siden

    Wtf happened to landfall?

  • Super Peasant
    Super PeasantMåned siden


  • Jay Tang
    Jay TangMåned siden

    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

    Måned siden

    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
    DoubleHelixGamerMåned siden

    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
    BeezWhizzMåned siden

    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 ThiamMåned siden

    This lack of humanity is heartbreaking

  • Luis Lopez
    Luis LopezMåned siden

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

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55Måned siden

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

  • BSFencer
    BSFencerMåned siden

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

  • Linda Lupita
    Linda LupitaMåned siden

    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 HickeyMåned siden

    well explained

  • julio Cubillas
    julio CubillasMåned siden

    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 ReichenbachMåned siden

    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
    BlackballMåned siden

    Don't worry who we are.

  • AP
    APMåned siden

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

  • Abe Hussein
    Abe HusseinMåned siden

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

  • Aftertale Fanatic
    Aftertale FanaticMåned siden

    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.Måned siden

    Of course Landfall, this is TABS

  • Patricia Garcia
    Patricia GarciaMåned siden

    Three words: I HATE TRUMP!!!

  • labib h blaze
    labib h blazeMåned siden

    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 MalikMåned siden

    John Oliver, two words: Lyme Disease

  • Lynne again
    Lynne againMåned siden

    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
    TruebornseekerMåned siden

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

  • Tiger Lily
    Tiger LilyMåned siden

    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 LilyMåned siden

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